Safety Week Begins Today

Valued Member,

Safety on a construction site goes far beyond reducing injuries. It’s about coming together to protect one another and make sure we get home safely every night. The construction industry is considered one of the most dangerous employment sectors for American workers. That’s why today marks the beginning of a week long campaign to increase your continued commitment to safety and inspire everyone in the construction industry to be leaders in safety.

The staff at Associated Builders and Contractors, Empire Chapter is here to help you strengthen your company’s safety culture and performance by sharing best practices, tools and resources, not just this week, but every day throughout the year.

Safety education is an essential resource in the construction industry. I personally want to help you and your company find the best solution for your safety needs.

ABC is here to help you with:

  • Safety training and certification
  • Site Inspections with Hazard Recognition and Solution Building
  • Crafting or updating of safety plans Including jobsite-specific safety policies
  • Navigating OSHA requirements
  • OSHA citation counseling
  • Prepare and present safety meetings
  • Safety recognition program development
  • Serving as your employer representative
  • One hour free safety consultation

Plus, save time and money with jobsite inspections and audits reviewing: electrical, ladders, fall protection, scaffolding, excavation, personal protective equipment (PPE), mechanized equipment, hearing protection, flammable material storage, confined space tool condition/use, housekeeping, and more!

For more information on the steps you can take to make your company safer, feel free to contact me.

Wishing you a successful and safe week ahead,

Jason Ashlaw

Statewide Director of Safety, Craft Training, and Workforce Development
Associated Builders & Contractors, Empire Chapter
315.454.2320

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Union Requirement Inflates Cost of State Fair Bridge

By |May 23rd, 2019|Categories: News, Statewide|

A shortage of bids on the New York State Fairgrounds pedestrian bridge project will leave New Yorkers paying more, but getting less. When plans for the project were released with an accompanying project labor agreement (PLA), the playing field narrowed from 20 companies interested in the project to just two submitting bids, with the lowest bid coming in well in excess of $1 million over engineering estimates. Why the drastic decrease in competition and increase in costs? The answer can be found in three simple letters: PLA.

Another Voice: Benefits Add Hidden Costs to Prevailing Wage Projects

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Statewide, Uncategorized|

Let’s not be fooled. Proponents of the expansion of prevailing wage are already doing great damage to taxpayers. They shouldn’t be allowed to ruin what little positive job growth we now have in New York.

Trade War: Find Out How The Tariffs Are Impacting New York Businesses and Consumers

By |May 17th, 2019|Categories: Federal Update, News, Statewide|

“What’s clear is that some contractors will have to deal with cost overruns that they can’t pass on to their customers,” said Brian Sampson, president of the Associated Builders & Contractors of New York. “But in most cases, the increased cost of the tariffs will be passed on to customers resulting in more expensive construction projects or higher costs for capital goods.”

First JCC Trades Training Class Graduates; Honored by Officials

By |May 13th, 2019|Categories: News, Statewide, Uncategorized|

The first class to complete the intensive 10-week, 40-hour construction training course offered by Jefferson Community College was celebrated at a recognition ceremony Friday at the Lewis County JCC Education Center.

Engineer Didn’t Prove That PLAs Save Money

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: News, Statewide|

The PLA study, which cost Ogdensburg taxpayers $21,000, purports that with a series of false savings, labor consolidation and “management rights,” the project will save money. Yet no one challenged the study’s creator, Tim Seeler of Seeler Engineering, to positively prove those savings will be achieved. They also never asked him about the negative impact the lack of competition will have on the bidding process. They simply rubber-stamped the study and closed the door on local contractors and their employees.

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