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Do not miss your opportunity to attend AGC's Safety and Health Committee Conference in sunny San Diego, California from Jan. 14-16, 2015. By attending this event, you will be participating in the development of regulatory and legislative activity on both a national and local level, assisting in the development and creation of new safety training programs and products and hearing the latest initiatives from OSHA and other industry experts. Sign up today or register onsite next week in San Diego.

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AGC is still asking you – our members – to predict what next year will be like for your business. The answers to the 2015 AGC Business Outlook survey will help us craft a full analysis and outlook for the construction industry in the New Year.  Questions focus on expectations for market performance, hiring, labor market conditions, plans to acquire equipment, etc.  Please take a moment to complete the survey here at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015AGCBusinessOutlook. After we receive a sufficient amount of survey responses, we will work with AGC’s chief economist Ken Simonson to analyze the results, which will be released in early January to the media and members. As in the past, we will also prepare state-specific outlooks for every state where we have a sufficiently robust response.  Thanks in advance for all your help and support, and please contact Brian Turmail at turmailb@agc.org with any questions.
 
Regulatory & Legislative Updates
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, there is a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Employers will now be required to report all work-related fatalities within eight hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding out about the incident.

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Events
Safety and Health Committee Conference
January 14-16, 2015 
San Diego, California 
Construction safety and health is vital for the success of the industry. Join more than 150 industry professionals and participate in the development of regulatory and legislative activity on both a national and local level, assist in the development and creation of new safety training programs and products and hear the latest initiatives from OSHA and other industry experts.

96th Annual Convention 
March 18-20, 2015 
San Juan, Puerto Rico 

No one can see 360 degrees, but gaining a comprehensive view of where you are, where you are going and where you need to be can only strengthen the educated decisions construction professionals have to make everyday. Take the opportunity to step outside, analyze the direction your organization is heading, listen and compare that with other construction professionals and take that perspective back to your organization. Whether it’s a networking function at a local AGC Chapter, an industry event or the Annual Convention, AGC events provide you with the tools and access to take a step back for a well-rounded view of your company in comparison to others and the industry as a whole. As our premier event each year, the AGC Convention and Technology & Construction Solutions Expo is the ideal opportunity to see everything AGC can do for you and your business, as well as taking that much needed step outside the office to review the challenges of your organization in relation to your fellow construction professionals and the industry.

 
Best Practices
OSHA inspectors seldom give advance notice of their inspections, and companies frequently are surprised to find an inspector show up unannounced in the lobby, asking to see a work site. These unexpected visits can catch companies off guard, and the safety director and other senior managers may be off site or unavailable to monitor an inspection that could result in citations or fines. What should managers do when OSHA is in the lobby?

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Merchants Bonding Co.
Safety Cabinet
Fall Protection: Complete OSHA Regulations
This guide takes the guesswork out of finding the regulations that keep your workforce safe and compliant. Easily navigate the government’s complex standards and save yourself time while you solve issues before they become problems.
The guide provides fall-protection OSHA regulations from:
•Part 1910: General Industry
•Part 1915: Shipyard Employment
•Part 1917: Marine Terminals
•Part 1918: Longshoring
•Part 1926: Construction
•OSHA Letters of Interpretation

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The Stormwater Inspection Reports for Contractors mobile app was developed by AGC to provide contractors an electronic documentation tool to quickly and easily prepare their stormwater inspection and corrective action reports right from their iPad®.

Visit http://news.agc.org/2014/06/26/agc-releases-stormwater-inspection-reports-for-contractors-mobile-app/ to view the full article online.

 
 

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