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Congratulations to APEX 11 Award Winners!
AGC members and industry partners filled the Westin Houston/Memorial City hotel to celebrate some of the industry's best projects at the APEX 11 Gala on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The evening also served to honor posthumously legendary AGC Houston member Leo Linbeck, Jr., Linbeck Group, LLC with the Master Builder Award.
To view photos of the winning projects, click here. To see photos of winning project teams, click here. Click here to view reception photos. See program and dinner photos here.
AGC September Safety Committee Addresses AGC/OSHA Partnership Program On September 26, the AGC Houston Safety Committee invited James Shelton, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, to answer questions about the new OSHA/AGC Houston Chapter Partnership agreement. The Partnership was signed officially on September 4, 2014, and all general contractor and subcontractor companies can participate. If you have any questions regarding the Partnership or the process of becoming a member partner, click here for details or contact Director of Safety Services, Kim Mason.
OSHA Expands Requirements For Reporting Severe Injuries And Fatalities
A final rule announced September 11, 2014 requires employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015 for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction. Read more here.
AGC Houston and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration partnered to promote Fall Protection during the 2014 Safety Stand Down June 2-6, 2014. Multiple construction organizations supported this industry-wide effort to emphasize and promote jobsite safety throughout the nation. Check out photos of the event and who participated.