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How good is your attitude about safety?

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Attitude is contagious. What is attitude? As the dictionary defines it, attitude is a way of talking and behaving. However, its significance in our lives is much more. Attitude is a way of life. We have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. As they say, the only difference between a good day and… (continue reading)

Great Access: How to Improve Your Crew’s Safety

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In the past few years, we have heard the term “Extreme Housekeeping.” It means having a place for everything, and everything is in its place. It means raising the standards on our material handling, storage, Conex organization, routing of cords, handling of trash, and more. I ask you, how does your operation look? Would it fit the example of Extreme Housekeeping? I would… (continue reading)

The Best Way to Provide Certainty on the Job

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For any workflow to be effective, there needs to be a follow up process in place. I’ve always used the expression: “inspect what you expect.” If you expect your workers to perform a Hazard Analysis before every operation, you should verify it is being done. I’m not talking about doing this in a way that is authoritative, I’m talking about… (continue reading)

How to keep your insurance premiums and safety rates down

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In today’s construction world, safety is at the top of everyone’s list. When going after new projects, clients demand a good safety record. A lot of clients will set a ceiling on how high your OSHA Recordable Rate and Experience Modification Rate (EMR) can be, just to allow you to bid on some projects. These numbers are based on incidents where employees get hurt… (continue reading)

What Do You Need in an Effective Safety System?

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The primary goal for all of us is to keep people safe. Everyone wins when we can eliminate injuries and incidents. This is the main focus for the Iron Gate Safety System.  Iron Gate Safety System was built by construction experts that have real life experience in construction safety. We understand the importance of consistent… (continue reading)

Where Do You Fit in the Evolution of Safety?

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Over the last several years, we have all witnessed the evolution of safety in our industry. Fall protection equipment has become a lot more efficient, effective, and even more comfortable. Safety glasses come in various styles and fit our faces a lot better than they used to. Gloves give us a lot more specific protection depending on what… (continue reading)