Fire Prevention Week: What You Need To Know


Fire prevention is in full swing and we here at Gallagher Bassett want to make sure everyone stays safe and unscorched for not only this week but year-round as well. While there’s no Smokey the Bear in this neck of the woods, fires in urban areas can be just as deadly and make up to […]

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Keeping School Zones Safe Using Technology On Drivers


Question, how many regulations are in place to keep school children safe from dangerous driving? The answer is not enough, because students are still at risk as they head back to class this year. But with modern technology, that’s going to change. In Session: Blasio and Cuomo on School Safety School zones within the Tri-State […]

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Horrible Bosses: How Poor Leadership Can Create a Toxic Work Environment


When you think of safety hazards on the jobsite as a supervisor, manager, or employer, what comes to mind? Chemical hazards? Scaffolding inspections? OSHA standards? If those came to mind, that’s good! You’re on the ball in terms of safety procedures. But you may be missing one key factor here that can affect everyone on […]

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Lockout/Tagout(LOTO) & Safety Compliance


Recently, The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the Top 10 Most Cited Violations list for 2016. To a devasting lack of surprise, Lockout/Tagout, or LOTO, was ranked fifth in the lineup of safety desecrations. What is LOTO? Lockout/Tagout practices are precautions that safeguard workers from hazardous energy releases during construction, maintenance, […]

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When Disaster Strikes: Creating A Disaster Plan


Each year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designates September as National Preparedness Month which highlights the importance of having a disaster plan and knowing what to do in the event of a worst case scenario.

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Learning From Labor – Apprenticeships Are On The Rise

As employers search for qualified new hires that will last, many U.S. adults are learning from labor – apprenticeships may better prepare a generation for work life.

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SST Provider Guidelines and What it Means to You


Recently, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) released the full Site Safety Training (SST) Curriculum guidelines to the public, one of the last hurdles for those seeking to deliver  Department-Approved Training to the men and women who build New York. As of this writing, Gallagher Bassett is finalizing our curriculum submittal for the […]

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Heat Stress Controls – Getting Your Site Ready For The Summer


The summer is officially here, and so is the oppressive heat that it can bring. While the effects of heat stress are something we’ve previously covered, getting your site ready for the summer heat should be a proactive measure rather than a reactive solution. We took a look at NIOSH’s latest tips for dealing with extreme heat and put together a simple guide on heat stress controls.

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The DOB Releases SST Curriculum Synopsis


The DOB released the SST Curriculum topics in early May 2018 which outlines the course topics that must be covered by the required 40-hours of training for Workers and 62-hours of training for Supervisors under Local Law 196. The following SST Curriculum synopsis from the DOB is intended to help stakeholders understand the key points […]

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Bridging the Gap: Looking Beyond the Bachelor’s


In 2018, skill labor jobs continue to grow and present opportunities to workers across the country. Despite this sustained growth, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) says that 70% of companies nationwide still can’t find enough boots to keep their job sites running and delivering on schedule. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Construction and […]

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Unpacking the DOB’s SST Curriculum


On May 9th, 2018, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) released the full SST Curriculum and the course topics to be completed to comply with Local Law 196’s (LL196) construction safety training mandate. In this post, we will do a deep dive to help you understand what you need to know to stay in compliance.

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The 5th Annual National Safety Stand-Down Week Is Here


In 2016, nearly 40% of all construction fatalities were directly attributed to falls on the job. Over the last 5 years, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has held an annual National Safety Stand-Down week in the second week of May to raise awareness and prevent falls. OSHA’s uses Stand-Down Week […]

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