Safety ranks as one of the most important issues in the construction industry today. AGC of Iowa’s safety specialists help to service the safety requirements of its members. Services include:
Safety Training Classes and Seminars – Programs are held in locations throughout the state on an ongoing basis. Topics include: OSHA 10-Hour Course, General Hazard Awareness, Dealing with OSHA Inspections, Hazard Communications, Fall Protection, Confined Space Training, Trenching and Excavating, and Record Keeping.
Jobsite Safety Training – AGC/I’s safety specialists conduct safety training for members’ employees on jobsites and at member offices.
Safety Audits and Inspections – AGC/I’s safety specialists inspect member jobsites for OSHA violations and provide written reports on what action needs to be taken to comply with OSHA safety regulations and avoid citations. Inspections can be structured to replicate surprise OSHA visits and are a great way to educate site managers on the inspection process.
OSHA Citation Service – AGC/I’s safety specialists represent cited members at OSHA informal and administrative hearings. Thanks to their knowledge and expertise, AGC/I is very successful at getting fines and penalties reduced and even withdrawn.
Consulting Services – AGC/I’s safety specialists provide information, interpretation, and consultation on OSHA regulations for members. They also assist in the development and implementation of company safety and hazard communications programs, and provide advice on all aspects of jobsite safety.
Safety Training Aids – AGC/I has a comprehensive catalogue of safety videotapes (including the nationally acclaimed Toolbox Talks series), handbooks, and training manuals on topics such as Construction Safety Competency Training, Fall Protection, and the Manual of Accident Prevention for Construction. Members can purchase their own copies at reduced rates or borrow from the chapter’s publications library at no charge.
Safety Management Training Course – AGC/A holds this nationally acclaimed five-day training course two-three times per year. The course is designed for construction safety managers and project supervisors who would benefit from an intensive week of construction safety management training. The course provides detailed instruction in the basic skills needed to perform the duties of a construction safety manager.
Contact AGC/I’s Field Services Director for more information on these services. Basic safety services are available at no additional cost. Value added services are available at discount prices to AGC/I members.