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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 work hard to provide an unmatched managed safety services experience that goes above and beyond the services you can find anywhere else. We pride ourselves in providing a unique experience that makes building a safety culture in your workplace the highest priority. Here’s everything you need to know about all of the ways in which STC stands out from the crowd:

Our Method of Improving Culture

When you choose STC, safety training is only a small fraction of the safety and business benefits. We dig deep to understand every detail of your operation so that we can work to improve the way your team communicates essential safety information. We work with you to improve the safety culture of your organization. Research shows that culture building in the workplace can create a motivated community of employees that work well together. 

A Hands-On Approach to Safety

When you work with STC, our team works hard to get into the flow of your operations to understand where safety improvements can make a difference. We believe that satisfying OSHA requirements is only one part of the job, and doing everything you can to improve safety is what’s most important. We work hands-on with your team to improve safety drastically. 

Making Long-Lasting Partnerships

To us, our clients are more than just businesses that utilize our services. They are mutually beneficial partners in our goal of improving the safety of businesses around the nation. We value clients who take safety seriously, and who will work with us to create partnerships that stand the test of time. We believe that our success depends on the success of our clients. 

No matter how you choose to cultivate a strong safety culture in your workplace, STC is here to help your organization grow through a large number of 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 STC? Check out our blog today!

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The results are in, and we are so proud to announce that our very own Alan Hurtado has been awarded the Rising Star of Safety Award by the National Safety Council! This is a prestigious award that we are excited to include in our achievements in safety, both with our clients and with our peers. Here’s everything you need to know about the Rising Stars of Safety Award:

The Rising Star of Safety Award

The Rising Star of Safety Award is a prestigious honor awarded to those that are most dedicated to safety in the workplace. Each year, the National Safety Council chooses a group of young individuals under 40 who have made great strides in safety to receive the award. This year, our very own Alan Hurtado was included in the exclusive list of only 38 Rising Stars of Safety.

About Alan Hurtado

Alan Hurtado has worked hard to rise through the ranks of our organization due to his dedication to helping as many people as possible. He has always been eager to learn the best ways to help our clients and has always shown a natural leadership ability that sets him apart from others. Through his work, he is responsible for organizing, scheduling and executing our 1,500-plus inspections and 400-plus trainings, which impact more than 20,000 lives annually.

Celebrating This Wonderful Achievement

Alan was nominated to receive this award by promoting a cycle of continuous improvement within our organization and creating initiatives focused on measurable outcomes in safety. This is a wonderful honor awarded by one of the most trusted names in our industry, the National Safety Council. We could not be more proud of the work that got Alan to where he is today.

Each member of our team carries a similar mindset to Alan, that when we put our minds to something as important as safety, we do it right at every single step. Our managed safety services, onsite cna services and safety consulting services are designed to make safety simple. Want to learn more about STC? Check out our blog today!

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In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we partnered with Upbring, a Texas-wide child-well being organization. We believe that there is no better way to celebrate our decade of workplace safety than to exemplify our first core value, passionately help others win, by developing a community partnership with Upbring. 

With North Texas Giving Day upon us, STC and Upbring want to highlight our partnership as the community gets into the spirit of giving. At STC we work to preserve human life in the workplace, while Upbring works hard to save children’s lives. Creating this meaningful partnership allows both STC and Upbring to elevate our communities. 

How Upbring Helps

Upbring works to heal communities by shifting perspectives and re-imagining systems. Their work increases child wellness, vitality and safety. STC’s partnership with Upbring seeks to highlight the community and cultural shifts needed to improve the well-being of children across the state. Upbring offers services including foster care, adoption, children’s centers and education. 

Upbring also started a Supervised Independent Living program, BeREAL, designed to help young adults on their journey to independence through education, planning and mentorship. 

How You Can Help

Because of generosity from supporters like you, Upbring is able to provide apartments that are move-in ready for future professionals who are seeking stability and support in their BeREAL program. 

In the spirit of North Texas Giving Day this week, STC hopes to continue highlighting our community partnership with Upbring and the transformational work they do. Learn more about Upbring and help us create change in our community today by making a donation at https://stcsafetyconsultants.com/upbring

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No matter how, or when, you choose to celebrate safety successes in the workplace, STC is here to help make safety the top priority in your organization. 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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Earlier this month, we at STC had the opportunity to visit the #1 event for exhibitions and education for the roofing and exterior construction industries! We are so grateful for the opportunity to have taken our message of safety in the workplace to the International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada! Here is everything you need to know about our time at the IRE:

A Fantastic Networking Opportunity

Thank you to everyone who took the time to visit with us and talk about safety in the workplace at the International Roofing Expo! Our entire team is grateful to have met everyone we spoke to at the event, and we are looking forward to potentially working with you in the future. We pride ourselves on taking safety to the next level for each of our clients in various industries. 

The International Roofing Expo

We had the pleasure of visiting with hundreds of other exhibitors at the International Roofing Expo to learn more about the latest trends in the industry. Our entire team has come back with a renewed enthusiasm for roofing and a ton of invaluable information on what’s going on in the industry. We are grateful for the opportunity to share that knowledge with our customers.

We Are Your Partner in Safety 

We work hard to deliver a partnership that builds culture in the workplace, while also increasing efficiency across safety procedures. Our team is always here for you if you need help increasing safety in your workplace, complying with OSHA or training staff on safety. We offer a variety of services that can help you prevent any accidents or injuries at the worksite. Explore our services on our website and let us know how we can work with you to improve your workplace safety. 

No matter how you choose to prepare your employees for roofing safety, 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 what it’s like to work with the experts at STC? Check out our blog today!

 

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At STC, we believe that safety is the most important aspect of every job. Last week, we had the opportunity to celebrate safety in the workplace during one of our favorite weeks of the year, Safe + Sound Week! This is such an important week because we get to celebrate the importance of safety in the workplace. Here is everything you need to know about Safe + Sound Week and how we celebrated at STC:

What is Safe + Sound Week

Safe + Sound Week is an event celebrated nationwide over the course of a week in August. This is an event for recognizing the successes of workplace health and safety programs. During this week, companies around the country get their employees together to celebrate their success and provide information and ideas about keeping their workplace safe. 

Why Every Organization Should Participate

By participating in Safe + Sound Week, you are making an effort to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace for your organization. By implementing health and safety programs, and celebrating their success, your organization will be actively preventing injuries and fatalities in the workplace. No job is too safe to skip over safety measures, so it is crucial that each employee understands that each of their actions can make your workplace safer. 

How STC Celebrated Safe + Sound Week

Each of our employees makes a lifelong commitment to safety, and Safe + Sound Week is when we get to look back on our successes. We consider each day that an employee goes home to their family a success, because the safety procedures at their work helped make it happen. Every day, employees all over the world suffer through injuries and fatalities at work that could have been prevented. We make it our mission to ensure that safety is the number one priority. 

No matter how, or when, you choose to celebrate safety successes in the workplace, STC is here to help make safety the top priority in your organization. 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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At STC, we encourage each of our employees to go above and beyond to take safety seriously in every aspect of their work. This month, we have two employees that have received external or internal awards to validate that they are performing to the best of their abilities. We are so proud of how far they have come in their dedication to safety excellence. Here is everything you need to know about one of our employee’s being honored with the Rising Stars of Safety Award

The Rising Star of Safety Award 

Each year, the National Safety Council honors a group of future leaders younger than age 40 dedicated to making workplaces safer with the Rising Stars of Safety award. This year, we are proud to announce that STC’s own Alan Hurtado has been honored with the award for his dedication to safety excellence. We are so proud of the work Alan has done to provide safety leadership in our organization, and his dedication to continuous improvement in safety. 

Making a Difference in Safety 

Alan is one of 37 recognized safety professionals by the National Safety Council in 2021. The NSC Rising Stars program showcases up-and-coming leaders who are making a difference in the field of safety. His enthusiasm, skill and leadership will inspire future safety leaders and colleagues, helping people live their best lives free of preventable death and injury. 

Most Improved Player Award 

Internally at STC, Ryan Brence received Most Improved Player for the 1st Half of 2021. Ryan has shown an unwavering dedication to safety in every aspect of his career and it is an honor to have him on our team. We could not be prouder of how far he has come and how far he has shown that he is willing to go to make safety a priority for every client. 

Our team has made a massive difference in our organization, and through our services, we believe they could do the same for you. STC is always here to help keep your workplace safe. Our managed safety services, onsite cna services and safety consulting services are designed to make safety simple. Want to learn more about STC? Check out our blog today! 

 

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At STC, we believe that safety is the most important part of every job, no matter how big or small it may be. That’s why we are so excited to celebrate National Safety Month this June, and continue our dedication to preserving human life every day of the year. To celebrate National Safety Month, we are gearing up with five quick tips for workplace safety from STC: 

 

  1. Be Aware of Your Surroundings 

Whether you are working in an office or at a job site, there are always potentially dangerous situations that may arise. It is crucial to stay vigilant of your surroundings at all times so that you don’t hurt yourself or others while completing your necessary tasks for that day. 

 

  1. Stay Up To Date On All Things Safety 

The COVID-19 pandemic is a great example of how workplace safety can change regularly. Keeping people safe means that OSHA updates its guidelines as they learn new information. Stay up to date on everything safety-related in your industry to keep yourself and others safe. 

 

  1. Don’t Take Shortcuts on Essential Procedures

When it comes to safety, sometimes the smarter way of working is always the harder way of working. Safety procedures and precautions are set in place for a reason, and most of the time when someone gets hurt, it is because they have neglected to follow all safety precautions. 

 

  1. Always Wear Personal Protective Equipment 

If your employer, or OSHA, requires you to wear specific personal protective equipment (PPE) on the job, it is crucial that it gets worn. You never know when a mistake will happen, and you want to be prepared for those instances beforehand by wearing all essential safety equipment. 

 

  1. Training is Key for Celebrating National Safety Month 

The most effective way to ensure that your employees are staying safe is having them complete comprehensive safety training regularly. You can’t protect yourself from something you know nothing about, so we recommend that all employees are trained on safety in the workplace. 

 

No matter how you choose to prepare your employees for National Safety Month, 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 Safety Month? Check out our blog today! 

 

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At STC, we believe that safety should be celebrated in every situation because workplace safety saves the lives of workers every single day. That’s why we are highlighting the importance of roofing safety in honor of National Roofing Week. Here is the Safety Training & Compliance guide to roofing safety in honor of National Roofing Week, June 6th through 12th:

 

What is National Roofing Week?

Every year, National Roofing Week serves as a holiday to bring awareness to the importance of roofs for homes and businesses alike. Safety plays an essential role in roofing, as there are many risks involved with working at such great heights. We participate in National Roofing week to help increase awareness of the importance of safety when it comes to roofing jobs. 

 

Your Guide to Roofing Safety

When it comes to roofing safety, there are many things that you need to know in order to stay safe on the job. For starters, it is important to signify or close off areas where workers may be prone to falling. Each roof needs to have a raised warning line 15 feet from its edge, and barriers blocking off each skylight or roof hatch. In many cases, safety nets may need to be installed because accidents happen and workers may lose footing, falling off of the roof. 

 

The Importance of Safety Training

As with any job involving risks, safety training will play a crucial role in the safety of your entire crew. We encourage regular training sessions where workers can learn the guidelines to stay safe while roofing and build a safety culture where each worker can encourage each other to follow proper safety procedures. The importance of safety training before roofing begins cannot be overstated. Regular, accurate training sessions can very well save lives in the future. 

 

No matter how you choose to stay safe during roofing jobs, STC is here to help you make roofing safety simple. We are dedicated to providing Managed Safety Services, Safety Consulting Services and Instructor-Led Training to keep all of your employees safe on the job. Want to learn more about the importance of creating a strong safety culture? Check out our blog today!

 

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At STC, we believe that every dangerous situation in the workplace can be prevented through training, information and observation. Even the top five most occurring hazardous workplace situations are all easily preventable with the right training. Here is everything you need to know about preventing the top five hazardous workplace situations from the safety experts at STC:

Falls from Working at Heights

 

At the top of the hazardous workplace situations list sits the number one cause for workplace injuries, falls from working at heights. These kinds of fatalities and injuries are highly preventable. If your employees need to work at heights, it is crucial that they receive training that teaches them to observe their surroundings and find the right safety measures. 

Workplace Violence

 

At 13% of all non-roadway hazardous workplace situations, workplace violence is certainly something to be aware of on the job. Workplace violence situations can happen at any workplace, for a wide variety of reasons. It is important to understand the signs of workplace violence to teach your team so that they are able to prevent these situations beforehand. 

Repair and Maintenance

 

Repair and maintenance injuries are also a concern on the job site. They can range from electrocutions to burns and crushings. There are always a wide number of concerns when working with dangerous machines, electricity or welding equipment. To prevent these injuries, only let qualified team members or professionals make any serious repairs on equipment. 

Construction and Installation

 

As with most jobs in construction, there are a great number of dangerous situations that can cause fatalities and injuries. When your team is working on a construction or installation project, that’s when they need to rely on their safety training to ensure that they are not harmed. We suggest regular training to ensure that your entire team understands what it takes to stay safe. 

Hazardous Workplace Situations from Logging Equipment

 

The logging industry is notoriously dangerous, but like all workplace fatalities and injuries, there are steps to preventing these dangerous situations. Data indicates that 59% of all logging-related injuries occurred when workers were struck by falling objects or were caught in between objects. It is crucial for workers to examine their surroundings at all times. 

 

No matter how you choose to keep your employees safe, STC is here to help you make safety simple. We are dedicated to providing Managed Safety Services, Safety Consulting Services and Instructor-Led Training to keep all of your employees safe on the job. Want to learn more about the importance of creating a strong safety culture? Check out our blog today!