Tips on Construction Training Programs for a Skilled Workforce

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By: Guest Contributor - "Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm" -  https://www.raphaelsonlaw.com/  A recent survey from the Associated General Contractors of America revealed that nearly 80 percent of construction businesses have a hard time finding qualified…

Excavation Without Evaluation? You’re Next for a Cave-in

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"Trenching and excavating is one of the most hazardous occupations in the construction industry. The only way to minimize these hazards is to follow the OSHA standards requiring engineering controls, protective equipment, and safe work practices." Said…

National Safety Month – What You Need to Know

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Every June in the United States most people are getting ready for barbeques, beaches and summertime fun. However, individuals in the Environmental Health and Safety(EHS) industry are ramping up for National Safety Month. National Safety Month is aimed…

HB NEXT Launches Storm Cloud

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HB NEXT is excited to announce the official launch of Storm Cloud, a multi-tenant cloud software platform that is set to redefine how environmental compliance is managed across the country. Since 2005, HB NEXT has built custom software for individual…

Bringing Awareness to Construction’s Top Killer, Falls

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It is critical that companies today are up-to-speed on Fall Protection Training & Awareness. Falls caused 384 out of 991 total deaths in construction in 2016.  Accounting for 38.7% percent of all deaths, it is by far the biggest of the “Fatal…

After the Strike…The Notice of Probable Violation

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The potential of an underground utility strike is considerably high.  In fact, The Common Grounds Alliance reported 37,562 utility damages in Georgia in 2016, of which 62% were caused by insufficient excavation practices. Utility strikes, the damage…

Dig Safety: Awareness and Preparedness

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Every 4 minutes an underground utility is struck and damaged by mechanized equipment, potentially causing harm to people/property, and interrupting utility services. The Common Ground Alliance, a stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground…

NPDES Construction Site Inspection Best Practices

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This Inspection Guide describes how to conduct stormwater inspections on construction sites and discusses inspector responsibilities, preparation, inspection procedures, report writing, tips on inspecting BMPs, and enforcement. An on-site construction…

Proper Development and Implementation of Site-Specific Safety Plans

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Ever heard this? “Our company safety manual has been written specifically for and tailored to (Name of Company).  The safety manual addresses the hazards anticipated on this project. If any other hazards arise or other hazards are identified, (Name…

Draft Changes to the Georgia NPDES Construction Stormwater Permit

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On December 15, 2017, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issued their draft NPDES Construction General Permit. If approved, the new permit will go into effect August 1, 2018. Below is a summary…