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Toolbox Talks "Alcohol and Drugs" - September 24, 2015

Alcohol and Drugs

Statistics show that alcohol and drug abuse are increasing on site. This leads to accidents.

Make sure it doesn't happen on this site.


1. In a high-risk industry like ours, alcohol and work are not compatible.

2. Alcohol is a depressant drug, which depresses parts of the brain function. When working on site you require all of your brain functions to save you from injury.

AGC’s 2015 Awards Competition Submission Deadline is Near!

The deadline for applications for the 2015 AGC/Alliant Build America Awards is coming up fast. We would love to see our members getting the recognition they deserve!  If you are interested in applying, please do so soon, as you will need to contact us here at the Idaho AGC to receive your member ID# prior to applying (this number is required for the award application).  To do so, please contact Kelly at 208.472.0459 or, and read the below information from the AGC of America: 

Idaho AGC Now Offering Supervisory Training Program Courses!

In response to the feedback gathered from a recent member survey, the Idaho AGC is proud to announce that it will now be offering Supervisory Training Program (STP) courses. 

Designed specifically to meet the needs of the construction industry, this program consists of 6 courses that focus on the knowledge and skills that every supervisor must have to be an effective manager of people, time, equipment, and materials.

Toolbox Talks "Crane and Hoist Safety"--September 17, 2015

Crane and Hoist Safety


There are important safety rules that must be followed by everyone who works with or near Cranes or Hoists.

First let's talk about the safety precautions for workers in the operating areas of cranes or hoists, but who are not directly involved with their operation or use. Stay alert and pay attention to the warning signal from overhead hoisting equipment.

Free ITD Workshop, "Doing Business with the Government" in Boise, October 29th

The Idaho Transportation Department is holding a free workshop that may benefit you.  Even though it is free, you must register.  More information and registration link below:

Boise, October 29, 8:30am-12:30pm

Idaho  Transportation Department, Headquarters Auditorium, 3311 West State Street

You’ll cover a lot of new ground in this free half-day workshop, including:

The Largest Apprenticeship Investment in U.S. History

Recently posted on the Department of Labor's blog HERE by Secretary Tom Perez, this article seems relevent to our industry, where we rely so heavily on (and profit so much from!) apprenticships.  We know it is a tried and true method of entering the workforce, but will other industries catch on with funding incentives like this? 



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