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Safety & Health


ACCNJ prioritizes the health and well-being of employees. If you are struggling with addiction, we encourage you to seek help. Please utilize the resources below.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 200 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.

Veterans and service members in crisis aren’t alone. If you’re thinking about hurting yourself, having thoughts of suicide, or becoming self-destructive, somebody is ready to help. Utilize the Veterans Crisis Line by dialing 988 and press 1.

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC/A)

Our national organization, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC/A), is committed to action, and has created a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Task Force. Visit their FREE resource center available through AGC/A:

Alliance for Naloxone Safety in the Workplace (ANSW)

Created and led by industry professionals, the Alliance for Naloxone Safety in the Workplace (ANSW) provides employers with information, policy, and training to successfully implement a Naloxone program at their businesses.

The ANSW provides reliable tools and training for addressing the deployment of Naloxone in the workplace at no cost. Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to download and review the training, sample policy documents, and review the FAQ for more information.

Start Your Recovery is a valuable resource to help you find local treatment options vetted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, personalized support options, and support groups and other important non-clinical resources.

Love, Your Mind

The “Love, Your Mind” campaign, from the Huntsman Mental Health Institute and the Ad Council, offers inspiration, community and educational resources to encourage people across the U.S. to be more open and proactive when it comes to their mental health.


ACCNJ emphasizes planning for a safe workplace to prevent accidents, which ultimately protects craftworkers, ensures the public’s safety and keeps jobs running on time. Continually improving jobsite safety and focusing on the mental and physical well-being of the individuals that comprise the construction industry is a priority for the Association.

SAFETY TRAINING is offered through ACCNJ and our labor partners. Whether it is the OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety & Health course, Train-the-Trainer programs, or area-specific trainings, members and craftworkers have opportunities to gain the safety credentials they need through the Association or by accessing the finest construction safety training available through our union partners.

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.

Held in January, April, July and October, the quarterly SAFETY COUNCIL MEETINGS serve as a networking and information exchange opportunity for members, including Construction Managers, General Contractors, and Subcontractors, as well as OSHA area representatives and the general construction trades' training directors. Each meeting contains an educational element and set agenda.

In 2022, ACCNJ renamed its SAFETY RECOGNITION PROGRAM for our longtime friend, Mike Corbett. Mike was a Compliance Assistance Specialist for OSHA Region II and not only provided a wealth of safety information to our members and industry, but he also exuded kindness, compassion, and a general concern for everyone’s wellbeing.

The Mike Corbett Memorial Safety Award is designed to identify those that have shown an exemplary commitment or random act of safety that has made them a standout for their efforts. The individual may be a union craftworker or company employee, with the award presented at the July Safety Council Meeting.

SAFETY DAY is hosted in early May each year. Safety Day is aimed at promoting the importance of safety in all aspects of the construction industry, including raising public awareness about using caution when traveling around all construction work zones and to refocus the attention of workers on the key elements of staying safe while on the job. ACCNJ also includes a special emphasis on mental health and physical wellbeing. These goals are designed to ensure those individuals working on member job sites will be able to return home to their families safe and sound each day. This is our opportunity to thank your teams for protecting themselves and showing they care for others.

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