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Please join us in Indianapolis, Indiana July 25-27, 2018, for the AGC Safety & Health Conference. You will get to participate in the development of regulatory and legislative activity on both the national and local levels, 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.

Sponsorship opportunities still available. All sponsorships include post-event attendee list and recognition as a sponsor with a company logo in the meeting literature, pre/post marketing materials, the mobile app and on the website.

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Fifty-four percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by AGC of America. In response, association officials have launched a new mobile advertising campaign urging drivers who routinely pass through certain work zones to slow down and be alert.

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Submissions due Friday, June 8

In conjunction with AGC’s 2018 workforce development campaign, we are currently seeking success stories and best practices in the areas of construction workforce development, industry image enhancement and industry recruiting. Our goal is to gather and share these success stories with member firms and AGC chapter staff in the hopes of increasing knowledge sharing and program collaboration, communicating lessons learned and sparking innovative workforce solutions. Submitted success stories will have the opportunity to be featured in AGC’s Workforce Development Plan and a number of other AGC publications, webinars and the AGC website. 

Do you have a successful workforce program to share? If so, please submit your programs through ProposalSpace by COB Friday, June 8, 2018. For questions, please contact Carly Trout at carly.trout@agc.orgSubmit your program today and help AGC build the industry’s workforce!
AGC of America, supported by Susan Harwood Federal Training Grant, developed the Fall Prevention Safety Training Program.

Construction workers make up approximately 4 percent of the country’s workforce but account for an average of 19 percent of all job-related fatalities each year. Consistently, over the past five years approximately 35-39 percent of those fatalities are from falls. Falls account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry, especially among small businesses and businesses with Hispanic workers. In addition, fall protection violations continue to be among the most-cited standards in the construction industry. AGC of America is pleased to offer this one-day training program based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality training within the industry. Classes are offered at various locations and dates throughout the year.

June Class
June 21-22, 2018
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
AGC Georgia
Complete registration form and return to Cherri Watson.

August Class
August 6 & 7, 2018
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
AGC San Diego Chapter
6212 Ferris Square, San Diego, CA 92121
Contact Information: Becca Schaffer -- | (858) 558-7444 ext. 101
Registration: Complete registration form and return to Becca via email.
Arlington, Virginia
This unique three–day course provides construction safety and health professionals with the next–level knowledge required to successfully manage a company–wide safety program. Moving beyond the basics of Focus Four training, AGC’s Advanced Safety Management Training Program will give participants a more holistic view of safety’s role in project and company success, as well as advanced tactics and best practices for managing all aspects of a corporate safety program. Participants will also focus on the importance of "selling" safety throughout the organization and methods to generate buy–in from different audiences.
Best Practices
Highlights Growing Role of Technology in Helping Keep Construction Workers Safe

In recognition of Safety Week, which took place May 7-11, 2018, Triax Technologies, Inc., a member of AGC of Connecticut and Colorado Contractors Association, Inc., recently shared key strategies construction firms can implement at all levels of their organizations to improve safety outcomes on the jobsite.

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Member News
Importance of Ladder Safety and Inspection Highlighted During Annual Event

Gaston Electrical Co., Inc., a leading electrical services contractor in New England and an AGC of Massachusetts member, recently took part in the 2018 National Construction Safety Week from May 7-11. The annual construction safety event, organized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), united over 80 large construction firms to promote industry-wide education and awareness while discussing the importance of making safe decisions on the jobsite.

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National Safety Week and OSHA Safety Stand Down Bring Industry-wide Attention to Construction Safety

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, participated in two events to help bring greater attention to improving jobsite safety: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) National Safety Stand-Down and Safety Week 2018.

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