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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

3,477 People Killed by Distracted Driving in 2015 391,000 People Injured by Distracted Driving in 2015 660,000 Drivers Using Electronic Devices While Driving During the Day Technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social … Continue reading

Work Zone Awareness Lasts All Year

This year’s Work Zone Awareness Week is coming to a close. April 3–7 was recognized as National Work Zone Awareness Week, and motorists across the country have been encouraged to drive with extreme care and caution and “expect the unexpected” … Continue reading

Contractor Tool and Equipment Sale

General contractor Robertson, Hay & Wallace is closing its doors. The late Ian Robertson was a believer of “re-cycle, re-use, and re-purpose,” and following his philosophy, their tools and equipment are up for sale. The sale is targeted to general … Continue reading

AGCA: US OSHA Delays Silica Standard Enforcement

On April 6, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline standard for construction for three months—until Sept. 23, 2017. In its announcement, OSHA explained that the construction silica standard … Continue reading

Support the Oregon Food Bank Through Canstruction

This year Canstruction Design and Build Competition will celebrate its 21st year. The event will be held at Pioneer Place September 2017 to coincide with Oregon Food Bank’s Hunger Awareness Month. Last year they passed the ONE MILLION meals mark … Continue reading

Blacklisting Regulation Repeal to Become Law Today

Thanks to AGC advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, AGC and its members are on the verge of a major legislative victory: the repeal of the so-called “Blacklisting” regulations, which would have implemented President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive … Continue reading

Oregon Construction Jobs Grow to 98,200; Highest Since 2007

Forty-three states added construction jobs between February 2016 and February 2017 while 39 states added construction jobs between January and February, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials … Continue reading

DOSH Resources to Help Prevent Serious Injuries and Falls

Labor and Industries’ Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) has noticed an increasing number of serious injuries due to falls from elevations, including ladders. DOSH has a web page full of ideas and resources that provides opportunity for your … Continue reading

Genie Lift Recall Notice

Genie Recall: Control System Malfunction Models Affected GS-3232 GS-4047 X-14 Issue Genie has determined that the control system utilized on the referenced machines can malfunction. A malfunctioning control system can result in the issues listed below: GS-3232: This control system … Continue reading

AGC Mourns Margaret Schommer, Longtime Industry Member

Margaret Schommer (1920–2017) June 21, 1920 Feb. 24, 2017 Margaret Schommer passed away peacefully, Feb. 24, 2017 at age 96. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Schommer. Margaret cherished her 35 years spent with her husband. Margaret … Continue reading


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