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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

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

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

Construction Jobs Jump 58,000 in February

Construction employment increased by 58,000 jobs in February to the highest level since November 2008 with gains in both residential and nonresidential segments, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association … Continue reading

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


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