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November 13, 2018 Construction Safety: Risk Assessment and Employee Engagement Our safety experts, Frick & Frack, recently traveled to Albany, NY, and met with employees from Callanan Industries, Inc., a CRH company, to talk with them ...Keep Reading
By Chris Schwedtmann and Brett Geger
November 8, 2018 Construction Safety: A Closer Look at Machine Guarding Awhile back, our construction safety experts Frick and Frack taught us about machine guarding in the fourth episode of the Fundamentals for Fatality ...Keep Reading
By Building Solutions
September 18, 2018 Construction Safety: Mobile Equipment Welcome to Frick & Frack's fourth episode of the Construction Safety Blog for 2018!  In our last episode, they taught us the ABCs of traffic control and ...Keep Reading
By Chris Schwedtmann and Brett Geger
August 30, 2018 Construction Safety: A Closer Look at Lifting Operations Every year, there are hundreds of injuries, thousands of accidents, and an average of 44 crane-related deaths. It's imperative that you do everything you can ...Keep Reading
By Building Solutions
July 27, 2018 Construction Safety: Work Zone Safety Welcome to Frick & Frack's third episode of the Construction Safety Blog for 2018!  In our last episode, our silly safety experts gave us in-depth insight on ...Keep Reading
By Chris Schwedtmann and Brett Geger
June 28, 2018 Construction Safety: 6 Action Steps to Identify and Control Workplace Hazards In this month's Construction Safety Blog, we're throwing back to the very first video that Frick & Frack created for our viewers, "The 3 Key Safety Factors ...Keep Reading
By Building Solutions
May 29, 2018 Construction Safety: Fundamentals of Fall Protection Welcome to Frick & Frack's second episode of the Construction Safety Blog for 2018!  In the previous episode, Frick & Frack covered the basics of ...Keep Reading
By Chris Schwedtmann and Brett Geger
May 4, 2018 Construction Safety: A Closer Look at PPE When you think of construction safety, does a yellow hard hat come to mind? Personal protective equipment (PPE) has been a standard in construction safety ...Keep Reading
By Building Solutions
April 18, 2018 Construction Safety: The Basics of Lockout/Tagout Welcome to Frick & Frack's first episode of the Construction Safety Blog for 2018!  This year, the guys are doing things a little differently as they go on ...Keep Reading
By Chris Schwedtmann and Brett Geger
March 5, 2018 Construction Safety: A Closer Look at Overconfidence in Equipment It's great to be confident about your job, and it's always reassuring to have the newest tools, personal protective equipment (PPE), and equipment on the work ...Keep Reading
By Building Solutions
February 19, 2018 How Masonry Protects Against High Wind Events According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for a structure to be tornado-proof, it must be missile-proof. This is because the greatest damage ...Keep Reading
By Building Solutions
January 25, 2018 Safety Video Blog Season 2 Roundup – The 11 Fundamentals for Fatality Elimination We had an exciting year with Frick and Frack as they taught us how to stay safe and alive on the job site. As we gear up for 2018, let's review everything we ...Keep Reading
By Chris Schwedtmann and Brett Geger

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