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Safety Signals. 1 Week, 5 Great Stories About Safety. 2020-WK37

Updated: Sep 9


Safety Signals Digest – Week of 9/7/2020

Keywords: Safety Technology, Construction Safety, OSHA, Construction Tech, Construction Workers’ Safety, Awards, Influencers, Podcasts

1. SAFETY STORY OF THE WEEK: LEAD WITH COMPASSION

This story, published by OH&S, hit home and was shared hundreds of times over the last week. Because of the health crisis, EHS leaders have become much more visible in their organizations. In these stressful times, their mission is expanding from physical health to mental health. Using mindfulness, compassion and kindness creates extraordinary ripple effects across the workplace.

2. FREE SAFETY AND TOOLBOX TALK RESOURCES !


Safety Week is just around the corner, on September 14-18, 2020. Looking for resources to

plan your Safety Week events? Visit HILTI's website for free Tool Box Talks, Tool Hygiene Guides and much more.


3. WE'RE CELEBRATING SAFETY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: THE FABRICATORS & MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (FMA)' SAFETY AWARDS:

The FMA announced the recipients of its 2020 Safety Awards. Open to all FMA company members, the 2020 Safety Award of Honor is presented to companies having perfect safety records, i.e. no recordable injuries or illnesses for the calendar year 2019. Join us in celebrating the recipients of this notable safety feat:

  • Fountain People - San Marcos, Texas

  • Vanner Inc (651) - Hilliard, Ohio

  • ETNA Products Inc - Chagrin Falls, Ohio

  • Nova Group Inc - Napa, Calif.

  • Tower Metalworking Fluids - Chicago, Ill

  • Nisshin Automotive Tubing LLC - Versailles, Ky.

  • Vanner Inc (81Z) - Hilliard, Ohio

  • BTD Manufacturing (Heywood Avenue) - Lakeville, Minn.

  • BTD Manufacturing Inc - Buford, Ga.

  • Eberl Iron Works - Buffalo, N.Y.

  • Eskay Metal Fabricating - Buffalo, N.Y.

  • Feralloy Processing Co - Portage, Ind.

  • Worlds of Wow - Denton, Texas

  • Chicago Tube & Iron (Olympic Steel)- Romeoville, Ill.

  • Chicago Tube & Iron-Laser (Olympic Steel) - Romeoville, Ill.

  • Integrity Stainless (Olympic Steel) - Latrobe, Pa.

4. WE'RE FOLLOWING INFLUENCERS: KARL SORENSEN, Blue Collar Labs

Karl Sorensen spent 15 years in the construction industry, managing over $100M in federal, commercial and residential projects across the United States. Leveraging his first-hand understanding of jobsite constraints, Karl helped launch BuiltWorlds, a Chicago-based AEC media company whose aim was to elevate conversation surrounding construction technology and methodologies.


Blue Collar Labs is his latest initiative to create a clear landscape of the best available technologies for the built environment. SkillSignal is proud to be one of the technologies Karl and his team have selected!


As President of Blue Collar Labs and Managing Partner of Blue Collar Capital Partners, Karl spends his time championing operational efficiencies in construction through cultivating/catalyzing technology startups or advising construction contractors. His belief is that when the built environment properly understands and appropriately deploys technology on jobsites - regardless of size, scope or complexity - projects will be completed safer, quicker, cheaper and with higher quality.

5. WE'RE LISTENING TO:

The Construction Record Podcast issued a 25 minutes special episode about Industry Innovation, including how technology impacts safety. We loved it!


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