At STC, we are dedicated to helping our clients be as prepared as possible for whatever may come their way. Natural disasters, routine illnesses and workplace fatalities are all emergencies that can completely uproot a job site if you aren’t prepared. Here’s everything you need to know about celebrating National Preparedness Month the right way with STC:

National Preparedness Month

Each year, we observe this month as a chance to spread awareness about the importance of being prepared for natural disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. Depending on which part of the country you are in, you know which natural disasters pose the biggest threat. Spend the month thinking ahead by preparing for those natural disasters you know could strike at any moment. You’ll be glad you did if anything should occur!

Making Plans to Stay Safe

From tornadoes in Texas to hurricanes in Florida, there are plenty of natural disasters that have the ability to completely dismantle our everyday lives. We believe it’s always best to stay prepared for anything that may come your way, no matter the situation.

Do you know where to evacuate in case of an emergency?

Do you have emergency grab-and-go kits prepared?

Do you have a plan for pets in case of emergency?

These are essential questions to ask yourself in honor of National Preparedness Month! Make the most of this month by making sure you are always prepared for anything.

Workplace Safety Programs

No matter what kind of industry you’re in, establishing a workplace safety program can save you time and money down the road. These programs are geared to prevent injuries, illnesses, and even deaths on the job, as well as stopping financial hardships and suffering often experienced by workers and their families, as well as the company. If you’re struggling to develop a workplace safety program that puts employees first, STC is always here to help!

No matter how you choose to prepare your employees for potential dangers, STC is here to help guide you through every step. We offer a wide variety of managed safety services, from onsite safety staffing to safety consulting to help prepare your employees for every situation. Want to learn more about celebrating National Preparedness Month? Check out our blog today!

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At STC, we believe in celebrating those that take safety as seriously as possible. One of our employees working for our Georgia branch, Saul Piña, is a prime example of the kind of safety excellence that we strive to achieve with every job. Here’s everything you need to know about celebrating Saul and all that he does to keep our clients, employees and himself safe on the job:

About Saul Piña & STC

Saul brings a diverse skill set derived from his rapid exposure to our growing portfolio of high-profile clients and the strategic alliances we have formed with them. Saul is an energetic and passionate Spanish-speaking safety professional that always works to achieve more. He is not only an Authorized OSHA instructor, but also an official CERTA Roof Torch instructor.

Saul has been with STC for over a year now, with half of his time spent under the title of Field Manager, and the other half as Relationship Manager. The responsibilities of an employee at STC are often hard to define one by one, but easily quantified by the following: Everything we do must center around preserving the world’s most precious resource – human life.

A Day in the Life of STC Safety

Our responsibilities take many shapes and forms. This could be a site job site visit at 2:30 A.M. to make sure a concrete pour is running safely or training on different equipment such as forklift, boom lift, spyder lift or a torching apparatus. This could be asking an employee to stop work immediately because his life is in danger, and it could also be quickly putting your hand on their back and showing them there is a better way. The responsibilities at STC are many, but they all lead to one goal. Protecting the lives of employees in various industries, no matter what.

“Just like I do, I know there are many workers that leave their house knowing that there are people there who are expecting them to make it back every day. There are children, spouses, families, or partners that are awaiting the return of that employee. Workplace safety transcends beyond the income that the worker brings home. Workplace safety does not equal money or revenue. Workplace safety equals smiles, hugs, fun weekends, trips, vacations, graduations and a myriad of other things. Approximately 4,500 people were involved in an occupational fatality, without workplace safety that number increases exponentially! Meanwhile, all that was listed before, decreases.” – Saul Piña

No matter how you choose to celebrate Sauls’s achievement and dedication to safety, STC is always here to help you make safety simple with an entire workforce committed to keeping people safe. We offer a wide variety of managed safety services, instructor-led training and safety consulting services that will help build a safety culture around your business. Want to learn more about everything that our employees do to keep you safe? Check out our blog!

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At STC, we believe in keeping employees safe in every situation. July is Ultraviolet Safety Month, so we will focus on highlighting the importance of UV and heat protection, especially in the harsh summer temperatures we have been experiencing the last few months. Here’s everything you need to know about protecting yourself from UV Rays during Ultraviolet Safety Month!

The Importance of UV Protection 

As the summer heat continues to rise, the importance of UV protection cannot be overstated. To celebrate Ultraviolet Safety Month, we are working to create awareness about the importance of protecting our eyes and skin from the side effects of UV rays. Follow these crucial steps to protect yourself and others on your crew from UV light exposure:

  • Wear at least 15 SPF sunscreen or higher during the day
  • Cover exposed skin with sleeves, pants, hats and sunglasses
  • Try staying in the shade when the sun is the most intense

The Effects of Prolonged Exposure

Whether the UV light is coming from a natural source or an artificial source, the effects are the same. Prolonged exposure to UV light can lead to multiple forms of cancer, premature aging of the skin and a weakened immune system. It can also affect vision, cause sunburns and cause cataracts to form. It’s crucial to keep yourself, your family and your crew safe from UV rays. 

Heat Continues to Be An Issue

While we continue to work through record-breaking heat, it’s important to remember that the hottest month of the year is yet to come. August is known to be particularly hot with some of the hottest days ever recorded in the United States. Keep your crew safe by making an even bigger effort to protect them from UV light, heat illness and even death. We are working through this heat together and our biggest goal is to ensure the safety of everyone on our team and yours. 

No matter how you choose to protect yourself from UV rays, STC is always here to help you make safety simple. We offer a wide variety of managed safety services, instructor-led training and safety consulting services that will help build a safety culture around your business. Want to learn more about protecting workers from extreme heat with STC? Check out our blog!

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As summer starts to heat things up with record-breaking heat waves, it is crucial that every employee stays safe in these dangerous working conditions. Heat illness can set in a lot faster than most people think, so we’ve put together a list of quick tips to keep your crew safe. Here are some essential summer safety tips from the safety experts on the STC team:

Always Stay Hydrated, No Matter What

Hydration is key to preventing heat illness in your crew. People working in harsh summer conditions can lose a lot of hydration due to sweat and exposure to the summer sun. To keep your entire crew safe, it’s important to provide essentials such as water, electrolytes and plenty of breaks throughout the day to ensure everyone has a chance to cool off and stay hydrated.

Stay Up-to-Date on OSHA Guidelines

OSHA is notorious for regularly updating and improving safety guidelines, so it’s important to follow them as closely as possible to keep your crew safe. Recently, they introduced enhanced and expanded measures to protect workers from the hazards of extreme heat, both inside and outside. If you feel like you’re falling behind on all of the constantly updating guidelines, check back into our blog where we outline new guidelines as they are introduced.

Summer Safety Tips for Construction

Summer is one of the best seasons for finding construction jobs, but one of the hardest seasons for workers. Staying prepared for summer weather can keep your employees safe from severe injuries, illnesses and even death. Help your employees protect themselves from extreme heat by ensuring they are taking regular breaks and wearing light, breathable clothing.

No matter how you choose to implement these summer safety tips, STC is always here to help you make it simple. We offer a wide variety of managed safety services, instructor-led training and safety consulting services that will help build a safety culture around your business. Want to learn more about protecting workers from extreme heat with STC? Check out our blog!

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At STC, we believe that safety is the most important part of every job, no matter how big or small. That’s why we are so excited to celebrate National Safety Month this month and continue our dedication to preserving human life every day of the year. Here’s how you can make safety a priority in your workplace to celebrate National Safety Month the right way with STC:

Keep Your Safety Plans Up-to-Date

It’s easy to go months without updating your workplace safety plans, especially during months without incident. When you work in construction, there are tons of dangerous situations and new kinds of incidents can occur without you even realizing they were an issue in the first place. As you take your walks of the job site, it’s important to look for specific hazards and update your safety plans accordingly to keep your entire crew safe.

Let Those with Experience Lead the Way

During your regular safety meetings, you can let those with more experience lead the way by explaining what they have experienced with certain jobs in the past. More likely than not, they have had to learn things the hard way and can pass that knowledge onto the younger members of your crew. You never know what kind of situations may occur, but those with first-hand experience will understand how to better prepare your crew for what to expect.

Celebrate National Safety Month

One of the most important things you can do for your crew is to make safety a top priority in your workplace. When your crew has a safety culture that they can fall back on, they will not only keep themselves safer on the job but also keep those around them safe. Some of the best ways to implement a safety culture in your business are keeping training regular and celebrating the importance of safety all year long. You never know when you’ll need the training most.

No matter how you choose to prepare your employees for National Safety Month, STC is here to make safety simple with our services. We offer a wide variety of managed safety services, from onsite safety staffing to safety consulting to help prepare your employees for every situation. Want to learn more about keeping your workplace safe? Check out our blog today!

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At STC, we are dedicated to celebrating proper safety techniques in every way possible, no matter the situation. This month, we are celebrating safety when working with electricity in honor of National Electric Safety Month! Working with electricity can be one of the most dangerous jobs on the job site, so here’s what you need to know to stay safe with STC:

National Electric Safety Month

Throughout the entire month of May, STC will be celebrating National Electrical Safety Month to spread awareness about the dangers of working with electricity. Without taking proper safety precautions, working with electricity can lead to lifelong disabilities and even death. If you work with electricity, there’s never a bad time to refresh your knowledge on electrical safety!

Energy Resilience Campaign

Each year, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) chooses a different theme surrounding National Electric Safety Month. This year, the theme is “Energy Resilience” and will focus on how emerging technologies, such as electric cars, photovoltaics and different types of energy storage systems can help workplaces and homes become more energy-efficient. 

Electric Safety Tips for the Workplace

The best way to stay safe when working with electricity is to prevent all possible contact with live wires by shutting down electricity in the building entirely. If you must work with live electricity, then ensuring safety from all possible forms of contact is essential. Ensure all employees are following proper lockout/tagout procedures and are wearing appropriate PPE.

No matter how you choose to protect workers from the dangers of electricity, STC is always here to help your entire organization learn to stay safe. We offer a wide variety of managed safety services, from onsite safety staffing to safety consulting to help prepare your employees for every situation. Want to learn more about STC’s services? Check out our blog today!

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At STC, we are dedicated to providing up-to-date information on the latest happenings in safety. This week, we are celebrating two national safety weeks, both National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-By Incidents Week and National Work Zone Awareness Week. Here is everything you need to know about bringing awareness to your workplace from these two safety holidays:

National Work Zone Awareness Week

From April 11-15, we will be spreading awareness of work zone incidents in honor of the 2022 National Work Zone Awareness Week. This year, the event will be hosted by the Virginia Department of Transportation with the theme “Work Zones Are a Sign to Slow Down.” Between 2019 and 2020 alone, fatal crashes in work zones increased by an astounding 1.4 percent.

National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-By Incidents

Coinciding with National Work Zone Awareness Week, this year we will also be celebrating the third annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-By Incidents week. This year, they are expanding their holiday from a one-day event to a full week of safety awareness. The event is aimed at raising awareness of struck-by hazards and the varying ways to prevent them.

An Increase in Training is an Increase in Safety

There’s never a bad time to ensure that your crew has all of the training they need to stay safe on the job site. Whether it’s a high-speed work zone or a high-rise building project, there are always safety procedures that need to be followed to ensure your team makes it home safely. Helping crews stay safe is our passion and STC is always here to provide instructor-led training.

No matter how you choose to protect workers during these two safety holidays, STC is always here to help your entire organization stay safe at every step. We offer a wide variety of managed safety services, from onsite safety staffing to safety consulting to help prepare your employees for every situation. Want to learn more about STC? Check out our blog today!

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From construction to retail, ladders are used in almost every industry. When not used safely, your employees are at risk of injury from falls. To prepare for National Ladder Safety Month, learn to protect your employees with fall protection training. Here, STC shows how you can benefit from such training:

Benefits of Fall Protection Training

As with any safety training, when you offer fall protection training in your workplace, you’re protecting your most valuable asset—your employees. No matter whether you’re just getting supplies out of the closet using a stepladder or climbing the heights to make a repair or adjustment, you need to know how to prevent falls. Falls can lead to serious injuries or even death, and that leads to significant disruptions on the job. Injuries affect employees’ physical and mental health as well as cost you time and money.

Some Areas of Fall Safety Training

The sponsors of National Ladder Safety Month recommend focusing on these aspects of ladder and fall safety:

  • Making the right choice for the job
  • Inspecting the ladder for problems before using
  • Climbing the ladder safely
  • Using the ladder safely when at the top

Clear Out Hazards to Prevent Falls

Ladders aren’t the only things that can cause falls, according to OSHA. Under the OSHA Fall Protection Training guidelines, employers should lookout for a variety of potential hazards such as holes in the floor that can cause a fall. Employers can take proactive approaches to safety by installing guard rails and toe-boards in hazardous areas.

Of course, while making equipment and hazardous areas safe is essential, safety training is the key to preventing falls and injuries. Safety Training & Consulting offers an extensive range of onsite instructor-led training courses including fall protection to help you keep your employees safe and healthy. Instructor-led courses are just a few offerings among our managed safety services. Workplace safety is our business. Contact us today to find out all that we offer or check out our blog.

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No matter what kind of industry you’re in, establishing a workplace safety program is good for business. As specialists in safety training, STC understands just how important it is to develop a workplace safety program. Here are a few ways your business will benefit from such a program:

Benefits of a Workplace Safety Program

Why do you want to put a workplace safety program in place? In general, safety programs enhance your employees’ well-being, which in turn, affects their productivity and ultimately your bottom line. These programs are geared to prevent injuries, illnesses, and even deaths on the job, as well as stopping financial hardships and suffering often experienced by workers and their families, as well as the company.

Take a Proactive Approach to Safety

When developing a workplace safety program, you want to take a proactive approach that establishes preventative safety measures. Agencies like OSHA recommend such an approach and also suggest you start with small steps to improve safety in your workplace. If you work with STC and our safety training & consulting team, you’ll have no trouble getting your program off the ground. Our talented team offers an extensive range of managed safety services to help you achieve all your safety goals.

Some Basic Goals of Safety Programs

Preventing illnesses and injuries is essential when it comes to developing a proactive safety program. STC goes beyond health and safety training in preventing illness. We can provide your workplace with onsite staffing, including CNAs that provide testing for such illnesses as Covid-19 and serve as resources for preventing the virus’ spread.

Safety compliance also plays a big role in preventative safety measures. From offering courses on the latest regulations from OSHA and other agencies to providing basic safety training in areas such as ladder safety, our team can help improve your workplace in almost every facet. Contact us to learn more about our safety consulting services or check out our blog.

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If you’re looking to learn everything you can about the construction industry and related industries, you’ll want to attend the 2022 Dallas Build Expo. Just what is the 2022 Dallas Build Expo? It’s one of the top trade shows in the nation for construction contractors and our team at STC is excited to help you gear up for the event here:

What You Need to Know About the 2022 Dallas Build Expo

Slated for March 16-17 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, the 2022 Dallas Build Expo features an extensive list of exhibitors as well as valuable classes on everything from Selling in the Covid Era to better marketing techniques to concrete imaging radar. You can still register for the event here:

Attend a Class Directed by STC

Our very own Daniel James will be leading a class at the Build Expo on cultivating a strong safety culture in your workplace. From 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, Daniel will leverage his 21 years of industry experience to walk through the importance of safety culture. Join us while we talk about our biggest passion, preserving human life in the workplace!

Extensive Networking Opportunities

By attending the Build Expo, you’ll get to network with thousands of construction industry leaders and gain connections and insights to further improve the success of your business. Along with unrivaled networking opportunities, you’ll find exhibits fitting almost every niche in the industry. You’ll be able to learn more about everything from the latest in construction technology to tools, trucks, and safety equipment to waste management and window treatment.

Visit With STC

Safety is always a major concern in the construction industry, and promoting safety in the workplace is what Safety Training & Compliance is all about. Promoting a safe workplace is why we attend the Build Expo. You can visit with the STC team to learn more about our managed safety services and safety training and how we can benefit your company.

We offer an extensive range of training programs and courses from updating you on how to stay compliant with OSHA regulations and guidelines to preventing falls in the workplace. To find out more about us, you can speak with a safety consultant at the Build Expo, contact us anytime, or follow our blog here.

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