AGC Hosts Webinar; Continues Dialogue with Agencies; Engaged Legal Counsel
On October 14, AGC held a webinar running through the ins and outs of the federal contractor vaccine mandate from a construction contractor’s perspective. AGC members can find a recording of the webinar and its slides available HERE. The General Services Administration also held its own webinar on October 13, the slides from which can be found HERE and a recording will be made available by the agency soon. For more information on how other federal agencies are addressing this mandate, click HERE. AGC is maintaining ongoing dialogue with many of the major federal construction agencies and will meet in-person with them at the association’s Federal Contractors Conference November 8-9 in Washington, D.C. As with the OSHA COVID-19 testing mandate, AGC similarly retained outside legal counsel weeks ago to evaluate legal options to challenge this requirement and have received legal memoranda to guide the association’s actions.
The AGC and its members have encouraged voluntary COVID-19 vaccination for their employees since the vaccines became available. The construction industry has proven throughout the pandemic that it can work in a safe and essential manner. OSHA has previously deemed many construction activities as low exposure risks.
For more information, contact Jordan Howard at Jordan.Howard@agc.org.