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Contractors introduce safety initiative

The Carolinas Associated General Contractors last week unveiled its “Safely Home” initiative during a Durham luncheon with N.C. Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry as the featured speaker.

Berry highlighted recent trends in construction-related injuries and fatalities and applauded CAGC’s effort to reduce accidents through education and safety training efforts.

“Nothing you do is more than important than safety, and you are to be commended for your ‘Safely Home’ campaign,” Berry said, according to a statement.

She said the four most common types of accidents are falls, workers getting caught in or between equipment, workers getting struck by objects, and electrocution.

The initiative includes an alliance agreement with the Labor Department; a commitment to eliminate obstacles to employers offering appropriate and affordable safety training; the establishment of single pricing for safety training for association members and nonmembers; free work-zone safety training; and a construction safety conference.

For information, search #SafelyHome on social media or visit CAGC at www.cagc.org

 

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