OSHA Announces 30-Day Enforcement Policy for the Silica Standard in Construction

On Tuesday, September 20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum (attached) to OSHA Regional Administrators announcing how the Agency will handle enforcement of the new silica standard for the construction industry, which takes effect on September 23, 2017. The memorandum states that during the first 30 days of enforcement OSHA will not issue citations to contractors …

CompTrust AGC Sponsored “Construction Risk Summit” August 22, 2017

Please join AlabamaAGC and CompTrustAGC for a one day event dedicated to administrative and jobsite risks facing those working in the construction industry.  With two professional tracks, this mini-conference is appropriate for Business Owners, Senior Management, Risk Managers, Project Supervisors, Field Management, Safety Professionals, Attorneys, and Insurance and Bonding Professionals. The Keynote speaker is Ryan Howsam, with FMI.  Ryan is …

30th Annual Governor’s Safety & Health Conference August 28-30 2017

Safety & Health:  Three Decades; Two Words; One Goal! The 30th Annual Governor’s Safety and Health Conference is almost here!  Friday, August 11 is the last day for the early discount.  Register now! The two one-day pre-conferences are almost full.  The pre-conferences will be held Thursday and Friday before the conference.  The UA OSHA Training Institute – Education Center will …

OSHA Silica Training – Wednesday August 2, 2017 in Birmingham

MAKE SURE YOUR COMPANY IS COMPLIANT WITH NEW OSHA PROVISIONS FOR OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO CRYSTALLINE SILICA STANDARD IN CONSTRUCTION, 29 CFR 1296.1153 WHEN ENFORCEMENT BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2017. When: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Where: Birmingham, Alabama Sponsor: The Deep South Center for OH&S is one of 18 Education and Research Centers sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health. The …

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Signs Marshall James Walton Highway Safety Act

Mobile Section AlabamaAGC  member John G. Walton and his wife Kathy were on hand as Governor Ivey signed the Marshall James Walton Highway Safety Act. The Marshall James Walton Highway Safety Act  (ACT 2017-336)  creates the crime of vehicular homicide. This Act is a fitting memorial to Johnny & Kathy’s son Marshall Walton who died in a work zone accident …

AGC of America LAUNCHES NEW HIGHWAY WORK ZONE SAFETY EFFORT AS 44 PERCENT OF ROAD CONTRACTORS REPORT HAVING CARS CRASH INTO THEIR PROJECTS

New National Advertising and Outreach Campaign to Urge Summer Travel Motorists to Stay Alert While Driving through Work Zones, Avoid the “Nightmare” of Killing Highway Workers, Drivers or Passengers “With the summer travel season starting this weekend, our message to every motorist is this: when you see construction signs and orange barrels, take your foot off the gas, get off …

Fall Protection Competent Person Training now Required by Some Local Plants

It has come to the attention of Safety Plus  that  AMNS (ArcelorMittal) is now requiring onsite  contractors  who are exposed to a fall hazard to have Fall Protection Competent Person training. Safety Plus reminds all members that even if you are not working at that facility, but are exposed to fall hazards they suggest that you have someone on your crew …

Heat Illness Awareness Week – April 24-28, 2017

Join us in hosting a Safety Meeting/Tool Box Talk anytime during the week of April 24-28, 2017  Focusing on  Heat Illness Awareness. Everyone on a construction site should know how to prevent  heat related illnesses! Construction jobsites and other workplaces across America are being asked to host a Safety Meeting/Tool Box Talk focusing on heat illness prevention during the month of …

2017 National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week April 3-7

Alabama AGC, as part of the Alabama Struck By Alliance will participate in the national Safety Stand Down during the week of April 3-7, 2017 in recognition of National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week and we are asking you to join us by hosting a safety stand down or safety meeting to make your employees aware of the importance of …