Safety & Health

April 1, 2011
The month of April is designated as National Safe Digging Month, and AGC is working with its network of Chapters and its contractor members to help raise awareness of pipeline safety, underground damage prevention, and excavation safety.
March 29, 2011
URS Energy & Construction was among 39 winners in the 2011 Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) competition. Nearly 100 firms competed over several days during AGC's 92nd Annual Convention.
March 1, 2011
Construction safety and health is vital for the success of the industry. Join more than 150 industry professionals and participate in the development of regulatory and legislative activity on both a 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.
January 21, 2011
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it is withdrawing its proposed interpretation titled “Interpretation of OSHA’s Provisions for Feasible Administrative or Engineering Controls of Occupational Noise.” 
December 22, 2010
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a new directive withdrawing a former one that allowed residential builders to bypass fall protection requirements.
December 21, 2010
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, has appointed Jim Maddux as the new director of the agency’s Directorate of Construction, effective Monday, Dec. 20, 2010.
December 20, 2010
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.
December 20, 2010
The next AGC Safety Management Training Course (SMTC) is being offered February 1-3, 2011, in Omaha, Neb. The course provides intensive instruction on the basic skills needed to manage a safety program within a company.  Participants will receive instruction and training that will allow them to return to their firms with readily applicable new skills. 
November 23, 2010
On November 15, 2010, Senator Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, sent a letter to the Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis expressing concerns over the direction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
November 17, 2010
AGC is now accepting nominations to the 12th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA).  CSEA is the industry’s elite safety excellence awards program, recognizing companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and loss prevention programs.

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