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Final Safety & Health Report for 2017

A Personal Message from Tammy

As we wrap up another NAWIC year, I just want to say that I have enjoyed my time as Chair for the Safety & Health Awareness Committee. And I want to give a shout-out to Leah Curran, my Co-Chair, without whom our committee could not have accomplished what we did! We had some communication challenges over the year, but I believe were able to bring the committee to a new level of quality, excellence, and communication, reflective of a professional industry organization.

My number one goal this past year has been to provide our members, and member companies, a great return on their NAWIC investment, just through the safety and health information provided to them through our committee. We have provided materials in the form of uploaded power points and informational documents, as well as an industry-first webinar regarding step-by-step silica compliance (a “how-to” guide, not just silica information). All of this information is available on the committee page of the national website. Feel free to use it to help your organization better understand certain topics, and to provide training to your employees. This information alone is worth thousands of dollars!

We have also worked hard to provide streamlined applications for the safety awards that level the playing field, whether your organization is a specialty trade contractor, or a large GC firm. It shouldn’t matter when it comes to safety performance.

I hope to see many of you in Anaheim in just a couple of weeks! If you will be there, please introduce yourself to me at the committee networking event!

OSHA’S Final Reporting Rule

OSHA released its’ final rule regarding reporting of the 300 log information. Companies that are required to report (all construction companies with 20 or more employees, must follow the Recordkeeping Rules and are required to report), have until December 1, 2017, to do so. Please click here for more information on reporting requirements.   

A construction company with 20 – 249 employees must submit their OSHA 300A log. A company with 250 + employees must submit the original 300 Log.

National Safety Excellence Awards

The following winners have been submitted for entry into the national competition, and the national winner will be announced at the AMEC industry awards luncheon in Anaheim, California, in August. Best of luck, and congratulations to all regional winners!

Midwest Region:             Walsh Construction Company, LLC

North Central Region:    Alberici Constructors, Inc.          

Northeast Region:           Bancroft Construction Company

Pacific NW Region:         Centennial Construction and VECA Electric & Technologies

Pacific SW Region:          Dynalectric Company

South Atlantic Region:   McCrory Construction Company, LLC

South Central Region:    Emerson Construction Company, Inc.

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