Safety


ConstructionACCNJ emphasizes planning for a safe workplace in order to prevent accidents, reduce insurance claims and ultimately increase the bottom line. Continually improving jobsite safety on members' sites is our main objective.

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Alliances

OSHA Alliance:
The Association partners with government, academia and labor for the benefit of all participants in the construction process. ACCNJ maintains an alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which provides members with opportunities for cooperation and enables the Association to assist with information and advocacy. Through the Association’s membership in the New Jersey Silica Outreach and Research Alliance (NJSOAR), we work with OSHA and labor to develop best practices to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica during construction. Our involvement with the New Jersey Work Zone Safety Partnership continues to provide safety advancements and education through proactive and collaborative engagement.

Safety Training & Services

ACCNJ offers a host of safety training programs throughout the year.  Whether it is the standard OSHA 30-Hour course, the more targeted Train-the-Trainer course, or area-specific trainings, members have opportunities to gain the safety credentials they need.  In addition to the safety programs sponsored by the association, ACCNJ members have access to the finest construction safety training available through our union partners. 

Safety Awards Program

The Association’s annual Safety Awards Program recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of New Jersey contractors in keeping their workforce safe while on the job. Contractors are evaluated based on their lost-time incidents compared to their total labor-hours worked and then compared against the national average for the previous year. ACCNJ members are also eligible to participate in the AGC of America Safety Awards Program.

Safety Day

The Association each year promotes "Safety Day" by featuring comprehensive training demonstrations, safety talks and recognition programs involving hundreds of union construction craftworkers and employees, designed to refocus the attention of those workers on the key elements of staying safe while on the job as well as thanking them for their commitment to safety. Special attention is given to the four leading causes of injury and fatality on jobsites, as determined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): falls, struck-by, electrocution and caught-in/between. The goal of Safety Day is to demonstrate to the employer and the worker the importance of the right equipment, the right training and the right attitude to prevent accidents at the jobsite. ACCNJ, member companies and our labor partners collaborate closely to make safety the first priority and ensure that both management and craftworkers participate in safety training.

Safety Day 2015 Highlights

Video Library

The Association maintains an extensive Video Library of specialized safety subject matters pertinent to craftworkers and professional staff alike.  These may be used to supplement members’ safety training programs. Use this link to view our Video Library.

Safety Links