July 3rd, 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a relatively normal hurricane season this year. However, nature can change in the blink of an eye, so our team has a hurricane preparation and safety plan in action.

We endured the destruction of Hurricane Harvey, the second-most costly hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland since 1990. We’re well acquainted with fast, effective and safe reaction to natural disasters and assuring our community gets back on its…

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May 14th, 2019

Impact of Workplace Injuries

Impact of  a Workplace Injuries
Here at Cogbill Construction, we hold a safety meeting every Tuesday, and today was no different. Today’s topic was the impact of workplace injuries on our day-to-day life activities and how it affects our lifestyle. To illustrate this, we demonstrated the effects of various injuries on a person’s ability to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

One worker was uninjured an suffered no disabilities. The second had lost a part of his arm, crushed by…

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December 3rd, 2018

Safety Talk; Line Of Fire; shop talk; hazard

Line Of Fire: Watch Out!
Finding yourself caught in a line of fire? What does this mean? Simply, putting yourself in harms way. Three particular hazards to watch out for include: 1)Caught-in or between 2)Struck by 3)released energy. Hazards like the ones stated can cause painful injuries or death.

Caught-in or between: this occurs when appendages, clothing, or even a person in whole is caught in machinery or between a machine and a resting object. Examples we found in our shop include:…

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September 27th, 2018

Boosting Morale

Morale in the Workplace
If asked, “What does morale mean to you?” or “What is morale like in your shop?” most would respond with “nice working environment” and “good”. Here at Cogbill we try to push past the basic simple answers to those questions. Albert Einstein once said in a french quote “Without moral culture, there is no chance for men.” Basic understanding has us infer that without morals or a moral compass, men cannot move forward or succeed.
Morals & Morale
When Cogbill talks…

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September 19th, 2018

Distractions at the Work Place

Work Place Distactions
Work place distractions are always a safety concern. In a fabrication shop you have numerous of distractions. Cogbill Construction took a look at potential distractions in our shop on Tuesday and this is what we found.
Our employees discussed what our potential distractions could be in our group session. Items such as texting or answering phone calls and checking emails. Other items included loud music, loud machinery, co-workers interrupting job process, and even…

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