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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By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: News, Statewide, Uncategorized|

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By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: ABC Press Release, News, Statewide|

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By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: ABC Press Release, News, Statewide|

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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.

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