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Determined Humility: Jayla Scholis from Beacon Building Products

A student athlete with UC Berkley, Jayla Scholis, was surprised to receive a LinkedIn message from a Beacon Building Products recruiter in 2018.  Jayla was not looking to join a startup fresh out of college – she was looking for something established. Although she had never considered roofing as a career option, Beacon’s reputation and stability were attractive. She loved the combination of history, benefits, and growth opportunity provided by Beacon so she could pursue a [...]

2020-10-16T12:51:50-06:00By |

Spring Cleaning Safety

Now that daylight savings time has passed, just like the days' everyone’s to-do list has grown longer with the addition of Spring cleaning. Working from home has its own set of challenges and potential risks. At work, you ensure that you and your employees have the proper PPE (personal protective equipment) for the job at hand. You should follow the same protocol at home. Similar to a job hazard analysis at work you can put the [...]

2020-03-10T04:06:50-06:00By |

The Necessity of a Rescue Plan

First and foremost, any employee working in an area of elevation or where there is a hole in the floor or wall you are required to provide fall protection for your employee. Falls from height are one of the leading causes of injury according to OSHA statistics year after year. If you or your employee are put into a circumstance where you are called upon to put your rescue plan in action you should be well [...]

2019-09-29T17:28:42-06:00By |

Check your Ladders and Scaffolds

When’s the last time you checked your ladders & scaffolds? Hundreds of construction workers are killed yearly as a result of improper setups or dangerous behavior. The good news is that many of these incidents can be prevented. You can find volumes of information in regulations but here are some quick tips to ensure your safety and compliance: Determine the height you need to reach and the proper equipment for the task at hand. Evaluate how [...]

2019-09-29T17:18:47-06:00By |

Roof Safety During Winter Weather

If you find yourself in an area that accumulates snow, how do you know if you are protecting yourself and your workers from potential accidents and injuries while working on a roof? The year 2011 saw a surge in numerous building failures in the northeastern part of the United States due to multiple major snow storms. Building codes are used by structural engineers to determine snow loads on roofs. They utilize the IBC (International Building Code) [...]

2019-01-29T07:58:21-07:00By |

Factors to Consider When Choosing Personal Protective Equipment

Ensuring that you and your employees are warm and safe while wearing proper PPE (personal protective equipment) is not an easy task.  In selecting PPE, there are certain third parties such as ANSI (American National Standards Institute) that certify equipment for efficacy.  Equipment without ANSI approval has not been tested as effective and is considered similar to a costume even if they still look the part. OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926.28 sites compliance for the construction [...]

2018-11-27T13:44:23-07:00By |

How to Beat the Heat

Outdoor workers are at risk for heat exposure illness if they spend a significant part of their shift outdoors. If workers have significant time in the direct sunlight executing strenuous tasks for long periods of time or if the tasks at hand require heavy clothing (personal protective equipment) they are at even greater risk. Workers working outside should follow a work/rest schedule. If the rest period can’t be in air conditioning it should be in full [...]

2018-08-27T07:55:14-06:00By |

Weather Safety Tips

No matter what climate you encounter daily you must be aware of how to keep yourself safe in changing weather conditions.  Hundreds of people die annually in the US because of heat waves, hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, flash floods, powerful thunderstorms, and winter storms.  How do we protect ourselves from the elements outdoors? What are some tips you can follow to safeguard your home and family from severe weather? Create a disaster plan – how to protect [...]

2018-07-26T11:49:06-06:00By |
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