On February 15 and 27, respectively, AGC along with its partners on the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) met with representatives from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to further discuss the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) proposal to update its existing standards to better protect miners against occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) proposal to expand who can serve as the employee representative during the walkaround portion of enforcement inspections. The review of the rules by OIRA signals the final step in the rulemaking process before each will be published in the Federal Register. AGC and its coalition partners used the meetings as an opportunity to reiterate concerns raised in our comments on both the MSHA silica rule and the OSHA worker walkaround rule, while also expressing concerns at the speed of which the rules are being promulgated. AGC will continue to track each rule as it moves through the process and provide updates as they occur.

Join us on March 6, 1PM – 2PM EST for the next quarterly town hall. The purpose of these meetings is to communicate key safety and health issues and challenges, as well as discuss enforcement, regulatory, and outreach activities at the national and local levels.

Join AGC, NCCER and Ambition Theory on Monday, March 4 at 12pm EST for a Women in Construction Week Webinar, From Insights to Action Plan: A Toolkit for Advancing Women in Construction. During the webinar, we will share a new actionable toolkit - based off the findings from the 2023 "Building Better: Women in Construction Report" and following a discussion with construction firms during AGC's Construction HR & Workforce Conference - designed to help companies move beyond recruitment and pave the way for more women to move into leadership positions.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is hosting a two-part webinar on the employer requirement to electronically submit workplace injury and illness data using the Injury Tracking Application. You can register for either free event here and Spanish and Portuguese translation will be available for both.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is hosting a webinar on electronically submitting workplace injury and illness data using the Injury Tracking Application on February 7 from 1–2 p.m. EST. Registration is free and Spanish translation will be available.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new fact sheet on Workplace Mental Health, which is now available in English and Spanish. The fact sheet provides workplaces with vital information and resources to address mental health concerns effectively and will be incorporated into the Introduction to OSHA module of the OSHA 10- and 30-Hour Outreach Training courses.

AGC of America is now accepting session proposals for AGC’s 2024 Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference (July 16-18, 2024, in St. Louis, MO). This notice is a call for presentations for a limited number of speaking opportunities.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled a meeting for the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. The Advisory Committee was established by the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, also known as the Construction Safety Act, to advise on CSA-related policy matters and construction standards.

The 2024 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting’s plenary session featured a fireside chat on the importance of mental wellness in the construction industry. The discussions between Travis McCarthy at Sundt Construction, Peter Tateishi at AGC of California, and Sharareh (Sherri) Kermanshachi at Penn State Harrisburg highlighted the efforts that the construction industry has been undertaking at a contractor, research, and industry level to promote healthy mental well-being in the industry’s workforce.

The AGC Education and Research Foundation is committed to the growth, development, and encouragement of field research initiatives to enhance the education of construction management students. In support of this vision, the AGC Foundation commissions case studies that will provide today's construction management students the tools to build the industry's future. Cases written by faculty-contractor teams are based on actual experience and provide students with the opportunity to work through issues in a classroom setting.