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Countdown to First National Traffic Incident Response Week

This month, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and its partners began a year-long effort to engage state DOTs, first responders, community traffic reporters, drivers’ education instructors, grassroots preparedness organizations, and motorists as part of preparation for the first National Traffic … Continue reading

New Silica Guide from SAIF Corporation

Silica Guide From SAIF Corporation Overview and Applicability The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued new rules to protect workers from occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The original permissible exposure limit (PEL) used by OSHA to … Continue reading

Construction Employment Numbers are Up!

Construction Firms Add 11,000 Employees in October as Sector’s Employment is at the Highest Level Since December 2008, Despite Drop in Public Spending Private-Sector Demand Pushes Number of Unemployed Construction Workers to Lowest Level in Ten Years as Firms Boost … Continue reading

DOSH Hazard Alert: Lead Exposure During Cable De-Tensioning Work

The Hazard Source Workers using thermal cutting tools (e.g., an exothermic slice torch) to de-tension (or destress) cables embedded in concrete structures are exposed to lead and other hazardous metals. Lead is present in the metal wedges used to hold … 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

Right to Report – OSHA Delays Effective Date for Enforcement

OSHA delays effective date for enforcing employees’ rights to report workplace injuries, illnesses The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is delaying enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions in its new injury and illness tracking rule to conduct additional outreach and provide … Continue reading

Win $100 Gift Card to Cabela’s!

Take the AGC of America Workforce Survey Send us a screen shot and you could win a $100 gift card to Cabela’s! Click here to take the survey. AGC of America completed a workforce survey several years ago, and are … Continue reading

AGCA Launches Construction Podcast

AGC of America Launches Podcasts, Covers 2016 Elections in First Episode AGC of America recently launched ConstructorCast, the new monthly podcast that explores in-depth issues affecting the construction industry. For each episode, they will speak with a different authority on … Continue reading

Spotlight on Mark Knight and Stephen Sandherr of AGC of America

2016 AGC Summer Convention Sunriver Resort Ι Sunriver, Oregon August 11–13 If You’re Not First, You’re Last! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE   Presented by SPOTLIGHT ON MARK KNIGHT AND STEPHEN SANDHERR OF AGC AMERICA AGC of America President … Continue reading


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