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The AGC Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Forum meets virtually on a quarterly basis to gather/share information, resources, and best practices among stakeholders in the construction industry.

On July 2, OSHA published their proposed standard addressing heat illness in outdoor and indoor settings.

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Nevada is proud to announce the launch of its public awareness campaign, "Respect the Cone: My family needs me home," aimed at fostering a culture of safety within roadway and highway construction work zones. The campaign will launch with a press conference on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 9:45 a.m. at the U.S. 395 northbound on-ramp at Parr Boulevard. Speakers include Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo, Nevada Department of Transportation Director Tracy Larkin Thomason, and Sparks Mayor/RTC Washoe Chair Ed Lawson. Road and highway workers will also be in attendance.

Hosted by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), with support from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the goal of the annual Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) is to reach out to the many workers who work in and around trenches and excavations to provide them with information about current excavation requirements and safety procedures for working in trenches. To access all the resources you need to plan your event, visit the NUCA TSSD webpage.

On May 10, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum titled Interim Guidance for Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process. The memorandum provides interim guidance for implementing the Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process final rule ("Walkaround rule"), which was published on April 1, 2024, and went into effect on May 31, 2024. This rule clarifies that employee representatives during OSHA inspections can include third-party individuals if deemed necessary by Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs).

Open to all industries, the goal of the photo contest is to highlight and showcase the effective strategies that stakeholders are using to protect workers from the heat. OSHA wants stakeholders to see heat safety in action and be encouraged to adopt similar practices.