September 3rd, 2019

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Manson Construction was searching for an effective way to systematically drive king piles for the berth 5 construction project at the Port of Port Arthur, Texas. Cogbill fabricated a custom steel template that enabled Manson to drive productivity and deadlines.

Manson needed a sturdy and precise template that would hold the alignment and spacing of the piles while simultaneously providing a safe access platform for the crew to work from….

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July 18th, 2019


This morning’s safety meeting was led by Baptist Hospital’s Trauma Program Manager, Kevin Hunt, RN. We discussed trauma wound care, specifically how to care for a wound that needs a tourniquet. Kevin demonstrated how to apply the CAT tourniquets on yourself and on others, leaving us more equipped for an emergency situation.   (here’s the link to what we ordered for our shop and field trucks)

Here’s a bit of a take away from the safety meeting: 
Don’t wait…

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July 3rd, 2019

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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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