Complimentary COVID-19 Action Plan

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HB NEXT understands the impact of the COVID-19 in the workplace.  So in order to reduce the impact of COVID-19 we want to give you some complimentary COVID-19 preparation tips. Stay Informed Stay abreast of guidance from federal, state, local, tribal,…

FMCSA Updates

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FMCSA Announces Raise In Random Drug Test Percentage From 25% To 50% The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces an increase in the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing for drivers of commercial…

What is a SWPPP?

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The term SWPPP Stands for Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan. As the term says, it is a plan to prevent pollution of storm water. They are required by the federal Clean Water Act and various State laws to try to reduce pollution via stormwater.…

Outsourcing Your Employee Training: Educational Revolution, or Evolution?

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Why partnership with a third-party education provider could be one of the best decisions you’ll make If you have worked in the construction industry for long enough, there’s a good chance that you've heard the saying -or some variation of- “an…

National Safety Month

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Do you come face to face with hazards at your job? Do you commute to work? Is this the summer you finally build that new deck outside? Or, maybe you’re just looking forward to some outdoor activities with the family? Whatever the reason, there are dangers…

Electrical Safety: Aware and Prepared

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The month of May is recognized as Electrical Safety Month; and, although electricity is a power that should always be understood and respected, it is often taken for granted, leaving countless victims in its wake. Did you know that electrical hazards…

Underground Utility Damage Prevention: Know What’s Below

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Working around buried utilities is a very challenging task. Every 4 minutes an underground utility is struck and damaged by mechanized equipment, potentially causing harm to persons, property and causing the interruption of utility services. The Common…

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…