Industry Priorities

Trenching & Excavation Safety Training

AGC of America, supported by a Susan Harwood Federal Training Grant, developed the Trenching & Excavation Hazards in Construction Safety Training.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), from 2015 to 2018, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 103 total trenching and excavation-related deaths, an average of 25 per year over this 4-year period. Also, the OSHA Information System (OIS) Accident Investigation Report shows that between FY 2013 – FY 2017, there were a total of 156 incidents reported in the construction industry. Moreover, between October 2018 and September 2019, there were 1,499 citations and more than $7,000,000 in penalties issued to construction employers for failing to meet their compliance obligations under Subpart P.

Target Audience

  • Company Officers
  • Estimators
  • Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Foremen
  • Both Union and Non-union Contractors

Topics Covered

  • Injury, Illness, and fatality statistics
  • Frequently cited standards
  • Utilities protection
  • Common hazards
  • Soil testing and classification
  • Protective systems
  • Review of the agency priority goal
  • And much more...

Training Locations and Dates

This is a one day course. At each location, it will be offered twice. 

August 2021

1. Delaware Contractors Association

  • Date/Time: August 10 & 11, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Location: Delaware Contractors Association -- 527 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713
  • Registration: Click HERE to download flyer. Email completed flyer to contact below.
  • Contact: Jamie Chambers -- jchambers@e-dca.org | (302) 985-7988

2. General Building Contractors Association

  • Date/Time: August 19 & 20, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Location: Med-Tex Services, Inc. -- 6940 State Road Unit E, Philadelphia, PA 19135
  • Registration: Click HERE to register.
  • Contact: Byron Lee -- blee@gbca.com | (215) 568-7015

3. Inland Northwest AGC

  • ​​Dates/Times: August 24 & 25, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
  • Location: Inland Northwest AGC -- 4935 E. Trent Ave., Spokane, WA 99212
  • Registration: August 24, 2021 OR August 25, 2021
  • Contact: Mary Tantriella -- Mtantriella@NWAGC.org | (720) 235-1907

4. TEXO Association

  • ​​Dates/Times: August 25 (English) & August 26 (Spanish - postponed), 2021 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Location: TEXO Association -- 11101 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75229
  • Registration: August 25, 2021 (English)
  • Contact: Kim Espinosa -- kim@texoassociation.org | (972) 647-0697

 

October 2021

1. AGC of Virginia

  • Date/Time: October 13 & 14, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Location: Faulconer Construction -- 8350 Three Notch Rd, Louisa, VA 23093
  • Registration: Click HERE to register.
  • Contact: Courtney Baker -- courtney@agcva.org | (804) 364-5504 x212

2. AGC Houston

  • Dates/Times: October 19 & 20, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Location: AGC Houston -- 3825 Dacoma Street, Houston, TX 77092
  • Registration: Click HERE to download the registration form. 
  • Contact: Kim Mason -- kim.m@agchouston.org | (713) 843-3720

 

November 2021

1. AGC of South Dakota

  • Dates/Times: November 10 & 11, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Location: AGC of South Dakota -- 1600 W. Russell St., Sioux, SD 57104
  • Registration: Coming Soon
  • Contact: Michael O'Neal -- Michael@sdagc.org | (605) 951-1665

2. Ohio Contractors Association 

  • Date/Time: November 17 & 18, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Location: Ohio Contractors Association -- 1313 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215
  • Registration: Coming Soon
  • Contact: Mark Potnick -- MPotnick@ohiocontractors.org | (614) 488-0724

 

Coming Soon

1. TEXO Association (Spanish-language class)

  • ​​Dates/Times: TBD | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Location: TEXO Association -- 11101 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75229
  • Registration: Coming soon
  • Contact: Kim Espinosa -- kim@texoassociation.org | (972) 647-0697

2. AGC Florida East Coast Chapter

Details TBD

 

Continuing Education Credits

0.8 IACET CEUs | The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, AGC has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, AGC is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

For more information, contact Nazia Shah at nazia.shah@agc.org or (703) 837-5409. Last updated September 10, 2021.

 

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