New PPE requirments have been issued. Click here for the download.
WisCon consultation information is here.
The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, part of the University of Wisconsin Madison, and in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, currently offers on-site consultation services to assist Wisconsin employers in meeting the obligations and responsibilities covered under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act.
The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Wisconsin Consultation Group (WisCon) mutually recognize the importance of providing a safe and healthful work environment in the construction industry. To advance our mutual goal, we strongly agree on the need to develop partnerships that foster mutual trust and respect for the respective roles of each organization in the construction safety process. We recognize and embrace the responsibilities inherent in those roles. We are committed to work as partners to achieve construction workplace safety and health though shared strategies and objectives.
This partnership is expected to result in decreased injuries, illnesses, and fatalities for participant contractors with a resultant decrease in worker compensation costs.
The Platinum Partnership will provide assistance and incentives to construction contractors who voluntarily participate in the ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program and demonstrate implementation of effective safety and health programs.
ABC has implemented this program to assist its member construction companies in evaluating their safety and health program performance and their safety and health performance training programs.
The STEP program has four award levels. The Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards are based on self-evaluation scores, and are administered by ABC. The fourth category, Platinum, will be open to those companies whose achievements in the area of worksite safety are, certifiably, the best of the best. Acceptance into the Platinum level will require additional validation of safety and health program efficacy through an on-site verficiation inspection. Contractors which are accepted into the Platinum level will receive incentives from OSHA.
Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP)
STEP was developed by contractors, for contractors, designed to provide you with an organized approach to analyze and further develop your safety program. This self-audit program provides a valid objective method to measure your safety program and your improvements. When completed, ABC will provide your company with safety performance recognition that can be used as an important business development tool with customers. STEP applications will be mailed or emailed to your office in late December and should be returned by mid-February. Click here for the application. STEP Award certificates for Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Diamond levels will be distributed to all members who achieve the appropriate levels. Please feel free to contact the ABC Office with any questions regarding filling out the application or if you question what level you might be able to apply for. 800-236-2224 or 608-244-5883
ABC members have everyday access to help with safety issues by talking with the chapter safety director. Call the chapter office at 800-236-2224 or 608-244-5883 to discuss the issue and receive additional information. ABC can assist you with various safety issues, including OSHA inspections and citations. ABC provides jobsite safety inspections, assistance with OSHA inspections and citations, on-site consultation, and customized written safety programs at low member rates.
ABC provides you with the current OSHA regulations needed to keep the agency off your back. The chapter safety director provides monthly articles in the chapter newsletter as well as pertinent regulation updates via mail or fax.
Construction Workers Safety Conferences
This could be the most important day of the year for your construction workers. The Annual ABC Safety Conference is designed to give all field employees the safety training they need each year. From scaffold to excavation safety, your employees can pick and choose from a wide range of topics offered all day long. Information is mailed to each member. The Annual Safety Conference is held early in the year.
Management Safety Conference
In addition to the two Construction Worker Safety classes, ABC conducts a Construction Managers Safety Conference each year. Designed to train top and middle managers the how tos in designing programs and training employees in communication. This conference is held early in the year.
When it comes to safety training, ABC of Wisconsin is unmatched by any other area construction organization. In addition to the two Annual Construction Workers Safety Conference and Management Safety Conference, the chapter provides seminars on a number of safety topics in the areas of trenching & shoring, confined space, hazcom, scaffolding, falls, OSHA 10 and 30 hour classes, and much more to help your company comply with all OSHA regulations.
Click here to go to seminar listings
Annual Safety Awards
This program provides an opportunity to have your safety program evaluated and/or recognized by the ABC Safety Committee. Contractors are recognized for a number of company accomplishments, as one successfull contractor is awarded the Safety Award of Excellence in one of two categories: under 200,000 hours worked and over 200,000 hours worked. Information is mailed to each member. The Annual Safety Program is held early in the year. Click here to download the 2012 Safety Award Application.
Postings & Wallet Cards:
Emergency Phone Number Cards - Order #S300
Emergency posting cards for jobsites are bright orange for great visibility.
Free to members.
Emergency Wallet Cards - Order #S301
Emergency wallet cards provide general first aid procedures and spaces for local emergency phone numbers. Free to members.
Job Safety Posting - Order #S302
Under provisions of Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1903.2(a)(1) employers must post Job Safety & Health Protection notices in a conspicuous place where notices to employees are customarily posted. Free to members.