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Its been over 4 months since COVID-19 descended on Vermont and our nation. We have all been through the same process starting with confusion as to why our industry was shut down for several weeks, frustration as policies rolled out allowing us to return to work with significantly challenging protocols

                Ryan Wilson is the Risk Management Coordinator at Kinney Pike Insurance and manages their risk management and safety services division, Northern Safety Solutions. Before his job at Kinney Pike, Ryan graduated from Keene State College with a double major – BS in Management and a BS in Occupational Safety and Health

This week we sat down with Debra Ricker from Worksafe Traffic Control Industries, Inc. to talk about her company, relationship with AGC/VT and connections with members. What brought Worksafe to AGC??? When? We opened our company in 1986 and joined AGC in 1987.  We were looking to get to know the industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is stepping up their safety enforcement and education with an excavation and trenching National Emphasis Plan. This OSHA compliance activity will last for a period of at least three months but could go on for an indefinite period of

OSHA prepares for increased enforcement in 2020, requesting an increase of $3,780,000 from its FY 2019 Federal Enforcement Enacted Appropriation. The request was made largely to support additional compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) which will provide a greater enforcement presence and enhanced technical assistance to employers who need help in

We were please to see the press reports about AGC/VT members taking advantage of the Emergency Income Disaster Recoverly Loans and the Paycheck Protection Programs. These helped keep our industry strong and our staff employed. These programs came out during an unprecedented pandemic that threatened all of our livelihoods. There

Washington — The director of NIOSH’s Office for Total Worker Health says employers should think about the physical and mental health needs of their employees returning to the job amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Continue to focus on the supports that workers need most in difficult times,” L. Casey Chosewood said during the agency’s

The news of COVID-19 has and continues to rapidly change. Whether you’ve had to shut down operations or face these unprecedented times in which to work, we as a nation bear a responsibility in helping slow the spread of coronavirus. That said, what hasn’t changed, nor will it, is our commitment to help you keep your crew