Last call for Governor’s Industrial Safety & Health Conference

Please join us!  AGC’s Mandi Kime will be presenting a session on Safety Leadership as well as a Family Feud: Safety Edition gameshow session that you won’t want to miss! For registration and accommodation information, please visit www.wagovconf.org

New construction-fatality infographic 
The State’s new infographic, created by the research arm of the Department of Labor and Industries (SHARP/ FACE), shows some very important statistics about construction fatalities in our state. It can be used a as toolbox talk or as a jobsite posting. Click here to take a look!

OSHA Recordkeeping Rule update 
As many of you may know, newly released rules from Federal OSHA regarding recordkeeping and reporting have called out post-accident drug testing as a potential form of discrimination for discouraging workers from reporting injuries for fear of drug testing. AGC of America has met with Federal OSHA and has advised all AGC members that currently have a drug-free workplace policy, a union negotiated program, or equivalent through a consortium to continue administering your program as you have! Federal OSHA representatives said that fair and consistently applied testing programs will not be a target of this preamble language. Rather, the rule is tyargeted at employers who use threats of drug testing or other consequences for accident reporting. Of course, there is still more work to be done on this to ensure that the principles of a drug-free workplace are protected, and AGC of America is working with their national safety committee and legal counsel to do so. Should you have any questions, please reach out to Mandi Kime.

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