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Safety Posts

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How to Pass an OSHA Inspection

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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5 Pieces of Safety Advice For The Fall

By Cass Jacoby. Focus on the Fall in fall protection this year, with some seasonal tips to keep your crew safe year-round. This autumn season, we are reminded, by name, of the importance of fall protection, especially when the weather is starting to get colder. Each season brings its own ...


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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 ...


NRCA Safety Harness

Are Your Employees Current With the Latest Fall-protection Requirements?

By Cass Jacoby Focus on fall protection this year and meet OSHA requirements. Have your employees take the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) in-person course. This autumn season, we are reminded by name of the importance of fall protection, especially when the weather is starting to get colder. More customers ...


Cotney safety skills part two

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, ...


Labor Central Safety Brings Opportunity

Why Safety Brings Opportunity

By Labor Central. Did you know that safer and certified crews make more? Read on to learn about the many benefits of certifying your workers. Roofing is risky business! From fall risks to potential heat stroke conditions or the simple chaos that is being on the jobsite-- being a roofer comes with ...


Cotney Skills for safety

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 ...


NWIR Construction suicide prevention week

Break the Stigma: Participate in Construction Suicide Prevention Week!

By Cass Jacoby. Suicide prevention week begins this Labor Day, here is how to participate and talk to your crews about this important topic. Here is a fact that might surprise you: construction has the highest suicide rates in America. Statistically someone on your crew is probably struggling with ...


Cotney Consulting Group safety committee

Developing a Safety Committee

By John Kenney, Cotney Consulting Group. A safety committee's purpose is to create a hazard-free workplace environment for all employees. Safety committees are a valuable resource and should not be overlooked as part of your overall safety culture. It is a prudent objective for your company to have one and listen to ...


John Kenney Cotney OSHA inspections

OSHA Inspections – What You Should Expect

By John Kenney, Cotney Consulting Group. Don't be blindsided by your upcoming OSHA inspection. Here are some tips for getting prepared. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) averaged approximately 32,000 inspections, and State-operated plans averaged 42,000 per year in the three prior years to the pandemic in 2020. Though inspections were ...


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