West Texas AGC News & Resources
Safety Tip: Safety Working in the HEAT
Click & print the poster for safety meetings and job site boards reminding each employee of the basics to prevent 'Heat Illness'.
Heat & Humidity make a difference in the work environment as the temperatures continue to climb. The heat safety tool can be used for additional safety.
The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool is a useful resource for planning outdoor work activities based on how hot it feels throughout the day. It has a real-time heat index and hourly forecasts specific to your location. It also provides occupational safety and health recommendations from OSHA and NIOSH.
For more information go to Heat Stress
Congratulations to the 2023 Scholarship Recipients!
The generosity of the West Texas construction industry supports the annual West Texas AGC Scholarship Golf Tournament providing the primary funding source for the scholarship program.

A High Five goes out to 7 recipients who will be continuing their education for a 'career in construction'. If you know any of these students, please send your congrats and support and thank you for supporting this excellent program with the West Texas AGC Chapter.

  • Cameron Barton, Lubbock - (Sr at) Texas Tech | Construction Engineering
  • Hunter Beasley, Tuscola - Texas Tech | Landscape Architecture
  • Wyatt Edmiston, Abilene - Texas Tech | Mechanical Engineering
  • Nathan Herrera, Brownfield - Texas Tech | Civil Engineering
  • Stephen Machuca, Midland - Midland College | Welding
  • Caedmon Tidwell, Bangs - Texas A & M | Construction Science
  • Benton Vickery, Midland - Univ. of Texas, San Antonio | Construction Science & Management

Watch the WTAGC social media sites and website next week for players, raffle and door prize winners and the Winning Teams! Tee off is 1:00 PM Monday, May 22nd.
Guide to Social Security - Free Financial Webinar from Baird Finacial
Thursday | May 25th, 2023 | 10:00 AM

Making an informed decision on when and how to claim your Social Security benefits could mean a difference of thousands of dollars each year in retirement.
Learn how Social Security fits into your retirement income plan. We also provide important scenarios for you to consider to maximize the benefit, while answering questions including:
  • Will Social Security be there for me?
  • How are my benefits determined?
  • How do I decide when to collect?
  • How do I use spousal benefits?
  • How do survivor benefits work?
Save 20% on Annual Health Premiums for Employees
The AGC West Texas Group Medical Program is ready to quote your company so you can begin saving. Join the webinar to learn more!
May 24, 2023 | 10:30 AM
OSHA Announces National Emphasis Program to Reduce Workplace Falls
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has initiated a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to prevent falls in the workplace, which OSHA states is the leading cause of workplace injuries and fatalities, ahead of violations of OSHA’s respiratory protection standard. Although most of the citations involving fall protection occur in the construction industry, the NEP applies to all industries.
OSHA regulations impose an obligation on employers to provide fall protection systems. OSHA requires that such protections be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyard employment, six feet in construction, and eight feet in longshoring. Such fall protection must be provided regardless of height for employees working over dangerous equipment. Fall protection systems comprise utilizing guardrails, safety nets, safe work practices, and appropriate training.
According to OSHA, this NEP establishes guidance for locating and inspecting fall hazards. Inspections may be opened whenever OSHA representatives observe anyone working at heights.
Construction Access to Immigration?
Sign up for AGC’s complimentary webinar to learn how your company can access workers through employment authorization and immigration work visas.

Early this year, the Biden administration expanded a new migration process (travel and temporary parole for up to two years in the United States, including work authorization) from Venezuela to three additional countries. There will be a 30,000 per month cap on the number of parolees from all four countries. More info here.

In light of this development, AGC of America is hosting a webinar (complimentary for AGC members) on May 31, which will cover all employment authorization and immigration work visas allowed under current law for contractors to consider, including; H-1B, H-2B, temporary parole, etc. 
Webinars are a Benefit to Membership - What will Benefit your employees and company?
Find the current list of webinars and training offered by AGC to benefit your company and employees (most are free as AGC members) by clicking below.
Texas Legislative News for the Construction Industry
AGC-Texas Building Branch (TBB) has been tracking and working bills in the 2023 Texas Legislative Session that could impact the commercial construction industry. While efforts are made to pass some bills, others have a focus to ensure they don’t become laws that hurt our industry. We will be providing a Legislative wrap up in the weeks ahead.

To watch for final actions of bills successfully passed or blocked register for the Capital Roundup with AGC-TBB at News | AGC-Texas Building Branch (agctbb.org).
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AGC Members Saved Over 14.5 Million Dollars Last Year Using
AGC Member Discount Programs 
How much did you save using your membership?
Our value-added discounts provide a competitive advantage that can set your business apart from others in the industry. AGC Member Discount Programs are just one of the many benefits of being an AGC member, that aims to help our members succeed and grow.
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