Work Zone Safety Awareness

Forty-five Percent of Highway Contractors had Vehicles Crash into their Construction Work Zones During the Past Year

April 07, 2014

Forty-five percent of highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by AGC. 

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AGC’s Contractors Environmental Conference Helps Lead the Way

We invite you to join the Associated General Contractors of America in celebrating Earth Day.  Earth Day presents us with an opportunity to rethink the way we do things in our homes and businesses. It reminds us of the importance of building a sustainable environment for ourselves and our future generations.  Here are three ways you can celebrate earth day year-round.  

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The construction industry now has an additional way of bringing government data issues to the attention of top officials. The director of the U.S. Census Bureau recently appointed me to a three-year term on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee. This 18-member panel twice a year meets for a day and a half with the director and the full leadership team of the agency, and also engages in vigorous online discussions with relevant officials.

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Today, Highway and Transportation Division Chairman Tom Case of Granite Construction, along with division leaders, hosted United States Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on a conference call to hear the Secretary outline the administration’s soon-to-be released surface transportation reauthorization proposal.

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Construction firms added jobs in 38 states over the past 12 months, although job gains leveled off between February and March, according to an analysis today by AGC of America of Labor Department data. Association officials said the ongoing year-over-year pickup points to the urgency of revitalizing and initiating programs to encourage workers and graduating students to get construction careers.

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District Work Period: April 14-25, 2014

Your Senators and Representatives are currently working in your home districts.  Set aside time to meet with them now through Friday, April 25 and discuss the importance federal highway funding has on your company and your job. Make an appointment to visit the District office closest to you. Bring this informational leave-behind and a company hardhat with the “Hardhats for Highways” decal affixed listing the number of jobs in your company that will be affected if funding is cut off. While these are the best times to visit, don’t hesitate to set up appointments at other times and visit with their staff.

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August Shortfall Predicted

This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) updated their Highway Trust Fund Ticker, where they continue to project a shortfall before the end of August.  DOT estimates that the balance will dip to $5 billion in June and could dip below $4 billion in July, possibly forcing them to delay payments to states for highway and transit projects.

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Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) is now an official Senate candidate in New Hampshire.  Two public polls are currently showing a varying lead for incumbent Jeanne Shaheen (D).

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Last week, the Senate failed to get cloture on S. 2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act.  This bill would have given the government greater control over how a company’s employees are paid by expanding the Equal Pay Act to limit the ability of employers to make pay decisions based on experience, local market rates, education, or other business factors. It would also threaten incentive programs, promote class action law suits, and create unlimited compensatory and punitive damages in Equal Pay Act cases. This bill would apply to all employers with two or more employees.

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