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Daily COVID-19 Safety Questions for Construction Companies

Safety is (and always will be) a top priority in construction. Now more than ever, it’s important to keep your crews safe and provide them with the latest resources and tools to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on your jobsites.

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Perfect Fit

The construction industry faces a severe shortage of craft workers as well as other team members, and at the same time, leaders recognize that many women, who make up about half of the total workforce, are staying clear of construction opportunities. One concern is improperly fitting safety equipment.

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COVID-19 Updates

AGC of America has assembled general guidance and links to information from our federal agency partners and health organizations. AGC will continue to monitor the situation and update the information on this page accordingly.

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Shifting Gears

Every week, for almost a year, Aimee Ziter, director of AGC of Vermont’s Project RoadSafe, read the weekly Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Report, issued by the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles and grew increasingly concerned as she scanned the number of vehicle citations issued.

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Prioritizing Worker Wellness: Combining Education and Technology for Injury Prevention

Construction is risky business. According to OSHA, one in every five private sector worker deaths in 2017 (the latest year recorded) was in construction. That’s 971 fatalities. A dedicated wellness program, with an emphasis on physiologically informed safety knowledge, is a smart effort for any construction organization. It helps with injury prevention and differentiating that company as an attractive employer.

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Tracking Jobsite Workers with Wearables Boosts Safety and Productivity

Photo credit: United Rentals If a worker fell on the jobsite, how fast would the operations and safety managers learn about the incident and be able to locate the worker to render assistance? BY HELGE JACOBSEN, VICE PRESIDENT AND GM – ADVANCED SOLUTIONSUNITED RENTALS® A MEMBER OF MULTIPLE AGC CHAPTERS When a construction company hires a subcontractor for a big ...

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Western Specialty Contractors Uses Leading-Edge Concrete Repair Technology to Protect Workers on Parking Garage Restoration

Manual concrete chipping can be a dusty, noisy endeavor that subjects workers to risks of injury and illness. When extensive overhead hammering is required on a job, such was the case when Western Specialty Contractors – Springfield, Illinois branch restored the City of Springfield’s Municipal parking garage recently, the strain on the body can be even greater. Western, an AGC ...

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How to Create an OSHA-Compliant Safety Program

BY PAUL BROWN BAUTEX SYSTEMS Regardless of the type of construction you perform, OSHA essentially requires that a safety program be developed and taught to any employee or crew member. Having a safety program written for and taught to employees should be standard practice for commercial contractors. Unfortunately, not having a safety program that is compliant with OSHA standards in ...

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