BSQS&P Explained

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HB NEXT’s consulting is based on BSQS&P (Budget-Schedule-Quality-Safety-&-People). Our expertise has led us to find and recommend corrective action based on BSQS&P. That is why every decision we make is based on this philosophy. These…

Meeting the Ongoing Need for Soft Skills Training in Construction

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Why managerial power and authority are no longer enough to guarantee safety and drive productivity in today’s workforce There was a time -in the not-so-distant past- when fire-breathers ruled the landscape of professional business. For decades,…

Construction Ready - Then and Now

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In the summer of 2014, the workforce development program we have come to know as Construction Ready, began as a vision of The Home Depot and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank to revitalize communities in the Westside of Atlanta by creating career opportunities…

Scaffold Safety

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Over our 20 years in business, HB NEXT has seen almost everything! We have seen that most construction workers are familiar with scaffolds, but a majority of workers are unfamiliar with the safety inspection that needs to be performed before working on…

Timing is Critical When Confronting the Possibility of an OSHA Citation

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Dealing with OSHA can be extremely taxing on you and your company if you do not address citations in a timely manner. It is extremely important to understand what steps you need to take and the timeframe that you have for action.  HB NEXT’s legal counsel,…

Safe & Sound Week: Show Your Commitment to Safety

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HB NEXT is proud to take part in Safe & Sound week!  We encourage everyone in our industry to participate in this week of safety awareness. Safe and Sound week is a cross country awareness campaign to facilitate the understanding of the “Value…

GA NPDES Electronic Permit Submittal Requirements

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The new Georgia NPDES General Construction Permits for Storm Water Discharge will become effective August 1, 2018.  While much of the permit remains the same, there are some important and major changes that will occur.  The one new requirement that…

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…