Expert New Hire to Build Up/Skill Up Construction Industry Workforce


CONTACT: Andria Hine, Indiana Constructors, Inc. (317) 634-7547

Indiana Constructors, Inc. (ICI) is pleased to announce the addition of Eric K. “Fish” Fisher as director of talent development. Fisher worked in vertical and horizontal construction, civil engineering and architecture education at Hamilton Heights High School for more than 30 years. He is a national master teacher for Project Lead The Way (PLTW), certified craft instructor for National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) and curriculum developer for PLTW and Ivy Tech Community College.

A graduate of Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in technology education, Fisher earned his master’s degree in building construction management from Purdue University. A former construction Laborer, he is passionate about construction workforce development, lean construction methods and new construction technologies.

Bringing Fisher into the ICI fold under the Work IN Roads banner will allow him to share his expertise with high school students and their parents, teachers and counselors throughout the state. He’ll be developing teachers and curriculum that will, in turn, build the workforce the highway, heavy and utility construction industry needs for the future. Along the way, he’ll be helping industry workers skill up through association programs such as the Indiana Constructors Leadership Institute and the Leadership Development Committee.


Indiana Constructors, Inc. is the voice of the Indiana highway, heavy and utility construction industry. We promote and protect the well-being of our members through legislative and agency advocacy, labor relations and negotiations, education and workforce development opportunities, safety initiatives and communications tools.

2022 Safety Program Awards Application


To be considered for an award, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Current ICI membership.
  • No serious and/or “knowing” IOSHA citation associated with a work-related fatality since January 1, 2019.
  • Must have one or more active jobsites available for visit during June through September 2022.
  • Must allow random and unannounced jobsite walk-throughs and worker interviews.
  • Award recipients must work with ICI’s Safety Committee to participate in a safety roundtable gathering in early 2023.


The ICI application process consists of:

  • Interactive application form which is filled in and submitted electronically once you have completed all of the requested information. Each section of the application clearly states what is required for that section.
  • The application form will also request some independent documentation. These documents must be submitted as PDF files and included as attachments when you submit your application.
  • SurveyMonkey will save your data in your browser until you click done at the end of the survey. After you click done, you won’t be able to edit the application. It’s best to collect all your information and complete the application in one sitting.


Applications are submitted electronically and must be received by Aug. 12, 2022. All applications, at a minimum, must include OSHA 300A logs for 2019, 2020 and 2021, EMR data for 2019, 2020 and 2021 and a copy of the company safety program to be considered complete. Unanswered questions will be considered as “not applicable” responses.


To ensure fairness in the judging process, ICI will remove all identifying information, such as company name and address, from the applications and supporting documentation before providing information to ICI’s Safety Program Awards Selection Committee.


Please contact Jim Wood at (317) 634-7547 if you have questions or issues submitting the application data.

AGC Response to Sixth Circuit Stay Dissolution

Source: Claiborne S. Guy, director, employment policy & practices, AGC of America

On Friday, December 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the OSHA Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). This decision allows OSHA to proceed with implementation and enforcement of the rule issued on November 5, 2021. AGC is a party to the proceedings in the Sixth Circuit, having filed its own petition for petition for review, and is actively engaged in a review of its legal options moving forward. AGC will continue to keep its chapters and members updated on any future developments.

To account for any uncertainty created by the Fifth Circuit’s stay, OSHA is exercising enforcement discretion with respect to the compliance dates of the ETS. To provide employers with sufficient time to come into compliance, OSHA will not issue citations for noncompliance with any requirements of the ETS before January 10, 2022, and will not issue citations for noncompliance with the standard’s testing requirements before February 9, 2022, so long as an employer is exercising reasonable, good faith efforts to come into compliance with the standard.

In an effort to assist members with increasing the vaccination rates among their workforce and to comply with the ETS requirements, AGC created a vaccine tool kit webpage which contains a construction oriented summary of the ETS detailing employers compliance options and obligations as well as additional resources. If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Kevin Cannon at or Nazia Shah at

Centennial Internship Opportunity

About ICI

Indiana Constructors, Inc. (ICI) is the nonprofit trade association representing Indiana’s highway, heavy and utility contractors. For nearly 100 years, ICI has served its member companies and their employees through safety services, legislative advocacy, labor relations, communications and workforce development.

About the Internship

As we prepare to mark our centennial in 2024, ICI’s mission is not only to celebrate that milestone, but also to educate folks about our industry’s rich history and motivate the next generation to choose a life-long career in it. The Centennial Intern will be key to collecting and creating a historical record of our industry – a task that will add value to our association and provide professional experience and portfolio material for the intern.

Candidate Qualifications

  • A sophomore, junior or senior with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • All majors are welcome to apply, though preference is given to students studying nonprofit management, public affairs, digital media, English, communications and/or the humanities.
  • Strong organizational, writing, research, critical thinking and active listening skills.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite. Adobe Creative Cloud experience is a plus.


  • Digitize/catalog photo collections.
  • Digitize/transcribe/summarize/catalog historical documents.
  • Assist in completing tasks related to our roadmap to the centennial celebration, including but not limited to:
    • Develop centennial content for digital, social and print media.
    • Attend centennial committee meetings, partnership meetings and general organization functions.
    • Assist with event planning and administration.
  • Possibility to safely lift boxes up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional general office duties.

Time Frame

This internship will be full-time, in-person at the ICI office through the summer of 2021. There is an opportunity to extend through the fall 2021 semester with 15-20 hours flexible to fit the student’s class schedule.


The position pays $12 per hour, plus parking.


The Centennial Intern will be hired and report to ICI’s president and communications staff. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 14, 2021 and the selection will be announced on Friday, May 28, 2021.