The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrix Chevrolet.

OSHA Small Entity Compliance Guide for Silica

Below is the Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction provided by OSHA.

This guide is designed to assist small businesses working within the construction industry with compliance for potential exposure to crystalline silica.  This guide and other resources that assist with the compliance of this standard are available under the Resources tab on the CompTrust AGC website ( and OSHA website (

AGC and UA SafeState are partnering to offer regional best practice seminars on this standard in January.  More information will be distributed in upcoming weeks.