What is NPDES?

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What is NPDES? NPDES stands for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. Created in 1972 by the Clean Water Act (CWA), helps address water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants to waters of the United States. Under…

Does your contract require an onsite safety manager?

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Over time, we have learned that project managers and safety directors alike have limited resources to identify and provide short-to-medium-term onsite safety solutions for their projects that are cost-effective; and, that can offer the credentialing and…

Avoiding Friendly Fire on the Job: Understanding the Risks Posed by an Undertrained Workforce

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When budgets get tight -and let’s face it, most of us have experienced that crunch at one point or another- we naturally start looking for ways to curtail our spending and to eliminate those expenses we deem non-essential, or, just unnecessary altogether. Nothing…

HB NEXT 2018 - A YEAR IN REVIEW

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2018 proved to another great year for HB NEXT. Tony Middlebrooks, President and Co-Founder of HB NEXT, reflect on the year that saw changes and growth across all 7 of the companies operating business units. “I want to personally thank our customers…

2018 OSHA Review & 2019 Outlook

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2018 became a year of finalizing previously updated standards, as well as a launch pad for increased legal ramifications for certain violations of OSHA rule, specifically excavation cases and silica cases. HB NEXT is committed to supporting construction…

Keeping up with OSHA Recordkeeping: Things to Know

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Sorting through OSHA recordkeeping rules to decide if an employee’s injury or illness is recordable or non-recordable can be one of the toughest aspects of a safety administrator’s job. Some recordkeeping questions are more difficult than others. All…

Handling Unannounced Environmental Regulatory Inspections

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Agents from environmental regulatory agencies may show up at your project site without prior notification.  Environmental regulatory agents are trained to their rights and limitations when stepping foot on a job site. It is equally important that workers…

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…