Effective January 1, 2017, OSHA has released a new rule requiring electronic reporting of your recordkeeping data. High-hazard industries, including construction, are going to be required to begin the online reporting beginning in July of 2017 (depending on the size of the employer). Another very notable part of this new reporting element is that OSHA intends to make this data publicly available. This rulemaking will impact federally required postings, as employers will be required to inform employees of their right to report work-related injuries, and policies must not deter workers from reporting.
Link to the OSHA rule page here. Stay tuned for more resources and guidance from the AGC Safety Department.
100 Days of Summer about to kick off
With the annual increase in construction activity during the summer months (Memorial Day to Labor Day), coupled with warmer weather, more extracurricular activities and longer days, our industry sees more incidents. AGC’s 100 Days of Summer campaign is focused on getting workers and jobsites set-up for summer success. Check out the free resources for your own 100 Days of Summer campaign on this page.
811 Awareness event
811, in conjunction with King and Snohomish County Utilities Coordinating Councils, is hosting a free 811 Awareness event at Nile Shrine Golf & Country Club’s main ballroom (6601 244th Street SW, Mountlake Terrace WA 98043-2750) on June 3, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This event features lunch, demos and doorprizes. To register, or for more information, contact Don Evans at drevans3@WA811.com.
Construction-Advisory Committee meeting
AGC will be hosting the Construction Advisory Committee meeting (a collaboration of business, labor and government, tackling construction industry safety issues) on June 13th at AGC’s Fife office (3601 20th Street East, Fife WA 98424). All are welcome. We’re looking to form a few more work groups and we need your input. For information, contact Mandi Kime at email@example.com.