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How to Mitigate Heart Disease in the Construction Industry

Seeing Red: How to Mitigate Heart Disease in the Construction Industry Why is being heart healthy important for the construction industry? Direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases and stroke total more than $316.6 billion. That includes health expenditures and … Continue reading

Construction Jobs At Highest Level Since 2008; Pay Rises

Construction employment increased by 36,000 jobs in January to the highest level since November 2008 as employers increased pay in an effort to address a chronic worker shortage, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General … Continue reading

Federal Court Temporarily Halts Overtime Rule

On November 22, a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule, which was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. As a result of this court order, implementation of the rule … Continue reading

Making Sense of OSHA’s Controversial Drug Testing Position

AGCA Webinar: Making Sense of OSHA’s Controversial Drug Testing Position in the Context of Injury and illness Reporting The AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter will be hosting this WebEd session at the AGC offices in Wilsonville. Date: 10/31/2016, 11 am–12 pm Location: … Continue reading

It’s Safety Awards Time!

The Benefit’s in the Process… The Oregon-Columbia Chapter ROSE Award (Recognition of Safety Excellence) and the AGC of America CSEA (Construction Safety Excellence Award) process has begun. Many see the safety awards process as a vehicle to recognize only companies … Continue reading

AGCA Undergrad/Graduate Scholarship Deadline Approaching

AGC Education and Research Foundation Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Deadline Approaching Deadline to apply is November 1, 2016. Each year the AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE accredited … Continue reading

Build America and AGC in the Community Applications Due Soon!

Alliant Build America Awards and AGC in the Community Applications Due SOON Applications for both competitions are due Oct. 26. If you’ve been putting it off, don’t forget that the deadline to apply for the AGC in the Community Awards, … Continue reading

Sept 26–30 is Employee Voter Registration Week

Employee Voter Registration Week: September 26–30, 2016 AGC of America, along with other industry groups across the country, will kick off Employee Voter Registration Week on September 26. The construction industry and the millions of workers it employs have much … Continue reading

Is It Tough Finding Qualified Craft Workers? You’re Not Alone!

Two-Thirds of Contractors Have a Hard Time Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire Amid Growing Construction Demand, National Survey Finds Demand, National Survey Finds Click graphics to view interactive version. Click graphics to view interactive version. Two-thirds of construction firms … Continue reading

AGC in the Community Now Accepting Applications

AGC in the Community Now Accepting Applications AGC of America is proud to announce the launch of our 2017 project award competitions! AGC in the Community is now accepting applications. AGC members and chapters who meet the competition requirements are … Continue reading


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