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EDGE GRADUATION UPDATE: EDGE CONTRACTORS CERTIFICATION & GRADUATION INFO

March 19, 2019

AGC of Ohio sent a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request to the Ohio Dept. of Administrative Services to obtain data that was provided to the Inspector General for an investigation and report on EDGE.  This information will help make contractors utilizing EDGE participants aware of any potential eligibility and graduation concerns. View the spreadsheet…

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EDGE Graduation Update; Inspector General Report

March 8, 2019

Last year, the Ohio Equal Opportunity Division (EOD) announced that it would be graduating EDGE participants according to its time limit policy; the division also indicated that a list of graduating EDGE participants would be posted to educate those who may use them on their projects. AGC of Ohio has been informed that companies expiring…

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OSHA Crane Operator Evaluation Requirement Takes Effect

March 8, 2019

Listen to ConstructorCast Podcast for all the Important Details; Info courtesy of AGC of America  As of Feb. 7, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all contractors to evaluate crane operators under the new final rule regulating crane operator qualification and evaluation. AGC of America spent nearly 16 years working with OSHA…

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Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC)

June 5, 2018

Changes were made to the OFCC contract documents that significantly shift risk to contractors. AGC has a workgroup of members that are meeting with OFCC to educate them about reasonable contract language and advocate for changes that would create more balanced and equitable documents.

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Force Redraft of Erroneous Structural Steel Welding Legislation

June 5, 2018

AGC testified on H.B. 127, legislation that would establish structural steel welding and bridge welding requirements in the Ohio Building Code. The intent of the bill is to prevent the use of falsified certifications for structural steel welds as required by the architect/engineer in project specifications. However, the bill’s “as introduced” version did not reflect…

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