Some Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chapters are delivering jobsite safety information by means of special mobile safety vans. The vans are part classroom, part movie theater, and part billboard and seem well-suited to serve a mobile industry. They carry a tremendous variety of educational materials directly to jobsites or company yards. There the van operator-safety instructor presents the materials to the workers. These materials include brochures, pamphlets, posters, exhibits, and video tapes, which last anywhere from three minutes to half-an-hour and cover such topics as back injury protection, hazard communication, trenching and excavation, fall protection equipment, and scaffolding safety. Some vans stock 50 or more video tapes. The vans are receiving widespread support not only from contractors but from project owners, job superintendents and foremen, some OSHA field investigators, and local government and community groups. A survey conducted by the Georgia Branch shows that contractors using the van regularly have reduced their accident rates by an average of more than 52% over the last four years.

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    Associated General Contractors of America

    2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400
    Arlington, VA  United States  22201
  • Authors:
    • Miller, W
  • Publication Date: 1990-3

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 18-19
  • Serial:
    • Constructor
    • Volume: 72
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Associated General Contractors of America
    • ISSN: 0162-6191

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00491897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM