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01/24/2011
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a new directive withdrawing a former one that allowed residential builders to bypass fall protection requirements. The former directive had allowed residential roofers to utilize alternative fall protection means to protect their workers from falls during their work processes. The use of alternative means including slide guards must be incorporated with conventional fall protection plans and devices. The new ruling will take...
01/17/2011
Many companies invest a lot of time and resources into making their business successful.  They hire good people, build a solid customer base and pay their suppliers on time.  But a lot of these same companies are not prepared when a disaster strikes.  “It is estimated that 90 percent of medium to large companies that can’t resume near-normal operations within 5 days of an emergency will go out of business,” says Neal Rawls, Continuity Central Security Columnist...
01/10/2011
We should all be aware of the weather this time of year no matter where you live. In the event of a fire, flood, or natural disaster, take into consideration the obstacles your emergency responders may encounter. We all know it is the duty of our responders to serve and protect however, we must also realize they must protect themselves first in order to protect us. The same goes for your Restoration and Construction contractor. Let us keep in mind many times we are an extension of the emergency...
12/17/2010
With the Holidays in full swing, it’s important to stay focused on what we stand for. ‘Safety’ and ‘Do the right thing’ are two components that drive our business. With the financial crisis of the past two years, these two items have come into play more often. More people are trying to value engineer, save money or just plain cut corners. The first two are acceptable, but cutting corners by not testing for asbestos, covering up mold, not pulling permits or proper...
12/15/2010
Effective communication can make you or break you! When dealing with your contractors make sure all priorities are communicated thoroughly and at the beginning of your loss. The efforts put in on the front end will speed up your recovery efforts not to mention keeping costs inline. One of the most common denominators in a mis-managed loss is poor communication between the client and contractor. Advice from an emergency restoration and reconstruction contractor.... Request a detailed...
12/07/2010
The Secretary of Labor, Hilda L. Solis has decided that her compliance officers can’t see everything everywhere so it’s time to recruit assistance from other governmental organizations. The friendly…or in some cases “not so friendly” building inspectors in 11 pilot cities will now report to OSHA, any safety or regulatory violations they may witness while inspecting any project requiring their approvals or permits. The inspector notes a safety violation, OSHA...