• Inland Northwest AGC News

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    Monday, August 03, 2020
    COVID 19 Is Not The Only Hazard We Are Facing I know the focus of much or our energy has been on the procedures for protecting our workers and the public from spreading the virus.  We can’t forget the other hazards that our workers face everyday.  We still have to deal with Heat Stress, Electrical Hazards, Traffic Hazards and of course Fall Hazards.  This year OSHA has scheduled the National ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Safety
    Monday, July 20, 2020
    Primary Election August 4thBy now, most of you should have received your ballot in the mail for the Washington State Primary election. It is more important to ever to be involved in the political process, to ensure that your voice is heard. This primary election has many implications, most importantly it will determine who is on the ballot in November for Washington State Governor. Please be sure ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Thursday, July 02, 2020
    In order to beat the weekend holiday, I wanted to get the Weekly Wrap Up out early so you can all hopefully enjoy a long 4th of July weekend. Please stay safe out there!  AGC Working for YouThis week, your company should have received a letter from AGC President Hollis Barnett outlining some of the work that has been done by the association over the past few months to help you navigate the many ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Thursday, July 02, 2020
    Life looked a lot different when I assumed the role as your Inland NW AGC President nearly five months ago. My first month was full of ambitious goal setting combined with travel to the AGC NW Chapters Conference in San Diego and the National AGC Convention in Las Vegas, which abruptly ended one day early due to COVID-19. It was at that moment we recognized the need to drastically shift our ...read more
    Categories: Covid19, Government Affaris
    Friday, June 19, 2020
    Guidance from the Department of Revenue on PPP LoansMany businesses are receiving federal financial assistance to cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and wondering whether they owe business and occupation (B&O) tax on the amounts received (including small-business loan forgiveness).  The department has determined that businesses receiving assistance under these federal programs ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Friday, June 12, 2020
    COVID 19 UPDATESThis past week marked the start of the Governor’s Safe Start program, which has caused some confusion for members. The primary issue is the use of face coverings for all workers that are not working alone and what that means for our companies. While I think we all have if figured out for our jobsites, what does this mean for our offices? And how do you define “working alone”? We ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Friday, June 05, 2020
    I want to take a quick moment to thank all of our AGC members for your continued support of this organization over the past several months. The staff and the Board has been working extremely hard to ensure you all have the resources you need to be successful - I hope you have been able to take advantage of these valuable tools which are all still available online at our COVID 19 Resource Center. ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Phase I Construction Re-Start - What You Need to KnowThere is still a lot of confusion around the Phase I Guidance and how it is to be implemented on the jobsite. Below we will try to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we get and provide additional information we have received.  We were deemed an essential project; can we keep working and do we have to follow the Phase I ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Monday, April 27, 2020
    Governor’s Proclamation on ConstructionYou can view the official proclamation with additional guidance provided by the Governors office regarding the opening of Phase I Construction Projects. This guidance further elaborates on current essential projects, specifically allowing until May 1, 2020 to come into compliance with the Phase I requirements.  New Round of PPP Loans Available with ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Friday, April 24, 2020
    Governor Inslee Allows Non-Essential Phase I Construction Projects to OpenToday, the Governor announced that he will allow the opening of some construction projects. This is based off a recommendation from the Construction Roundtable to begin getting our jobs back open in a phased approach.  We are excited to have played a major role in getting our industry back to work. The AGC reached out to ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Thursday, April 23, 2020
    As you may have noticed, there have been fewer emails this week. In an effort not to overwhelm you with information, we are trying to only send out updates when we have new information. I have been hopeful over the last few days that we would have an update from the Governor on our efforts to re-open construction, but as of this email, there is no word yet. We have heard positive feedback from ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Friday, April 17, 2020
    Construction Roundtable Submits Recommendation to Governor to Re-Open ConstructionThe Construction Roundtable group, which the AGC helped establish jointly with the Governor’s office and labor representatives, has submitted a letter to the Governor asking for a phased approach to begin re-opening construction. This group has met several times over the past couple of weeks with various state ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Wednesday, April 15, 2020
    Recording Available - AGC Webinar – Implementing the COVID-19 Safety & Health PlanThank you to everyone that participated in our webinar this morning. The recording is now available for anyone that was not able to participate. If you have any follow up questions, please feel free to reach out to either myself or Curt Nead.    Share your ideas!Have you found new and innovative ways to comply with ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Tuesday, April 14, 2020
    AGC Webinar – Implementing the COVID-19 Safety & Health PlanLast week, together with Fulcrum Environmental Consulting, and Patrick True, MS, SMS, ASP, the Inland Northwest AGC released our new COVID-19 Safety & Health Plan to give our members a logical, formatted program that you can personalize to your company and your specific jobsite to work safely in this current environment. Tomorrow, April ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Friday, April 10, 2020
    As another week comes to a close, I hope you are all safe and healthy and ready for a weekend off. I know this week has been filled with confusion over many of the federal programs, worry about your employees and your businesses and trepidation about what comes next. I want you to know that everyone here at the AGC is working hard to make sure you are all ready to get back to work as soon as we ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Thursday, April 09, 2020
    New SurveyWe would like to conduct another survey of our members to help gauge the impact of the current Stay Home order on your businesses. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey – even if you participated in the last one – we are trying to gauge the change from 2 weeks ago to better learn how things are evolving during this crisis. These results have been critical information ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Wednesday, April 08, 2020
    New Safety ResourcesYour Inland Northwest AGC has partnered with Fulcrum Environmental and a certified Industrial Hygienist to develop a comprehensive COVID-19 General Construction Health and Safety Plan for our members. This plan is designed to serve as a baseline model and can be adapted to each jobsite as applicable. Included in the plan are Environmental and Administrative controls, a toolbox ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    If you are working at this point in time and are an essential business, then you must make sure that your employees are safe while at work and that you have procedures in place to ensure their safety and health continues.  Follow this link to a working document put together by Fulcrum Environmental Consulting and Inland Northwest AGC to give construction companies a logical, formatted program that ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Friday, April 03, 2020
    Today’s update will be a short one – I know we can all use a break from the chaos for a while, so I hope you have a relaxing weekend at home with family. Stay safe everyone!  Governor Delays Implementation of New State Building CodesThe Washington State Building Code Council’s revisions were set to take effect on July 1, 2020. At the urging of many industry groups, the Governor has delayed ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    Governor Extends Stay Home, Stay Healthy OrderTonight, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee extended his Stay Home order for another 4 weeks, until May 4th. There are not any new restrictions, but he also announced that there are no new exemptions at this time. The AGC has engaged with the Governors office to discuss how all construction can reopen safely at the appropriate time, possibly before ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)By now, most of you should have heard about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans.The program would provide cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll during this emergency. If employers maintain their payroll, the loans would be forgiven, which would help workers remain employed, as well as ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    As the debate continues in our state over whether or not construction is "essential", I want to applaud those of you that are still working for the steps you are taking to keep your employees safe out on the jobsite. Safety must continue to be our priority as we begin to get the rest of our employees back to work and assure them and the public that we can do so in a way that mitigates the risks to ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    One Week Down…  As we continue to navigate the ever-changing waters of the COVID-19 outbreak, your AGC staff, both locally and nationally, are working hard to get you the best information we can to help you make an informed decision about what is best for you and your company. One of the things we want to make sure to do is get you accurate information and help dispel any rumors you might have ...read more
    Categories: Covid19
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    The question of the day is “How do I best take care of my employees?”. I know you are all struggling right now to figure this all out, determine what is best for your employees and your company and hopefully get through the next few weeks. While information is changing rapidly, we want to provide you as many resources as possible to help you make the best decision for you. I would highly advise ...read more
    Categories: Covid19