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Cotney OSHA Cards in Spanish

OSHA Offers Workers’ Rights Cards in Spanish

By Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. Hispanic construction workers are hard to reach with information about worker rights and safety due to a language barrier. Latinos are the fastest-growing population in the construction industry but sometimes do not understand their rights on the job or how to protect themselves against injuries. The ...


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Why Toolbox Talks Are Essential

By Trent Cotney, Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. Keep safety issues at the forefront of workers’ minds and increase awareness of hazards. Safety training should be an ongoing practice at construction sites. However, while formal OSHA instruction is critical for a secure worksite, continuous reminders are also essential. You can communicate those ...


Cotney PPE for Roofers

PPE for Roofers

By Trent Cotney, Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. There are numerous pieces of equipment roofers use that require proper protection to avoid injury. It’s important to provide the proper safety equipment to employees and make sure they are using it. It is key to a safe workplace. Let’s break down the ...


Cotney Drones used for Safety

How Drones Make Jobsites Safer

By Trent Cotney, Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. Jobsites are becoming much safer these days as project managers, inspectors and surveyors are turning more and more to drone technology. As we all know, construction work can be dangerous and today, we are also dealing with a contagious global pandemic, so the fewer ...


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What You Should Know About Fall Protection

Everyone in the construction business is well aware that falls are the number one cause of death in the industry. Of the 1,008 construction deaths in 2018, 338 were the result of falls. Fall protection systems are vital in giving workers the essential safety tools they need and reducing the ...


Equipter Fall Protection in Autumn

5 Tips for Fall Protection Just in Time for Fall

By Equipter. Focus on the “fall” in fall protection this year, with some autumnal tips that can keep your crew safe year-round. The stakes are high on a roof where the difference between life and death can be a small slip up, and that risk can increase as seasons change. ...


Cotney Emergency Plan

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

By John Kenney, Cotney Attorneys & Consultants.There will be a time when an emergency occurs and your business needs to be prepared with an emergency action plan and trained workers ready to respond quickly.This will optimize team efficiency, help relieve anxiety and could save lives.To ensure this emergency action plan ...


Cotney Failure to Abate

Failure to Abate

When an employer receives a citation, it must be abated, or corrected, usually within 20 days of a settlement. Most contractors dread OSHA inspections, fearing the discovery of violations that often result in citations and fines. There is good reason for such anxiety. For even the most careful and safety-conscious contractors, ...


Tremco Committed to Safety

How Committed to Safety are You?

By Michelle Miller, RCS Writer. Tremco and WTI are committed to leading with safety, every day. Roofing is a profession requiring a conscious commitment to safety. One slip, trip, unstable ladder, improperly secured deck, or miscalculation by any member of the team can quickly put the safety of individuals and ...


WSRCA Roofing Expo 2021

Western Roofing Expo 2021: COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

Reinforcing our efforts to help keep all participants in a safe environment. As part of its commitment to its members, vendors and attendees, the Western States Roofing Contractors Association (“WSRCA”) has enacted this COVID-19 Mitigation Plan in advance of the Western Roofing Expo (the “Expo”) to be held September 21–23, 2021 ...


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