Safety & Compliance
AGC New Mexico members participate in the Chapter’s Environmental, Health and Safety committee and subcommittees. This vital group of safety professionals, collaborate to develop Best Practice Guidelines, share lessons learned, discuss regulatory updates and letters of interpretation from Federal sources such as OSHA, EPA and DOT/PHMSA.
FEATURE - Silica Resources
On September 23, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began enforcing their respirable crystalline silica standard for the construction industry. The standard has established a new exposure limit of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air as an 8-hour Time-Weighted Average (TWA), along with a host of ancillary provisions such as establishing a written exposure control plan, housekeeping requirements, record-keeping, and medical surveillance.
AGC New Mexico is proud to offer our members the following resources and information to assist with the compliance and implementation of this new rule.
Carolinas AGC Webinar - October 6, 2017
- CAGC Recorded Webinar (Oct. 6, 2017): OSHA's New Silica Standard Webinar: Requirements, Standards and Best Practices for Construction Professionals.
National AGC Recorded Webinar and Resources
- AGC Recorded Webinar (Sept. 18, 2017): OSHA’s New Silica Standard for Construction: Are You Equipped to Comply?
- AGC Webinar Powerpoint: OSHA’s New Silica Standard for Construction: Are You Equipped to Comply?
- AGC Resources (members only): Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction
We offer a variety of resources for our members regarding the following areas:
Fall Protection Training in the Construction Industry
Consistently, 34-39% of construction fatalities are from falls. Each year, falls account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry, especially with small businesses. On average, nearly 400 workers are killed and more than 100,000 are injured as a result of falls in the construction industry each year. To assist with training on fall protection we have provided each module for download below.
Safety Training for the Focus Four Hazards in the Construction Industry
The Focus Four hazards account for the greatest number of preventable fatalities in the construction industry despite Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and special emphasis enforcement programs. The Focus Four training program will include OSHA standards and Industry Best Practices to abate the Focus Four Hazards, how to identify locations of the Focus Four Hazards, and selection and criteria of Focus Four Hazards safety systems and equipment. To assist with training on the Focus Four Hazards we have provided each module for download below.