Safety & Health

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.
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.

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