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…

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…