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The West Texas Chapter of Associated General Contractors is an organization of qualified construction contractors, sub-contractors and industry related companies committed to skill, integrity, and responsibility. The association provides services that include information on projects, government issues, professional development and safety services resulting in excellence from dedicated contractors leading the industry.
Keep Cool in Construction with Water, Rest, and Shade
West Texas AGC is proud to work closely with local member companies and the construction community at large to keep workers safe, whether from heat stress or other jobsite hazards.
Recently there have been many news and social media stories suggesting rest breaks and water for construction workers in Texas will be eliminated effective September 1, 2023, pursuant to a new State of Texas law. In other areas of the state including those from our fellow chapters of Austin, San Antonio and Houston AGC, many are being hit by questions from the media about this issue. AGC Chapters across Texas are sharing a message as the leading commercial construction associations in the United States and West Texas AGC believes it is important to share an industry perspective on this issue.
Be assured that this new law DOES NOT ban rest breaks or water for construction workers! Water, rest, and shade should and will remain key safety measures on all construction jobsites in Texas. Construction companies continue to provide work and break schedules that best fit the workforce, especially under this extreme summer heat that far exceed the minimum in the previous law. Through safety notices and information, webinars provided from CPWR, AGC and OSHA and other resources available, West Texas AGC works with local construction companies to develop and implement best practices to prevent heat stress on the jobsite during hot days, providing warnings and education to watch the heat index.
Construction firms place a high value on the health and safety of their workforce. It is the right thing and the smart business thing to do. They have long been required by federal safety regulations to provide water, rest, and shade for their workers. Many Texas firms go above and beyond to protect workers from the heat. This includes providing cooling tents and trailers for workers to use during hot days, providing electrolyte drinks beyond water and shifting work schedules during hot days to avoid working when temperatures reach extreme levels.
The bottom line is the Texas construction industry keeps workers cool when things heat up outside. We always have, and we always will. If your company needs specific help with construction safety, contact West Texas AGC for assistance! Additional heat stress prevention information for construction companies is available here:
Workforce Solutions with West Texas AGC
Excellent Wages, Benefits & Opportunities in the Construction Industry
Is your firm seeking to recruit and hire qualified craftsman, professionals and people that are just willing to learn and work?
The West Texas AGC Careers in Construction page connects transitioning military, their spouses
AND those from other career fields to join the commercial construction industry.
West Texas AGC provides excellent benefits designed for the construction industry for a value that fits your company budget that retains, recruits and helps hire your workforce. These include:
- Workers Comp – CompAGC Dividends
- Health Insurance 20-30% Discount
- 401 (k) Plan – MEP designed to fit your company preferences
- Free posting of job openings
Have questions? Call 325.676.7447
AGC Emerging Contractors Education Series
For small contractors just starting out, the school of hard knocks is a tough instructor. Let AGC Members help you overcome the challenges all small emerging businesses face with this 12-part video series focused on helping your business thrive and grow. Hear directly from contractors that have already paved the road to success.
To access the AGC Emerging Contractors Education Series
Association Plans of Texas is a Group Medical Program for AGC Member Companies
Find out how West Texas AGC members can receive and additional 10% after significant market quote discounts from the Association Plans of Texas through SANA Benefits. Quotes are indicating companies could potential save our members 20% or more over similar market plans while lowering co-pays and out of pocket costs for your valued employees!
New Courses Scheduled for Virtual Education | AGC EDGE
Lean Construction Education Program, 2nd edition
Project Manager Development Program
Building Information Modeling
Construction Supervisor Fundamentals
Check for Classes Scheduled through end of 2023
The AGC Southwest Chapters 401(k) Plan is one of the largest association plans in the nation with more than $500 million in assets and over 130 participating companies.
As a member of the West Texas AGC Chapter, you are eligible to join! Click the Logo to find out more.
Commercial construction workers in Texas talk about career opportunities, good pay and safety!
Nothing is more important to the construction industry than the safety of its workforce. Every day thousands of dedicated construction safety professionals work hard to make sure every worker heads home to their family at the end of the day in Texas.
Click HERE to find out what workers say about safety at their job and pride in their career.