The Kansas Contractors Association is a professional association of contractors and those who provide supplies and services to the heavy, highway and utility construction industry. Working together, our members promote a better industry by advancing their level of skill, integrity and responsibility while improving the quality of life in our communities.
The Kansas Contractors Association knows safety is a primary concern of the commercial construction industry. When taking advantage of the services and programs available through the KCA Safety Department, KCA members may benefit by:
The association continually emphasizes job site safety. The KCA helps members establish a safety program, provides materials for toolbox safety talks and answers specific questions about OSHA and other regulations.
The KCA Safety Committee is responsible to plan and schedule seminars and workshops on specific safety issues. Recent seminars and topics include: How to Establish a Company Safety Program; Crane Operators Safety; Excavation Standards; Escavation Safety; Fall Protection; Respiratory Training and Confined Space Entry Safety.
Members may use in-house safety training resources free of charge. The association maintains an extensive library of safety videos developed by the AGC national office, and makes the videos available for members to use free of charge. Additionally, Various safety publications and regulation books are available through the association on a cost basis.
Each year the association conducts a safety award program among its members, and awards five safety plaques at the award program at the annual convention. The members compete based upon number of manhours worked, and by type of work performed.
To expand our offerings, the KCA has developed a close liaison with both the Wichita and Overland Park offices of OSHA, often inviting their representatives to annual meetings and seminars.
Safety on our roads and for highway workers is a major issue with the association, and to help reduce work zone accidents, the association helps underwrite KDOT's "Give 'Em A Brake" campaign each year.