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…

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…