Few aspects of construction were as impacted by the pandemic as safety operations. Not only did firms have to craft ways to protect workers, but also have the broader obligation of protecting local communities from the spread of the coronavirus. Members were successful in mitigating against occupational spread, in large part because of their engagement with AGC of America to share and learn about effective safety procedures, to participate in vital safety training programs and to engage in important activities, including two different national safety stand downs.
13,000 visited our COVID resource center on AGC.org
AGC members used our COVID safety resources – including template written plans, scripted toolbox safety talks, the latest details about federal safety requirements and shareable safety tips – in English and Spanish – on how to protect workers.
of construction safety professionals also attended two AGC of America virtual conferences in 2020 focused on construction safety. During these conferences, safety professionals shared their success stories, crowd-sourced new safety solutions, and got the latest information about how to operate, safely, amid the global pandemic.
2x National Construction Safety Week
Twice as many firms participated in 2020 National Construction Safety Week events and activities compared to 2019. AGC of America is a signature supporter of the national safety effort, and we worked aggressively to encourage firms to engage in the stand down, which was held in the fall of 2020.