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Columbia Pulp Wins Operational Excellence Award

The Integrated Group was honored to join Columbia Pulp at the 2018 Evening of Excellence, held by the Association of Washington Business. We enjoy creating personal relationships with our clients, especially when their growth and development is recognized. John Begley, CEO, Michele McCarthy, CFO, and Mike Schock, VP, accepted the Operational Excellence Award on behalf of […]

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Holy Smoke

Air quality right now? Not so great. As some of you may have noticed, the air is a little…cloudy. The sun is a a bright red (fun fact: natural aerosols from forest fires create this effect). What does this all mean? Not the apocalypse, if that’s where your brain went. Due to an increasing amount […]

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Urine Trouble

Here’s an easy way to tell if you’re hydrated. We’ve almost hit the middle of summer and one of the biggest concerns for working outside is – you guessed it – heat stress. One of the biggest ways to prevent heat stress is staying hydrated and an easy way to tell if you’re getting enough […]

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OSHA Launches Chemical Database

OSHA has released a new database that gives you access to safety information on 400+ chemicals. They pooled data from several government agencies and organizations. The information includes: Chemical identification and physical properties Exposure limits Sampling information & additional resources For example, want to know about Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide? (Try saying that 3 times […]

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You Are Not Alone

Please get help if you need it. We would like to send out a reminder to everyone that if you, or someone you know, needs help, to please reach out. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255. The construction industry isn’t immune to mental health issues. According to a recent report from the CDC, construction has the […]

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Employer Responsibilities to Protect Temporary Workers

Personal Protective Equipment: Did you know that as an employer you are required to provide temporary workers with all of  necessary Person Protective Equipment (PPE) that are required for full time employees? “Temporary workers are entitled to the same protections under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) as all other […]

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Crisis Management Plan

With the busy construction season already in full swing, we thought it would be a good time to remind all supervisors to discuss and review with all workers what to do in the event of a crisis or an emergency.  A copy of  The Integrated Groups’ Crisis Management plan available here. Crisis Management Plan Please feel […]

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June is National Safety Month

Observed ​annually, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. ​ This June, is focused on celebrating your passions with the theme of “What I Live For.”​ Everyone has something they live to see or experience. No matter what your […]

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National CPR Awareness Week

June 1st – 6th is National CPR/AED Awareness Week.  Here is a link to the official American Heart Associations “Save a Life, Learn Hands Only CPR” Stayin’ Alive video.  While there is a great deal of humor in this video the subject matter is very serious and can save a life! http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/CommunityTraining/%20CommunityPrograms/CPR-Week_UCM_427219_SubHomePage.jsp  

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