Safety at Carolinas AGC

Carolinas AGC is proud to offer its members safety training, an annual safety conference, several safety awards programs, and safety alliances. 

2023 National AGC (NASA) & Carolinas AGC Safety Awards

Published on 10/29/2023
It's fast, easy and free to enter. Fill out one safety data form to be entered in both award programs, allowing you to compute on both the national and local level!
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Jacob Garmon

Jacob Garmon
Director of Safety, Suppliers & Sponsorships
(704) 372-1450 x5222,

CAGC Staff Members Dave Simpson, Leslie Clark and Jacob Garmon sign the SC OSHA AllianceSafety Alliances

CAGC is proud to hold alliances with both NC OSHA and SC OSHA.

New! Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources

We are proud to partner with AGC of America to offer our members resources for mental health and suicide prevention. Recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found high rates of adults struggling with mental health or substance use and many seriously considering suicide. The construction industry has the highest rate of suicide at 53.2 per 100,000 U.S. workers. That rate is four times greater than the national average and five times greater than that of all other construction fatalities combined. Resources available to members to support their employees and fight this epidemic include Mental Health PSAs. Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Task Force, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Forum, and more. Visit the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention webpage for more information.

In observation of May's designation as Mental Health Awareness month, CAGC hosted a one hour webinar on Tuesday, May 30 entitled Creating a Mentally Healthy Construction Culture. We recognize that mental health in the construction industry is prevalent and affects not only the individual but the families, friends, co-workers, and the organization as a whole. Who knows how to build better than those in the construction business? This online seminar focused on building a work environment that supports the human side of emotions because that is the beginning of creating a healthy construction industry culture. 

 5/30/2022 Webinar: Creating a Mentally Healthy Construction Culture*
*This is a CAGC member benefit. CAGC username and password are required to view the webinar.

In the construction industry, five times more people die from suicide than from job accidents. Vince Hafeli was almost a part of that statistic, and now he is on a mission to change the culture of the construction workplace.  Vince Hafeli is an international speaker, author, and advocate for mental health and suicide awareness in the workplace. The President of Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, Hafeli has dedicated over 38 years of his life to the construction industry. Currently (2023), he is working toward a Doctor of Business Administration to further his research and training skills related to suicide in the construction field, while developing approaches to increase support for worker’s mental health needs. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Free Service Available to Members is a secure, web-based application that empowers employers to streamline their injury reporting process. With, you can easily create each state's First Report of Injury, track injuries, print all required OSHA reports, and view injury metrics in real-time. CAGC members are eligible to access OSHAlogs at no cost. To set up an account, please contact Charles Connor IV with First Security Insurance.

Safety Training

Carolinas AGC offers a wide variety of safety, education and training classes. Courses are taught throughout the Carolinas as well as virtually. CAGC is proud to offer additional opportunities virtually to members via partner AGC Chapters across the country, as well. View all Safety Training Opportunities.

Annual HR and Safety Conference

Our HR and Safety Conference is held annually in March. The Southeast's premier HR and Safety Conference for Construction Professionals offers top-notch educational opportunities for safety professionals during a dedicated safety track of the conference in additional to many networking opportunities with other industry, safety professionals, as well as sponsorship and expo opportunities. Learn more about the annual HR and Safety Course.

Safety Awards

CAGC invites its members to apply for one of several safety award programs available through Carolinas AGC and AGC of America. Available awards include National AGC (NASA) and Carolinas AGC Safety Awards, Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CESA), and Building Star-NC OSHA Voluntary Protection Program. For more information on these programs, to see previous winners or to apply, visit our safety awards page.

Safety Compliance and Resources

Carolinas AGC and the Carolinas AGC Foundation, Inc. have made safety their number one priority for the construction industry. As such, compliance information and access to available resources are open to all construction companies including information on NC and SC OSHA programs, Silica Resources and COVID-19 resources. Visit our safety compliance and resources page.

2022 Safety Awards Presentation

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May 2023 Safety Committee Meeting

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