Associated Contractors of New Mexico

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OSHA Delays Silica Enforcement

Enforcement Begins on Sept. 23, 2017

On April 6, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline standard for construction for three months—until Sept. 23, 2017. In its announcement, OSHA explained that the construction silica standard has a number of unique features warranting development of additional guidance and educational materials before enforcement begins. AGC continues to believe that implementation of this standard is technically infeasible and continues to challenge it in court.

June 9th ACNM Safety Committee Meeting

We will be changing the date of the ACNM Safety Committee Meeting for the month of June (from June 2nd) to June 9th to remain in alignment with the Heavy Highway Construction Safety Partnership Meeting*.

What: ACNM Safety Committee Meeting

Where: ACNM Offices- 6135 Edith Blvd. NE- Albuquerque, NM 87107

When: Friday, June 9, 2017

Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am, with lunch served immediately after the meeting. (Please RSVP)

Topic: We are working on a Hearing Conservation Program speaker

*The HHCSP is a free program with ACNM and NM OSHA to evaluate and mentor your safety program to be the best it can be. A strong safety culture within your organization can lower your insurance premiums, reduce your worker's compensation costs, and protect your workforce. The HHCSP is coordinated by Carol Walker, with peer evaluations from ACNM Members, and guidance by NM OSHA's Consultation Division, (NOT the NM OSHA Enforcement Division). It is free to join- ask us about it today!


Dino Franco, CHST, CSHO, SSH

ACNM Safety & Training Director

Office (505) 633-6258 - direct line

Cell (505) 440-1636

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Diverging Diamond set to open in Santa Fe in late 2016

With the new Diverging Diamond set to open in Santa Fe in late 2016, here is a quick video for guidance on how to navigate the unique traffic feature. Please share this video for the benefit of anyone who may travel in the Santa Fe, NM area.