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Down With the Sickness

Written after not following the below advice. I don’t know about your crew, but ours has been taking turns passing around various bugs. Luckily, it’s 2017 and most of our office staff can work remotely. Those of us with physical jobs, though, aren’t as fortunate. Missing workers equals missing deadlines. We already worry about staying […]

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Fell on Black Days

You’re not alone. If the nation isn’t talking about guns, it’s talking about mental health. Well, guess what? The construction industry isn’t immune. According to a recent report from the CDC, construction has the second-highest suicide rate and the highest total number of suicides. While we spend a lot of effort on suicide prevention and […]

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Shots

No, not those kinds. San Bernardino. Orlando. Vegas. Sutherland. Active shooters and how to prepare for them has been on a lot of people’s minds lately. Even job sites are not immune to attacks, as proven by an incident in early October where a fired worker went onto a job site and fatally shot a […]

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Here Comes the Rain Again

Time to get ready for inclement weather. With the return of the rain for those of us in the Pacific Northwest, it’s definitely time to start prepping your vehicles (work and personal!) for severe weather. Although, as we saw this summer, it’s good to be prepared year round. Two BIG things to take care of? Vehicle maintenance […]

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October’s Puget Sound Area Safety Summit

Seattle, WA – The Integrated Group would like to invite you to the Puget Sound Safety Summit Conference, facilitated by the TIG Safety Director, Rhett Carpenter, CHST. Monthly Safety Summit meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month. Funded by the SMART Association, the Puget Sound Safety Summit Conference focuses on increasing educational opportunities, safety awareness […]

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Ready to Rumble

Emergency preparedness should be a priority When was the last time you held an emergency drill on your job sites? From earthquakes (still waiting on that 9 pt) to flash floods, the west coast has historically seen its share of natural disasters. With all the flooding and hurricanes on the nation’s mind, it’s a good […]

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Gone Phishing

Safety can extend to the internet, too. Internally we’ve been upping our online safety after hearing about the big Equifax hacking (amongst many others). Like everyone else, we were also getting our fair share of phishing (fake) emails. They’re mimicking DocuSign and even the Better Business Bureau these days. Here are some tips if you […]

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Smoke on the Water

And ashes from the sky. Some of you may have noticed a lovely layer of ash on your cars this morning or the not-actually-snowflakes tickling your nose. On the plus side, Mt. Rainier didn’t blow. On the downside, we have a lovely layer of smoke covering most of Washington state right now due to wildfires […]

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September’s Puget Sound Safety Summit Conference

Seattle, WA – The Integrated Group would like to invite you to the Puget Sound Safety Summit Conference, facilitated by the TIG Safety Director, Rhett Carpenter, CHST. Monthly Safety Summit meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month. Funded by the SMART Association, the Puget Sound Safety Summit Conference focuses on increasing educational opportunities, safety awareness […]

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Hurricane Harvey – How to Help

Taking a safety break to help our fellow humans. When a crisis hits, it’s natural for us to band together. It’s also natural to feel overwhelmed and just log back onto Facebook. Stay in from lunch this week and give the cash to those in need. You won’t regret it, plus most charities prefer money […]

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