West Texas AGC News & Resources
Safety Services for
West Texas AGC Members
  • Are weekly safety meetings part of your 2023 SAFETY PROGRAM?

  • West Texas AGC can provide Toolbox Talks and Safety handouts/guidelines on 100's of topics. Contact us today, to assist you with your safety program.

  • Is your company Safety Manual and Fleet Policy up to date? Call West Texas AGC to update your policies at 325.676.7447
Safety Tip: What do you know about the Hazard Communication Standard?
In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information about the identities and hazards of the chemicals must be available and understandable to workers. OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of such information:
  • Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import, and prepare labels and safety data sheets to convey the hazard information to their downstream customers;
  • All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must have labels and safety data sheets for their exposed workers, and train them to handle the chemicals appropriately.
Major components of the Hazard Communication Standard
  • Hazard classification: Provides specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures.
  • Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category. Precautionary statements must also be provided.
  • Safety Data Sheets: Will now have a specified 16-section format.
  • Information and training: Employers are required to train workers on the new labels elements and safety data sheets format to facilitate recognition and understanding.

Access the OSHA Quick Card, FACT SHEET, and Hazard Communication Standard at https://wtagc.org/safety/
AGC Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Task Force
AGC of America established a Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Task Force comprised of professionals from across the country. The task force will host quarterly forums to discuss best practices, engage with industry partners and legislators, and conduct needs analyses to develop a comprehensive collection of resources for construction companies and their workers.
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Forum
The goal of these forums is to provide a safe space where construction industry stakeholders can gather to share success stories, challenges, and seek/share resources and best practices.

January 19, 2023
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM CST

Register for Forum - please
sign-up HERE.
Welcome NEW West Texas AGC Members!
Sinclair Heating Cooling & Plumbing
Tom Sinclair / Justin Whitley
(806) 749-2665
Lubbock, Texas
VGI Technology, Inc.
Scott Gibbs
San Angelo, Texas
Sinclair & VGI look forward to working with our other members and in all areas of the West Texas Chapter area. Reach out to them today!
Baird Wealth Strategies Webinar - 2023 Market Outlook
Join Baird Investment Strategy Analyst, Ross Mayfield, for an informative discussion on how to prepare for the markets in 2023 with topics including the U.S. labor market, monetary policy changes and more.
 Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Noon – 1 p.m. (CT)
Password: BWS123
All members AND their employees are INVITED to attend this free webinar. Participation in the AGC Southwest Chapters 401 (k) is not required.
AGC - SAGE Survey Results - Construction Hiring & Business Outlook
New Industry Outlook Survey Shows Contractors Expect Infrastructure and Other Public-Sector Funding Will Help As Growth Slows for Many Types of Private Construction, but Labor Shortages and Supply Chain Issues Persist
Construction contractors are less optimistic about many private-sector segments than they were a year ago, but their expectations for the public sector market have remained relatively bullish, according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage. The findings are detailed in High Hopes for Public Sector Funding Amid Workforce and Supply Chain Challenges: The 2023 Construction Hiring & Business Outlook.

5 Factors to Weigh in Coming Years for Infrastructure 
There's good news and bad news (and some that's a little of both) for the road ahead, the coming year, and the decade too

Higher wages available in construction will work in favor of the infrastructure industry as it faces a number of challenges in the new year, according to Brookings Institution. The report examines five key factors for the next decade, including the need to replace 1.7 million workers.
2023 Congressional Calendar from AGC
AGC’s calendar for the 118th Congress is now available, click below. It denotes when the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are in session in Washington, D.C.

Resources available to our members include, AGC’s jobsite tour brochure, which is a helpful guide for chapters and members that are interested in hosting a local, state, or federal legislator or public policy official on a member’s jobsite. Review the calendar to check when members of Congress will be in the district or state as those dates will be ideal times to invite them to chapter and member offices for policy meetings or to jobsites for tours. 

If you have a project that you would like to invite a Congressional Representative from the West Texas Chapter area to tour, please contact Cassie Hughes, Executive Director at [email protected] or (325) 676-7447 to discuss further.
Texas Legislature & the Impact on Construction
January 10 marks the opening of the 88th Texas Legislature - and as in most Session years, it promises to be one to watch. The Texas Building Branch provides advocacy for AGC members through-out Texas leading the way in Austin for advantageous construction laws and policies.

It is important for our commercial construction industry to have a voice and be heard during the 88th State Legislative session. The outcome of each legislative session affects how businesses operate, impact future new business opportunities, as well as redrawing the state’s political maps and our representation.

Our State Legislators will see many more bills than have an opportunity to hit the Governor's desk. Your voice and engagement during this coming year is important and we call you to action. Watch for invitations for the upcoming AGC Legislative Day in Austin on March 8, 2023 followed by the West Texas AGC Chapter PAC Fund Drive (Political Action Campaign) kick off. Let us work together and advocate (with one voice) against burdensome and unreasonable regulations.
Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Increased to $16.20 for 2023
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that the $15-an-hour minimum wage for federal contractors under Executive Order (EO) 14026 will increase to $16.20 for 2023 because of inflation. AGC filed comments on the DOL’s original proposed rule implementing the EO.
Workers covered by the EO are:
  • Workers whose wages under the contract are governed by the FLSA, SCA, or DBA
  • Workers employed on or in connection with a covered contract
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Have you submitted NASA? National AGC Safety Award
Participation in the NASA Awards Program is for EVERY
West Texas AGC General Contractor and Associate/Sub-contractor

What it can mean for your company!
RECOGNITION of a company’s safety record by a NASA award from AGC and subsequently Safety Excellence from AGC-TBB, lets employees know you value who they are and provides excellent marketing tools to place in a bid packet (RFP, RFQ) response. The history and reports provided through participation, allows your company to excel along with others across the State and Nation in safety excellence.  
Divisions include
  • Building
  • Highway
  • Federal and Heavy
  • Municipal/Utilities
  • Associate/Specialty
How do you participate? 
Participation is simple. Transfer the information from your OSHA 300A form to the form provided, include work hours, contact person and send this form to the West Texas AGC Chapter.
Let this award participation be part of YOUR Safety Program.
Return attached form by February 13, 2023 to [email protected].
TOP Construction Trend of 2023 - Technology - Start with BIM
At AGC's fully virtual BIM Education Program, your next BIM champion will have the chance to explore the ins and outs of Building Information Modeling - from technology and implementation to adoption and ROI. By the end of this program, your teammate will be on their way toward helping your firm build more efficiently & collaboratively.
Here's where you can learn about this week's BIM program, or you can email me at [email protected] to learn more about group pricing.
Register now for the premium conference to network with others in the commercial construction industry! Click the Banner to go directly to AGC registration and information website for hotels and conference agendas.
New Virtual AGC EDGE Training Opportunities are Now Available
It's a new year and there's never a better time to start virtual training for your team.
From BIM and Lean Construction to Project Management and Supervision Fundamentals, AGC's live, instructor-led virtual education courses are the perfect way to invest in your team. And with code $EDGE2023, you can save 10% at checkout!
Here's a look at what's ahead: 
 Construction Supervision Fundamentals
Jan. 9-11 | 10 AM - 6:30 PM ET ( 8 AM-5:30 PM CT)
Classes are held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Construction Supervision Fundamentals
Jan. 23 - Feb. 3 | 9 AM - 1 PM ET (8 AM-12 PM CT)
Classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Project Manager Development Program
Jan. 10 - Feb. 9 | 2 PM-6 PM ET (1 PM-5 PM CT)
Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday

Building Information Modeling Education Program
Jan. 11 - Feb. 3 | 11 AM - 3 PM ET (12 PM-4PM CT)
Classes are held on Wednesday and Friday

Mar. 7 - Apr. 6 | 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET (1:30 PM-5:30PM CT)
Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays

West Texas AGC Member Quiz
Winners of the West Texas Chapter "Did You Know" quiz are Rebecca Truette from Harper Perkins Architects in Wichita Falls and Rhett Dawson with Henthorn Commercial Construction in Lubbock. Rebeccas and Rhett received gift cards to Starbucks.

Thanks for participating and supporting the West Texas AGC Chapter!
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PRESIDENT - JAMES BISHOP | Associated Contractors
VICE-PRESIDENT - LIZ LONNGREN | Henthorn Commercial Construction, LLC