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#STANDDOWN4SAFETY WAS THE FREQUENTLY SEEN hashtag
on Twitter feeds and Facebook posts during the week of June
2-6, 2014, when construction activity for thousands of AGC
members across the country came to a temporary halt in an
organized effort to raise awareness among employers and
workers about the hazards of falls. National Safety StandDown, an event organized by OSHA, encourages companies
to bring construction activity to a standstill so they can focus
exclusively on making sure their workers have the latest information and tools to ensure safety. Participating firms provided
15-minute toolbox talks, conducted specific training exercises,
and promoted safe building practices - to show the importance
of workplace safety.
To kick off the week event, Steve Sandherr, chief executive
ofﬁcer, AGC of America, visited a D.C. construction site on Monday,
June 2, 2014, and unveiled new federal safety data and efforts the
association will be taking on the safety front.
"Every craft worker has a right to get home safely to his or her
family every night," says Sandherr. "We, our members and our
industry are committed to taking every step possible to improve
As part of this new effort, AGC will conduct an exhaustive
analysis of the details of each of the 806 construction fatalities
that took place across the country in 2012. The objective, notes
Sandherr, is to identify the common threads among the fatality incidents. "The best safety programs are based on a solid
understanding of vulnerabilities." Once the analysis is complete,
AGC will share the ﬁ ndings with its members, OSHA, and every
construction ﬁ rm and association that is interested in joining with
them "in cutting the number of construction fatalities."
Steve Sandherr, CEO, AGC of America, addresses construction workers
at a D.C. site during a Safety Stand-Down and unveils a new effort by the
association to reduce worker injury and fatality.
Construction crews learn how to safely operate a lift during National Safety
Construction workers review proper harness use during the AGC of America
and TEXO Safety Stand-Down at a Dallas construction site.
OSHA officials praise AGC of America, TEXO and member Cadence McShane
for focusing on fall prevention during the Safety Stand-Down.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - July/August 2014
BIM: Where Is the Money?
Life Inside the Cone Zones
Cost-Effective Mobile Apps for Contractors
The AGC Alternative Cuts Cost and Burden of Health Insurance
Recipe for Success
Profiles in Synergy
Equipment Costs Down, Bottom Lines Up
Willis and AGC: Partners in Safety
2014 AGC/willis Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners
Recent Trends in State Laws Affecting Construction
A Contractor’s Perspective: Where Is Our Industry Headed?
Defying Gravity and All Odds
AGC in Action
Innovative Program Gives Job Seekers Virtual Experience in Highway Construction Careers
From Classroom to Construction
Opportunities Grow, but Contractors Find Challenges With Sureties
Member and Chapter News
Legislative and Regulatory News
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