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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A PLA is a pre-hire agreement requiring the workforce comes from local union hiring halls. However, unions only account for 21 percent of the construction workforce across New York, with that number being even smaller in the Lake George area. PLAs effectively bar the majority of local contractors and their workers from bidding and winning work that their own tax dollars fund. PLAs do nothing more than eliminate competition for unions, ensuring their contractors win work, and decrease the number of bids on a project, driving taxpayer expenses.

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By |January 31st, 2019|Categories: News, Statewide, Uncategorized|

For years, the city of Ogdensburg has struggled to gather funding for improvements to the wastewater treatment plant. Now, with the final financing pieces falling into place, the spendthrift City Council has voted to irresponsibly waste tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to conduct a study to consider using a Project Labor Agreement: a discriminatory, pre-hire agreement with labor organizations requiring that the workforce comes from the local union hiring hall.

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