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Risk Management

 

Managing risks is inherent in every safety professional’s job description.  Risk management is the process of recognizing that a hazard exists, trying to define its characteristics, and finding a way to mitigate the risk for the employer.

To help AGC New Mexico members with their risk management, our member- only section includes Safety News Alerts, Safety BriefsBehavior-Based Safety tools plus sample Job Hazard Analysis forms (JHAs) and Construction Site Safety Audit tools.  Please login to view these resources.

We reward our members for their commitment to risk management through our annual AGC New Mexico “Value of Life” Awards.

We also offer various  risk management classes such as the EPA Lead (Pb) certification class listed below.

Risk management efforts rely on trending data to identify most often cited OSHA regulations and rank New Mexico’s safety record as compared to national safety statistics.  The Chapter’s environmental, health and safety committee reviews NM trends and compares Bureau of Labor Statistics, NM OSHA and Federal OSHA statistics each year.

 

EPA’s LEAD (Pb) Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule:  Managing risk of lead exposures

Effective April 22, 2010, EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP rule) established performance criteria for common renovation activities such as sanding, cutting and demolition. These activities can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

To protect against this risk, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning.  Contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lad contamination.

EPA also requires that firms performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 targeted facilities be certified by EPA and that they use certified renovators on each affected jobsite. More information can be obtained at: www.epa.gov/lead/.

AGC New Mexico offers Lead Renovator classes which comply with EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule.

See a list of upcoming training classes here.