Monthly Archives: January 2013

Free Louisville Population Center Training: February 25 – 28, 2013

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Department of Workplace Standards, Division of Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training is providing FREE OSHA training to employers and employees in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

All courses will be held at the Builders Exchange of Kentucky Center for Education and Training Excellence in Louisville, KY.

Register for any of the below courses online by clicking here.

Tuesday – February 25th

Overview of the Kentucky OSH Program 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
This session discusses the obligation to provide a safe and healthy workplace, free from recognized hazards. Topics of discussion include the operations of the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program, including enforcement and voluntary compliance services, and safety and health topics currently being considered for future standards and policies.
Crane Safety for Construction 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This session addresses major changes which took effect on Nov. 8, 2010 and provide a basic overview of 1926, Subpart CC, including mobile cranes, tower cranes and certifications requirements for crane operators. Topics will also include requirements for riggers, electrical hazards, and crane inspections.

Tuesday – February 26th

Bloodborne Pathogens 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
This session covers the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1030 and the measures which must be implemented to protect employees from the hazards of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials containing bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis B virus, (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Topics of discussion include applicable definitions; infection control; engineering and work practice controls, including universal precautions, personal protective equipment, and housekeeping; medical evaluations; warning signs and labels; and training of employees.

Excavation and Trenching Safety 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This session considers provisions carried under 1926, Subpart C and Subpart P, related to trenching and excavation safety. The class will review site preparation, opening and working in an excavation, and the requirements for employee protection. Sample Emergency Action Plan and Daily Excavation Checklists are provided. Note: Attendees will not become a “competent person” from only attending this course.

Wednesday – February 27th

Injury and Illness Recordkeeping 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
This session is for those persons responsible for maintaining the revised injury and illness records. The forms 300, 301, 300A will be covered. The regulations and guidelines for recordkeeping will be discussed, as well as the compliance directive the Kentucky OSH compliance officer will use to evaluate your records. A recordkeeping example workshop will be part of the course, time permitting.

Basic Electrical Safety 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This session covers the basic requirements surrounding the approval, installation, and use of electrical equipment and devices. The course is built around OSHA standards found in 1926.403 to .405. Includes a discussion of OSHA and industry standards as they relate to the installation of electrical equipment, commonly cited approval and installation violations, an overview of the equipment approval process, cord marking requirements, and basic hazards found in commonly made electrical wiring issues. Involves group-based and hands-on learning activities, including flexible cord marking designation and determining wiring issues associated with an electrical fault board.

Thursday – February 28th

Fall Protection (Construction) 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
This session covers the elements of 1926.500-503 and associated industry standards. Topics include: requirement to provide a fall protection system, the description and requirements for each fall protection system, and training requirements. Attendees should leave with a basic understanding of KYOSH’s requirements for working at heights on commercial construction sites. Note: This course does not cover fall protection requirements for
residential construction sites.

Powered Industrial Trucks 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This session covers the basic requirements of 1910.178. Attendees will learn about the basic aspects of powered industrial trucks (primarily fork lifts), operator training requirements, safe truck operations (including traveling & safety belts), equipment modifications, and associated hazards. This course will not provide operator certification under 1910.178(L).

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IPIN Tip of the Month: Adding Your Company to a Bidders List

Builders Exchange of Kentucky maintains a list of companies which have expressed strong interest in a project on the Project Details page. This bidders list shows companies who will likely submit a bid on the project. Companies added to the Builders Exchange bidders lists come from a variety of  sources, but they  are most often taken from the official planholders list kept by the primary owner or design team for the project. These lists can often be found at the reprographics company which has been chosen to distribute project documents.


Builders Exchange updates bidders lists a minimum of once every week before the bid date, with a final update the day before the bid date.

Members of Builders Exchange have the ability to add their company to the Builders Exchange bidders list at any time from the Project Details page of each project by following these steps:

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Associated General Contractors of Kentucky and Builders Exchange of Kentucky Announce Joint Venture Agreement


Louisville, KY (January 16, 2013) – Kentucky’s two largest commercial construction associations, the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky (AGC) and Builders Exchange of Kentucky (BX), today announced the formalizing of a joint venture benefiting the members of each organization.  This new agreement will provide the opportunity for current AGC members to join BX at a reduced rate to obtain access to their plan rooms and project information services.  In exchange, current BX members will have an opportunity to join AGC at a reduced rate to obtain safety training and legislative information. The two organizations collectively represent nearly 1700 companies.

AGC Signing

Richard Vincent, Pat Murphy and John Cary with the signed agreement

In a joint statement, Richard Vincent, Executive Vice President of AGC and John Cary, Executive Vice President of BX agreed this was a win-win situation for both associations.  “Our members want to have access to plan rooms and this will enable our members this opportunity,” said Vincent.  “The Builders Exchange is eager to provide our quality plan room operations for the members of the AGC of KY.  This joint venture will potentially allow both organizations to maximize their resources in serving the commercial construction industry” added Cary.  Both agreed this was the beginning for a potential long-term relationship that will allow both associations to maintain their current missions while expanding services and information to both memberships.  “In this day and age, associations must look for innovative ways to provide the best benefits and services to our memberships. Like the businesses we represent, we must work efficiently and think strategically. This new venture will allow the strengths our respective associations currently have to be shared with the other without wasteful duplication,” concluded Vincent.


Established in 1919, the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky is a full service commercial construction association representing a qualified membership of over 700 general contractors, specialty contractors and industry associates.  Our members are engaged in the construction of the Commonwealth’s commercial buildings, shopping centers, factories, warehouses, highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, water treatment facilities, dams, defense facilities, and multi-family housing projects.

Builders Exchange of Kentucky, founded in 1927, is a full service construction trade association with a membership in excess of 960 consisting of contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, manufacturer representatives and others who are engaged in the commercial and industrial construction industry.


Richard Vincent, AGC – (502) 223-8845
John Cary, BX – (502) 459-9800

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