November 2020

It will be a smaller, less grand, and more thoughtful Thanksgiving this year.
The Thanksgiving turkey being pardoned.

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. . . .”

The Proud and The Brave

Veterans Day

To Protect and Serve

A nation conceived in liberty and justice.

October 2020

Food for Thought: A great many of us had safety on our minds so close to election day, and who was going to keep us the safest. The answer should have come easily to each of us after listening to weekly toolbox talks. The answer was OURSELVES. Each one of us has the responsibility to keep our individual person safe and the people around us safe.

September 2020

Plan for Safety Week 2020- Scheduled for Sept. 14-18

Senior Crane Operator Jeff Murphy

Safety Week Starring Roles: Basics of Rigging Safety / Pinch Points & Hand Injuries

Rigging Equipment

Short cuts lead to short lives or sometimes just short fingers.


Awareness Month

It makes sense that the crucial elements you learn to keep yourself safe are also the same skills you need to get ahead in life:

  • Getting Started
  • Breaking Bad Habits
  • Planning Ahead
  • Improving Focus
  • Promoting Teamwork Skills
  • Developing Leadership Skills

Tips on How to Get Along with People

1. Listen with the intent to understand.

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” -Stephen R. Covey

2. Walk in their shoes.

Taking the time to view the situation from someone else’s point of view will help you to get along better with them, even if you still do not agree with their views. Get to walking!

3. Be polite.

A polite demeanor will also leave a deeper positive impact than you will immediately realize. Be careful of others’ feelings. Wit and humor at another person’s expense may do more damage than you will ever know.

4. Always take the opportunity to say a kind and encouraging word to or about somebody.

Praise good work, regardless of who did it. If criticism is needed, offer it gently, never harshly. When you encourage and compliment people, you create a culture of kindness and the kindness will be reciprocated.

5. Show interest in others.

Let everyone you meet, however humble, feel that you regard him or her as a person of importance.

6. Keep an open mind.

Discuss, but do not argue. Accept that others may have a point of view different from the one you hold, or believe something that you do not believe yourself.

7. Listen intently.

Holding your tongue and freeing up your ears to listen. Other ways to listen intently include refraining from one-upping or pointing out problems with the speaker’s story.

8. Be positive.

Positive people make positive situations.

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” -Sir Winston Churchill

9. Be sincere.

All of these tips without sincerity will end up destroying any positive effect you were hoping to produce.

July 2020

Annual OSHA Certifications

The training was provided by Fortier Loss Control Consultants, Inc. on July 7, 2020.


Tennessee Drug Free Workplace

Fire Extinguisher
Emergency Evacuation

“The Gang’s All Here” (Rascals)

Social distancing reduced the chatter, and made for a more attentive class.

Brian Dolan of Fortier Loss Control Consultants, Inc. completed job site safety inspections for the following months in 2020: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, & October

October 2020

Week beginning October 5th- Common Hazards During Unloading Trailers & Housekeeping in the Construction Industry

Week beginning October 12th- Are You Prepared

Week beginning October 19th- Rigging

Week beginning October 26th- Tools, Objects, and Materials with Sharp Blades or Edges

September 2020

Week beginning September 8th- PreTask Plan

Week beginning September 14th- (Safety Week) Basics of Rigging Safety / Pinch Points & Hand Injuries

Week beginning September 21st- Basic Electrical Safety/The Dark Side of Electricity

Week beginning September 28th- OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout Standards-Why They Affect Everyone & Forms of Hazardous Energy

August 2020

Week beginning August 3rd- Hurricane/Storm Preparation

Week beginning August 10th- Take Care of Your Feet

Week beginning August 17th- The Right Tool for the Job

Week beginning August 24th- Holes & Openings

Week beginning August 31st- Pre-Task Plan

July 2020

Independence Day

Week beginning July 6th- Protect Your Eyes

Week beginning July 13th- Good Housekeeping, Remind everyone: Do not forget to sanitize equipment & PPE

Week beginning July 20th- The Fatal Four: Falls, Struck-by-Object, Electrocutions, Caught-In or Caught-Between Hazards

Week beginning July 27th- Fall Protection

June 2020

Week beginning June 1st- Protect Your Back

Week beginning June 8th- New Workers & Young Workers

Week beginning June 15th- Loads, Wire Rope, Slings

Week beginning June 22nd- Small Machine Safety

May 2020

Week beginning May 4th- Under the Influence

Week beginning May 11th- Whats in Your First-Aid Kit?

Week beginning May 18th- Chemical labels Pictograms

Week beginning May 25th- Heat Exhaustion

Memorial Day

April 2020

Week beginning April 6th- Violence

Week beginning April 13th- Flammables

Week beginning April 20th- Ladder Safety

Week beginning April 27th- Chemical Burns

March 2020

Week beginning March 2nd- Sprains & Strains

Week beginning March 9th- Power Tools

Week beginning March 16th- Forklifts

Week beginning March 30- Fire Extinguishers

February 2020

Week beginning February 3rd- Protect Your Hearing

Week beginning February 10th- Portable Heaters

Week beginning February 17th- Using Safer Chemicals

Week beginning February 24th- The Hierarchy of Controls

January 2020

Week beginning January 6th- New Year’s Safety Resolutions

Week beginning January 13th- Material Handling

Week beginning January 20th- Cuts, Scrapes, & Puncture Wounds

Week beginning January 27th- Flammables & Combustibles

Foresight is Better –

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but foresight is better, especially when it comes to saving a life, or some pain! – William Blake