2017 Mobile Section, AGC Safety Awards

Mobile Section, Alabama AGC recognized their members who maintained an excellent safety record throughout 2016, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at a luncheon at the Country Club of Mobile. Over 135 of the leading commercial, industrial, and specialty contractors and  suppliers in the Mobile area were in attendance as 30 companies received awards.  Guest Speaker, Joseph Roesler, Area Director of the …

OSHA Announces National Ladder Safety Stand-Down March 2017

Ladder safety is focus of national outreach campaign  Falls from ladders are preventable, and yet they account for about 20,000 injuries and 300 deaths each year. On March 2, agency staff will discuss lessons from the field during a safety symposium hosted by the OSHA Education Center at the University of Texas, Arlington. The safety discussion, from 9 to 11:30 …

Employers reminded to post injury and illness summaries through April

 Employers reminded to post injury and illness summaries through April; electronic filing not required until July OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2016. The summary must be displayed from February through April in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses …

REMINDER -2017 National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week is April 3-7

Alabama AGC, as part of the Alabama Struck By Alliance will participate in a National Safety Stand Down in  recognition of National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week  April 3-7, 2017. We are asking you to join us by hosting a safety meeting on one of the days during that week (or anytime during the month of April)  to make your employees …

Call for Entry in Mobile Section’s Safety Excellence Awards

Deadline for entry into Mobile Section’s Safety Awards is February 16th. Applications are  available by clicking on the link below: 2017 Safety Awards Letter and Application The Awards Luncheon will be held March 22nd at 11:30 A.M. at the Country Club of Mobile. Our guest speaker is OSHA Area Director Joe Roesler. Appreciation to all of the  sponsors who make …

OSHA’s Publishes Second Controversial Recordkeeping Regulation in 2016

On Dec. 19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule to revise existing language in the recordkeeping regulation to emphasize an employer’s responsibility to make and maintain accurate OSHA 300 Logs and all related incident reports.  The new rule drastically expands on the existing regulatory language and in some cases added new provisions.  While the newly …

New OSHA Rule Updates Walking-Working Surfaces Standards

New final rule updates walking-working surfaces standards and establishes personal fall protection requirements OSHA issued a final rule Nov. 17 updating its 44-year old general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standard to protect workers from slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also increases consistency in safety and health standards for people working in both general and construction industries. OSHA estimates the final rule …

New guide will help small businesses comply with OSHA’s silica rule for construction

OSHA has released a Small Entity Compliance Guide for Construction that is intended to help small business employers comply with the agency’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica. The guide describes in easy-to-understand language the steps that employers are required to take to protect employees in construction from the hazards associated with silica exposure. All covered must: …

Local Contractor Seeking Safety Director

H. O. Weaver & Sons, Inc. is seeking an experienced construction safety director to coordinate the safety effort of its asphalt manufacturing, paving and construction operations. The applicant must have road and site construction experience including Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, flagger safety, working with road crews and experience in equipment safety, excavation safety, asphalt plant operations and be …

OSHA Record Keeping Rule Update

As you may have read in earlier AGC correspondence, OSHA announced its new Recordkeeping Rule in May of this year.  This rule as written has led much to confusion and many questions.  The rule if enacted could impact post-accident drug testing and safety incentive programs for employers.  Due to pending litigation, enforcement of the rule has been delayed until December 1, …