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On Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, the White House announced that Pres. Trump will nominate Scott Mugno as assistant secretary of the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/27/president-donald-j-trump-announces-intent-nominate-personnel-key to view the full article online.

 
Be recognized for excelling in safety performance, commitment to safety, occupational health management and risk control. Application deadline is Dec. 15, 2017.

Visit https://www.agc.org/about-us/awards-recognition-programs/willis-towers-watson-construction-safety-excellence-awards to view the full article online.

 
Please join us on Jan. 10-12, 2018, in Long Beach, California and participate in the development of regulatory and legislative activity at both the 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. Registration is now open.

Visit http://meetings.agc.org/safety/ to view the full article online.

 
Regulatory & Legislative Updates
On Oct. 23, 2017, the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration began full enforcement of its respirable crystalline standard for construction. To help educate AGC members, the association has developed the "Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction" webpage with a host of resources designed to provide contractors with a better understanding of what is expected of them from OSHA.

Visit https://www.agc.org/industry-priorities/safety-health/respirable-crystalline-silica-construction to view the full article online.

 
Events
2018 National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls
May 7-11, 2018
OSHA has announced the dates for next year's Safety Stand Down. This is a voluntary event that encourages employers to have a conversation with their workers about fall hazards and prevention. The week-long event is sponsored by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and CPWR (The Center for Construction Research and Training).

 
Best Practices
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the statistics on scaffold accidents are not particularly encouraging. The CFOI reports that 72 percent of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the accident either to the planking or support giving way, the employee slipping, or being struck by a falling object.

Visit http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0617/index.php?startid=18#/18 to view the full article online.

 
Member News
P.J. Dick Corp., a Philadelphia Builders Chapter and MBA of Western Pennsylvania member, has aligned with OSHA to promote workplace safety and educate workers on construction hazards during construction of a new office building in Erie.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-safetyMatters/articles/index.asp?aid=469563&issueID=52197 to view the full article online.

 
Safety Cabinet
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

Visit http://store.agc.org/Store/Store/StoreLayouts/Item_Detail.aspx?iProductCode=0127&CATEGORY=100_105 to view the full article online.

 
 

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