The Associated General Contractors of Vermont and its workplace driver safety program, Project RoadSafe were recently recognized for their well known, and highly valued workplace safety training programs.
Governor Phil Scott presented the prestigious award at the Vermont Safety and Health Council EXPO on behalf of the Vermont Department of Labor. The award was presented to Richard Wobby, AGC/VT Executive Vice President, and Aimee Ziter, Director of Project RoadSafe
In presenting the award, Governor Scott noted the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety, is the state’s highest honor in recognizing businesses with exemplary commitment to keeping their workforce safe and healthy. The plaque reads: Outstanding Workplace Safety, Special Recognition for Outreach and Training to the Vermont Construction Industry.
AGC/VT is the leading association for the construction industry in Vermont. Representing more than 200 members, AGC provides a full range of services and trainings satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the safety quality of construction and protecting the public interest.
Project RoadSafe, funded by a grant from the Governor’s Highway Safety Committee, focuses on the safety of workers who drive for work. Data show that motor vehicle crashes are the numberone cause of fatal workplace injuries. The cost of crashes, especially when they involve major injury or death, far exceeds all expectations, and at times, may cause a business to dissolve. Project RoadSafe offers various Fleet Safety, Defensive Driving, Professional Truck Driver, and AAA drive safe programs through highly trained instructors.
The focus for AGC/VT and Project RoadSafe is on developing and implementing educational opportunities for members and non-members in the areas of safety and health issues, personnel management, professional development, and skills training for employees on their job procedures and the overall safe way to perform that job.
For more than 55 years, AGC/VT has worked closely with, and trains, more than 2000 employees in the construction industry in Vermont every year providing up to 100 Vermont businesses with their EMRs (experience modification rate), Safety Programs, OSHA/VOSHA/MSHA inspections, and certifications.
The AGC/VT workplace safety training programs also provides instruction in Confined Space, OSHA 10 and 30 certifications, MSHA refreshers, Crane and Rigging qualifications, and First Aid/CPR;
AGC/VT has a sole dedication and purpose to ensure that all employees will be able to perform the job correctly and safely. Helping keep Vermont road workers safe, AGC/VT also offers Flagger and TCT trainings that fulfill the requirements to be designed as a flagger on Vermont jobsites; covering safe flagger duties, understanding safe work zone set up and traffic control devices.