Eric Starkowicz

Executive Director

We are excited to announce a significant partnership with The Health Plan to provide competitive health insurance benefits for our members with employees who are not covered by collective bargaining agreements. This partnership underscores our commitment to supporting your health and well-being.


Additionally, we encourage our members and Union partners to educate your tradespeople on the WV Jump Start Savings Program.


Don’t forget to take advantage of the OVCEC Member Rewards Discount Program, where members are saving thousands on various services and products.


Flyers for all three programs are included below for your convenience.


As we wrap up National Safety Month, this issue is packed with valuable safety articles and information to help keep our worksites safe and secure.

For questions or to obtain a quote, please contact:

Michael J. Caruso

McCoy Consulting Services, LLC


As a “thank you” for your membership with OVCEC, your business has access to national account pricing with several vendors through OVCEC’s Member Rewards Program. These national accounts are managed by DSI, a group purchasing organization, but the associated savings opportunities are available to you solely as an OVCEC membership benefit and without DSI based costs or purchasing requirements.

Training and Safety Management

  • 10% discount on Cintas / J.J. Keller Safety Management Tool, for new subscribers
  • 10% discount on Cintas / J.J. Keller Online Training on Demand, for new subscribers

Contact Michael Petruzzi if you are interested. Call 720-382-8162 or email

National Safety Month

Whether it’s distraction, clutter, cracks in the floor, or working at heights, many hazards exist that can trip us up.

Preparing For Disasters And Crises: Free Online Course

Keeping workers safe during a disaster – natural or human-caused – is the goal of a new online course from a NIOSH Total Worker Health Center of Excellence.

The 90-minute course features 10 modules on topics such as vulnerability assessment, emergency action plans, overcoming obstacles to preparedness, crisis leadership, training, and mental health resilience. Course materials include a guide and workbook, as well as links to resources to help build a preparedness program.

Register Here

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Heat and Construction Safety

With June underway and summer rolling in, our industry once again enters the most dangerous season of the year for construction and maintenance workers. We as construction professionals have and will continue to put job safety at the forefront of everything we do, but dealing with heat is trickier than equipping the jobsite with quality PPE or upgrading to the safest and most effective equipment.

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If you hear of a project you would like to see in our Plan Room, please let us know. We will make every effort to get it. And as always, if you need prints or you are interested in getting access to our online plan room, send us a message.

If you have questions, please contact us at or 304-242-0520.

Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council
Eric Starkowicz, Executive Director

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