November 6, 2020
National Apprenticeship Week is Only a Few Days Away
Share Your National Apprenticeship Week Stories with Us

National Apprenticeship Week | Apprenticeship.govNational Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is next week November 8-14, 2020.  NAW, is a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices while providing valuable information to career seekers. NAW also provides apprenticeship sponsors with the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. The week-long celebration highlights the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee has a long and proud tradition of supporting apprenticeships in the construction industry.  We recognize and salute all of the apprentices who will build the new tomorrow, and special thanks to all of our members who provide opportunities for these men and women to learn their craft!

Let us know how you're celebrating National Apprenticeship Week! We want to hear what events you attended speakers you heard, Zoom calls you jumped on, etc. We also want to encourage you to share your NAW on your company’s social media channels using #ApprenticeshipWorks and #NAW2020 Send all NAW stories to Henry Kruger at hkruger@agc-gm.org.

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CLC Civic Engagement Speaker Series
FREE Virtual Event - Featuring: David Crowley - Milwaukee County Executive


CLC Civic Engagement Speaker Series - FREE Virtual Event

Speaker: David Crowley - Milwaukee County Executive
Tuesday - November 17th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Milwaukee County exec signs legislation making Juneteenth a holidayThis brand new speaker series from the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) will feature civic and elected officials who will discussing their role, how it relates to the construction industry, and how you can get involved. After their initial presentation there will be time for a Q&A. These sessions will help educate our members on the role civic and government leadership plays in the construction industry and how they can get involved to affect positive change in the greater Milwaukee area.

Learn more and register here.

 

Want to learn more about the CLC? Visit our website or contact Henry Kruger at (414) 778-4100 or hkruger@agc-gm.org for more information.

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AGC SURVEY
 
Tell Us About the Impact of Lean Construction Strategies on Your Jobsite
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AGC's High Intensity Lean Construction Survey
 
Five Principles That Support the Lean Construction Concept | RIB  InternationalIn an effort to learn more about how Lean tactics affect project outcomes on a jobsite, AGC's Lean Construction Forum Steering Committee has created the High Intensity Lean Survey. The survey will collect information on the most recent High Lean Intensity (HLI) project you have completed. A HLI project is one that uses multiple Lean tactics such as, but not limited to: Prefabrication, Last Planner System® (or elements of LPS such as pull planning, daily huddles, etc.), 5S, Big Room, IPD Contract, etc.
 
This survey will close Friday, November 20, 2020. Thank you for assisting us in learning more about the benefits of Lean Construction strategies!
 
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Stay Informed
 
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in November


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

November 2020
For a complete list of this semester's classes or to register for any classes,
contact our Education Director, Kim Jalalian at
kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100  

Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP)
November 17th

4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Corporate GC/CM - $35, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60,

Non-Affiliated IAP - $100

Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

“Mobile elevated work platforms, also known as aerial lifts or MEWPs, are popular on a variety of job sites. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) defines a mobile elevated work platform as “a machine/device intended for moving persons, tools and material to working positions,” and consisting of a work platform with controls and an extending structure mounted on a mobile chassis. ANSI updated their A92 standards with new safe use, training and design requirements for MEWPs. If your company uses MEWPs, ANSI’s new safe use and training requirements are now industry-standard best practices.”

 

Successfully Handling an OSHA Inspection
Novemer 18th
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Corporate GC/CM - $35, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60, Non-Affiliated IAP - $100
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Employers do have rights during the inspection process, but you must be aware of what they are if you hope to exercise them.  As OSHA continues to change the way it does business, it’s more likely your jobsite will be inspected.  The more you know about handling an OSHA inspection, the more likely your experience will be less painful and costly.  This course will help you find out what you might be doing that catches the eye of the trained OSHA inspector and how to successfully navigate your way through the inspection process.

Intended Audience: This course is designed for anyone who works on jobsites and is especially beneficial to field supervisors and their crews.

 

OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
November 30th and December 1st, 2nd & 3rd
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Corporate GC/CM - $130, Associate - $180, *CBA’s - $200, Non-Affiliated IAP - $300
Gert Grohmann & Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee


Need your OSHA 10-Hour training card to get on the job?  You’ve come to the right place!  This 10-Hour construction safety course was developed by the US Department of Labor to provide construction workers, supervisors, and other personnel responsible for construction activities with an awareness of construction safety and health concerns in the construction industry.  All attendees will become familiar with reading and using the OSHA standards for construction 23 CFR 1926.  Other construction safety and health standards are also discussed.  Attendees receive an update and review of standard construction safety and health principles and information that prepares them to recognize and control a variety of hazardous conditions.  An OSHA card will be issued.

For a complete list of this semester's classes or to register for any classes,
contact our Education Director, Kim Jalalian at
kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100

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Election 2020: A Political & Policy Reboot for Construction?
AGC of America WebEd

Join AGC of America’s seasoned and well-respected government relations team for an in-depth discussion of how the 2020 election results could impact construction industry policies coming out of Washington, D.C., in the months to come. Will a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill finally become law? What are the chances of sweeping changes to labor, human resources, and safety/health construction laws and regulations? What federal tax changes are likely for your construction business and markets?

During this webinar, AGC of America’s in-house panel of experts on infrastructure, workforce, tax issues and more will apply their collective decades worth of inside-the-Beltway and construction industry knowledge to provide you with an outlook for policy changes that could impact your construction career, business, markets and industry.

Learn more about this WebEd here.

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COVID-19 Safety
 
Stay safe During the Pandemic
AGC of Milwaukee's Office Safety Protocols

The spread of COVID-19 is having a major impact on the construction industry. It effects how we conduct business on job sites as well as in the office. The AGC of Greater Milwaukee has created an updated and thorough office Safety Protocols. See Protocols below.


AGC OF GREATER MILWAUKEE’S CORPORATE OFFICE
SAFETY POLICY TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
November 2020

The following policies outline staff and/or visitor expectations when entering the Corporate office at 1243 N. 10th St., Suite 175 to work, retrieve equipment, or for any other reason while COVID-19 remains a national health emergency. These policies are in accordance with City of Milwaukee, the State of Wisconsin, and the CDC. The following safe practices must be adhered to by all individuals who enter the AGC-GM office.

STAFF & VISITORS

Who is admitted and what to do in preparation:

Admittance:
Currently half of the AGC-GM staff are working remotely while the remaining staff are restricted to working in their own offices. Visitors that are not pre-approved and scheduled, and not delivery services, are currently not being admitted.

Scheduling/Notifying:
AGC-GM are only admitting visitors that are participants of our safety and management education courses or have a Scheduled meeting approved by the AGC-GM CEO.

Screening:

*If you are not feeling well, have a fever, or any symptoms of illness,
do not come to the office. You should consult with your healthcare provider immediately. *
Before coming to the office, please conduct a self-questionnaire/screen. If you do not know the common symptoms or risk-related factors:

Use an online screening tool. A few are listed below:
Novant Self-Assessment Tool
Atrium Health Risk-Assessment Tool (scroll to middle of the page and look for yellow button at right)
Also, you may review the CDC list of COVID-19 symptoms as well as a Self-Checker.

While inside the office:

Social Distancing: Remain 6ft apart unless wearing a mask or cloth face covering.

Mask/Face Covering: All visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering while inside the suite. If you cannot wear a mask because of a medical condition, you MUST maintain at least 6 ft of distance between yourself and others around you and cannot enter any area that does not allow for proper social distancing.

Frequent Hand Washing: Perform frequent and thorough hand washing using soap and water for a duration of at least 20 seconds, cleaning under fingernails.

Frequent Hand Sanitizing: Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol to clean hands frequently.

Covering coughs and sneezes properly: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in the trash. If you do not have access to a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands. Then wash your hands immediately after coughing or sneezing.

Do not use others personal equipment/devices: If possible, do not use others personal devices, or any common are equipment, furniture, etc. If you must use others equipment or devices or common area equipment, please use gloves (provided at the office).

 

AGC OF GREATER MILWAUKEE

Currently, a select number of AGC of Greater Milwaukee staff are operating in the office. The following practices are in place to keep visitors and the public safe during COVID-19

In-Office Practices

Masks and Social Distancing: AGC-GM requires staff and visitors to wear a mask or face covering while inside the suite. Additionally, distancing practices are mandatory for all occupants, including remaining 6ft apart at all times. Signage for social distancing and safety practices are posted throughout the office suite.
Face coverings will be available if you do not have one.

Hand Sanitizing: Hand Sanitizing Station is available at the front desk.

Restricted Common Areas: No visitors are allowed or in the kitchen/storage area.

Safety and Education Class Protocols:  No more than 10 attendees (including instructor) unless room size dictates otherwise. There will be no signing in. Attendance to be taken by the instructor. Maintain 6’ of personal space at all times. Food and beverage provided to attendees will be individually wrapped/packaged.

Distancing/Confined Spaces: Any other tightly confined spaces will be occupied by only one individual at a time unless all occupants are wearing face coverings. If occupied by more than one person, will keep occupancy under 50% of maximum capacity

In Case of Possible Exposure, Office or Visitors:

Professional Disinfecting of Office Suite: If there is a possible exposure to the office, or if outside authorized visitors are admitted to the office during this time, AGC-GM will have the office professionally sanitized prior to allowing other visitors or personnel back into the suite.

Office Screening and Disinfecting Logs: AGC-GM will securely maintain records of dates and times of suite disinfecting and reason for the requested cleaning.

Office Visit Restrictions: If a visitor or staff person has had contact with someone who is sick, showing symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19, they should not return to the office until they have either had a negative test result, or quarantined for 10 days.

Explore all of our Coronavirus resources here.

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National Apprenticeship Week is Only a Few Days Away
CLC Civic Engagement Speaker Series
AGC SURVEY
Tell Us About the Impact of Lean Construction Strategies on Your Jobsite
Stay Informed
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in November
Election 2020: A Political & Policy Reboot for Construction?
COVID-19 Safety
Stay safe During the Pandemic
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