Safety & Health

June 21, 2010
WASHINGTON – OSHA announced today that the Severe Violators Enforcement Program directive is effective June 18th. The agency announced in April that it was implementing the program to focus on employers who continually disregard their legal obligations to protect their workers.
June 2, 2010
OSHA is confirming the effective date of June 15, 2010 for the direct final rule requiring employers to notify their workers of all hexavalent chromium exposures. The rule revises a provision in OSHA's Hexavalent Chromium standard that required workers be notified only when they experienced exposures exceeding the permissible exposure limit.
May 27, 2010
The AGC Safety Management Training Course (SMTC) provides attendees three days of training on the basic skills needed to manage a company safety program in the construction industry.  It will be held in Philadelphia, PA from September 21 - 23, 2010. The program prepares attendees to manage the key safety issues on the job site and provides techniques for delivering basic safety training to field personnel.  For details, please click on the following link: http://www.agc.org/cs/event_details?eventId=2199
May 5, 2010
The Advanced Safety Management Training Course (ASMTC) is a unique three-day course, which will provide a high level training experience for safety professionals and company managers who have a solid background in construction safety and health.  This course will enhance a participant's ability to manage all aspects of safety and health for their employees on field safety, insurance issues and legal and liability issues.  The training will be available October 18-20, 2010 in Madison, WI.  For details please go to the following link:
May 5, 2010
Madison, Wisconsin OSHA area director Kim Stille warned Daily Reporter that her agency is unprepared to enforce the Protecting Americas Workers Act, and that it would undermine productive relationships the agency has built with construction firms that have helped cut the construction fatality rate nearly in half over the past decade.
October 8, 2009
A new article in the September/October issue of Constructor magazine shows how collaborative safety partnerships between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and contractors are saving lives and reducing injuries.
September 22, 2009
On September 11, OSHA renewed its Alliance with the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners, which includes AGC, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the International Union of Operating Engineers, the Laborers International Union of North America and the National Asphalt Pavement Association.
September 22, 2009
Free Webinar - September 30th from 1-2pm ET Developed by AGC and Zurich Services Corp, the Highway Worker Safety Program focuses on the leading causes of fatality and injury for employees managing and performing work on highways in America. In this webinar, learn how to effectively navigate and use this program to train supervisors and empower company employees to work safely. Understand the key exposures that cause 90% of highway worker deaths and the best controls to eliminate and minimize these exposures.
August 25, 2009
AGC announced the results of a new analysis that found construction safety incidents dropped 38 percent over the last ten years and the construction fatality rate declined 47 percent since 1998, the year the federal government switched to a safety oversight approach known as "collaborative safety."
July 15, 2009
A new national worker safety training program developed by AGC and Zurich North America will help reduce the approximately 100 construction workers killed each year while performing highway maintenance or construction. Read the  press release here.

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