Safety & Health

June 12, 2009
Attend AGC's Safety & Health meeting July 22-24 in Washington, D.C., and get the latest updates on congressional activity that directly effects construction safety and health. Join more than 150 industry professionals to discuss the latest concerns facing the construction industry and network with seasoned safety experts.  
June 8, 2009
Get the latest updates on congressional activity that directly effects construction safety and health at AGC's Safety and Health Conference in Washington, D.C. Join more than 150 industry professionals to discuss the latest safety and health concerns facing the construction industry and network with seasoned safety experts July 22-24, 2009.
April 8, 2009
Today, Secretary Solis selected Jordan Barab to be Deputy Assistant Secretary for OSHA and Acting Assistant Secretary, effective Monday, April 13. Jordan comes to OSHA from the House Education and Labor Committee where he is the Senior Labor Policy Advisor for Health and Safety to Chairman George Miller. Prior to that, from 2002 through 2007, Jordan worked at the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. Many will remember Jordan from his first tour with OSHA, where he was Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary from 1998-2001.
March 6, 2009
AGC named Oaks Corners, N.Y.-based Elderlee Inc., the safest construction company in America this year. Elderlee and 42 other construction companies were honored at AGC's 90th Convention for the strength of their safety programs and overall safety performance in 2008.
February 18, 2009
On February 17, 2009, a change in personnel was made at OSHA.  Mr. Noah Connell, Deputy Director, Directorate of Construction (DOC) within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been the Acting Director for the DOC since April 2008.  This was the second time in three years that Mr. Connell has been Acting Director.  However, the Administration has selected Mr. Richard Fairfax, Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs to act as the Acting Director for the DOC.  Mr.
January 31, 2009
The Focus Four Hazards in Construction training program is offered free at various locations nationwide due to the Susan Harwood Training Grant from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  The Focus Four Hazards in Construction are falls, electrocutions, struck-by's and caught-in's. These hazards account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry, and this information was used to develop the training program.  Over the last 11 years, on average, 640 workers were killed despite OSHA standards and special emphasis enforcement programs.
January 26, 2009
On January 26, 2009, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published an announcement to hold public hearing on Crane and Derricks in Construction. The public hearings for Crane and Derricks in Construction will be held in Washington D.C. on March 17, 2009.
December 11, 2008
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), for the seventh year in a row, has partnered with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to offer the FREE Susan Harwood Grant training seminars! The Focus Four Hazards in Construction, covers falls, electrocutions, struck-by's, and caught-between’s, which account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry.

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