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By Alec Doniger. Trent Cotney shares his knowledge and expertise in avoiding legal trouble related to risk and liability on the job site. Safety should be your top priority when overseeing employees on any job site. If an accident happens, however, knowing your rights and thinking ahead can help reduce ...


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Best Practices for Toolbox Talks

By John Kenney, Cotney Consulting Group. Benefits and guidelines of holding regular toolbox talks at your construction worksite. Each week your supervisors or safety managers should deliver safety messages to your crews before starting work. Toolbox talks are an excellent method to present your safety messages. Some companies refer to these as ...


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Skills for Safety – Part Two

By John Kenney, Cotney Consulting Group. Two safety skills you need to stay on top of your company's safety culture and goals. In part one, we covered the first two skills that your safety managers, project managers and on-site supervising personnel need to develop and implement safety strategies successfully. In part two, ...


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Skills for Safety – Part One

By John Kenney, Cotney Consulting Group. If you are a safety leader, here are the skills you must know in order to perform your job effectively. Safety managers, project managers, and on-site supervising personnel are the safety leaders on your project sites. They play a vital role in developing and implementing safety ...


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OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention Efforts

By Trent Cotney. In April 2022, OSHA created its National Emphasis Program that focuses on indoor and outdoor heat-related hazards. Across the nation in recent weeks, we have seen record heat. These alarming temperatures are not merely an annoyance. They can put thousands of workers at risk. The Occupational Safety and Health ...


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Promote Wellness in the Workplace

By John Kenney, Cotney Consulting Group. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages employers to engage their employees in health and wellness. By engaging in their own wellness, employees tend to work more productively, have less stress, and have a better quality of life. They benefit from a lower risk ...


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Musculoskeletal Disorders Common in Roofing Industry

By John Kenney, Cotney Consulting Group. Learn about the most common musculoskeletal disorders in the construction industry and how to avoid them. Some 33% of all work-related injuries and illnesses in the construction industry are due to musculoskeletal disorders. These injuries involve repetitive movements and affect tendons, muscles, nerves, cartilage, joints, and ...


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Safety Checklist for Roofing Work - Part Three

By John Kenney, Cotney Consulting Group. Ladders, scaffolding and emergency plans. In the second part of our safety checklist for roofing work, we reviewed OSHA safety standards for working around roof perimeters and openings. Stepladders and extension ladders are used on roofing project sites. Improper use of ladders poses ...


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Safety Checklist for Roofing Work - Part Two

By John Kenney, Cotney Consulting Group. Guardrails, warning lines, and penetration openings. In the first part of our safety checklist for roofing work, we reviewed some OSHA safety standards for working on roofs. We covered basic roofing safety training requirements and OSHA requirements for fall protection equipment. Guardrails are ...


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Safety Checklist for Roofing Work - Part One

By John Kenney, Cotney Consulting Group. When working on roofs, safety continues to be an ongoing issue that causes avoidable deaths. In the construction industry, heights are the leading cause of severe injury and death, and of the deaths, falls from rooftops constitute at least a third. Roofers ...


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