Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - 10

Houston-Area Construction
Companies Team Up to Promote

National Safety Stand-Down
More Than 17,500 Construction Workers Exposed to Safety Demonstrations
FOR MANY CONSTRUCTION WORKERS,
being safe means not only having a plan
and understanding the risks of working on
a jobsite, but it also means coming home
safely every night. For more than a decade,
AGC Houston contractor members have
conducted annual safety stand-down demonstrations in the field to demonstrate hazards on the jobsites. From May 8-19, 2017,
more than 125 AGC Houston member
companies-representing over 17,500 construction workers-took part in safety talks
and demonstrations across the Houston
footprint. The event aligned itself with the
national Safety Stand-Down campaign
led by the Occupational Safety & Health
Administration during May 8-12, 2017,
which focused on fall protection.
As in the past two years, AGC Houston
conducted its Safety Stand-Down for two
weeks to increase member participation.
Companies of all sizes conducted toolbox
talks (in English and Spanish) on a variety of
topics such as identifying specific hazards,
safety equipment inspections, accident

Many thanks to all AGC
Houston members that
participated in the Safety
Stand-Down and to the
safety consultants who
volunteered their time and
expertise to conduct safety
demonstrations.
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Compliance Safety Consulting
DeWalt Power Tools
HD Supply
MSA Safety
Reliant Safety Solutions, LLC
Safety By Design
Salus Consulting
United Tool & Fastener, Inc.

prevention and conducting rescue plans.
"Exposing construction workers to safety
demonstrations throughout our members'
area jobsites is an effective way to demonstrate common hazards of a jobsite, particularly as they relate to falls and common
accidents," stated AGC Houston Director of
Safety Services, Kim Mason.
Many safety talks also focused on heat
prevention and the importance of hydration by incorporating OSHA's "Water. Rest.
Shade." campaign to keep workers safe
in the heat. AGC Houston member safety
consultants and vendors volunteered to
conduct free safety stand-down events
on jobsites. The companies brought everything from fall protection trailers with drop
demonstrations to rigging, scaffolds and
included workwear designed for the construction industry.
"We brought safety consultant firms to
construction sites, complete with a drop
truck to demonstrate the differences in force
reduction between different types of fall
protection," stated Arch-Con Construction
Safety Director Robert Schindler. "We wanted
to educate workers on how to reduce the
risk of falls and ensure that our workers have
a safe and productive work environment."
AGC Houston members also invited
OSHA Region 6, ER and Houston Fire
Department representatives to discuss fall
rescue procedures and trauma caused by
jobsite accidents. "These safety demonstrations are about ensuring that each worker
comes safely home every day. Our members have been key supporters of the Safety
Stand-Down-leading safety performance
at the city, state and national levels," Mason
said. "We value this partnership and are
proud of our members' commitment to
discussing best practices in developing
safety and health programs."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Fall 2017

From the Chairman of the Board, James Bryant
From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
Houston-Area Construction Companies Team Up to Promote National Safety Stand-Down
OSHA Launches Application to Electronically Submit Injury, Illness Data
Midyear Safety Meeting and Networking Breakfast Recognizes Excellence in Safety
The Revised AIA Prime Contract
New Technologies Present New Liabilities
AGC Houston Members Head to Pacific Northwest for State Convention
Menil Drawing Institute Gets Ready to Open Its Doors
Member News
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - Intro
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - ebelly1
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - ebelly2
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - cover1
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - cover2
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - 3
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - 4
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - 5
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - From the Chairman of the Board, James Bryant
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - 7
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - 8
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - Houston-Area Construction Companies Team Up to Promote National Safety Stand-Down
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - 11
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - 12
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - OSHA Launches Application to Electronically Submit Injury, Illness Data
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - Midyear Safety Meeting and Networking Breakfast Recognizes Excellence in Safety
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - 15
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - The Revised AIA Prime Contract
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - 17
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - 18
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - New Technologies Present New Liabilities
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - AGC Houston Members Head to Pacific Northwest for State Convention
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - 21
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - 22
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - Menil Drawing Institute Gets Ready to Open Its Doors
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - Member News
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Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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