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STP ONLINE TRAINING REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Planning and Scheduling | March 3–April 6, 2019
This course will help construction supervisors understand ways in which planning scheduling saves time and money, while increasing quality in the construction process. REGISTRATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15

STP ONLINE TRAINING 

Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs | February 3–March 2, 2019
This course covers a good review of understanding how project estimates are compiled, how to compare actual project costs with those estimated, and much more. REGISTRATION DEADLINE JANUARY 18.

 

STP ONLINE TRAINING 

Risk Management and Problem Solving | January 6-February 2, 2019
This course will help construction professionals identify problems and how they occur and learn effective problem-solving techniques.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE DECEMBER 14

 

NATIONAL TRAINING COMING TO OMAHA

Just announced—AGCA’s Safety Management Training, an intense 3-day course covering skills needed to manage a company safety program, will be offered in Omaha soon. The dates are February 11–13, 2019, in Omaha, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration now available.

 

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Contractors consider technology’s effects on work-site safety

Contractors are split on the high-tech safety applications of technology such as wearables and drones, with some saying they may be a good fit for larger work sites but not a necessity for smaller projects. Regardless of technology, though, it’s important to get workers to buy into safety procedures from the start, says Rodney Spencley, DPR Construction’s corporate director of safety, quality and labor relations. Read More

 

AGC WebEd: How to protect against respirable crystalline silica

Free Webinar: OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
February 27, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm CT
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This webinar will cover: 
• Respirable Crystalline Silica’s Definition and Associated Health Hazards
• Principal Elements of 2 OSHA Standards to Protect Workers from Exposure to
• Respirable Crystalline Silica: one for Construction (29 CFR 1926.1153), and one for General Industry / Maritime (29 CFR 1910.1053)
• Types of Required Control Measures and Respiratory Protection for Respirable Crystalline Silica and more.

 

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2018

At the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston, Texas, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the agency’s top 10 violations for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to a standing-room-only crowd of safety professionals. While the list—particularly its top half—is largely familiar from previous years, one standard made an appearance for the first time. Read More
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AGC Constructor Cast: The Opioid Crisis & Construction

According to a recent article in Constructor Magazine, Federal statistics show in 2016, 11.5 million people misused prescription opioids and 116 people died every day from an opioid-related overdose. On this edition of the ConstructorCast, four industry panelists discuss the opioid epidemic and provide resources and insight on this important issue.

 

Safety Matters

Safety & Health Update from AGC of America.
October 2018

 

Senate Approves AGC-Backed Package to Combat Opioid Epidemic

On Sept. 17, the U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan bill targeting policy changes to help reverse the current opioid crisis. AGC-supported changes in the bill, which include increasing the number of mental health and substance abuse professionals, providing job training and treatment services to individuals with substance use disorders, and providing support for recovering individuals to transition back into the workforce. Read More »

 

OSHA Publishes New Silica Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a set of 53 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to provide guidance to employers and employees regarding OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. The FAQs are extensive and organized by topic.