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ToolBox Talks and Safety Training – Where The Rubber Meets The Road

A most important consideration of any safety program is training. OSHA defines and mandates minimum training requirements in OSHA Standards 1926.20 and 1926.21. For a start let’s look at: 1926.20(f)(2) Training. Standards in this part requiring training on hazards and related matters, such as standards requiring that employees receive training or that the employer train […]

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THE HAZARDS OF HEAT

Summertime brings bring special hazards for those working outdoors. The combination of heat, humidity and physical labor can lead to fatalities. The two most serious forms of heat-related illnesses are heat exhaustion (primarily from dehydration) and heat stroke, which could be fatal. Signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke need immediate attention. Recognizing those warning […]

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Success is Where You’re Going — NOT Where You’ve Been

Ever notice how some people live life looking in the rear-view mirror. They can’t let go of the past and the “what ifs” in order to live in the present and forget about the future – it’s not even in the picture. On a weekly basis, we talk to companies that are struggling with hindrances […]

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Contractors vs. Subs – Assembling the Successful Project Team

Many of you are going to suggest that the ideas expressed in this article are elementary or even stupid.  I’m okay with that, but if everyone is doing everything right, then why do we encounter so many adversarial relationships, lawsuits, wasted time, manpower, and money trying to complete building projects and get paid? Construction is […]

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The OSHA Definition of Competent vs Qualified vs Certified vs Designated Persons – Contractors Must Learn The Language

Rules and Laws always come with language and definitions that may not be totally in sync with our own definition and understanding of the same words. Earlier we discussed that in forming your safety committee you wanted to pick leaders who were knowledgeable about safety and in identifying those employees you had certain ideas in […]

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Shareholder and Employment Agreements – Guaranteed Disaster If Not Executed When Forming Your Business

We all know the scenario. You may even have been, are there now or could find yourself there in the future. Two or more seemingly intelligent people decide to go into business together. They discuss their business plan, have a beer or two and talk about their future success and money they will make. Convinced, […]

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Kent Leighton, Co-Founder of Construction Connection, Rolls Out The Flat Rock Group to Help Contractors Grow and Prosper in Today’s Demanding Marketplace

The Flat Rock Group announces initiative to equip construction companies to succeed by helping them understand why many contractors fail. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 — As the construction industry struggles to meet the operational and human capital demands of the current building boom in various parts of the US they face an array […]

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How Contractors Implement Their Safety Program

Now that you have your Company’s personalized Safety Manual in a shiny three-ring binder doesn’t mean you have a safety program. It is merely a roadmap – so now let’s put the rubber to the road. Remember – first and foremost, by law, it is a Contractors responsibility to provide a worksite as defined in […]

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Creating and Writing a Safety Program for Your Construction Company

Having made a commitment to safety the first step toward compliance is creating a written safety program. I’m not talking about the one you got from a previous employer 15 years ago where the company name has been “whited out” several times and recopied like 10 times. Or the one your brother in law got […]

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OSHA Compliant Safety Program – It’s The Law Contractors

I’ve been associated with the construction industry for some 40 years I am amazed how little many contractors know about OSHA Standards, how devastating an accident can be to all involved, and how simple safe jobsites and OSHA compliance can actually be. A comprehensive safety program is paramount for every contractor or subcontractor. Why? You […]

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