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What Every Construction Firm Needs to Know about Safety Performance Ratings and OSHA Penalties

Construction Site Safety KitIt’s no secret that injuries and fatalities on the job site are a costly mistake. Nonetheless, the Bureau of Labor Statics recorded 899 construction-related fatalities in 2014. That’s more than 20 percent of all workplace fatalities. It’s a powerful incentive to go the extra mile to keep the workplace safe, but so is the likely impact on your bottom line.

We’ll talk next week about the many costs associated with poor safety performance. But first, here are some safety performance terms, types of OSHA violations Read more

Businesses Choose Used Modular Buildings to Add Space Quickly

Modular buildings can be used and reused for almost any temporary or permanent need, from administrative offices to hospitality suites to remote medical facilities. Small modular facilities can be operational in days, while larger modular structures are commonly ready in a few weeks, and for less than building new. Watch this brief video to learn why businesses choose used modular buildings to add space quickly.


Auto Dealer Starts Selling Sooner with Modular Sales Office

Generating revenue right out of the gate is critical to the success of every new business. With costly inventories and high demand for the latest models, the countdown to ROI is especially important for auto dealers. Watch this short testimonial to hear how one auto dealership started selling sooner with a modular sales office.

How to Prep Your Office Trailer for Pick Up

When it comes time to return your office trailer or move it to your next project, taking a few minutes to prepare the building and surrounding area can save you time and money. Take a look at this short video to learn how to prepare your office trailer for pick up.

How to Avoid Cleaning and Damage Charges for Your Office Trailer

End of lease charges for cleaning or damages are unplanned expenses that eat away at your bottom line. Fortunately, with a little planning and effort, these charges can be minimized, if not avoided altogether. To help you keep these fees to a minimum, watch this short video to see how to avoid cleaning and damage charges for your office trailer lease.

Tips for Buying Used Office Trailers

Tips for Buying Used Office Trailers

ModSpace remodeled used office trailers to construct its permanent office in Hartford, CT.

Used office trailers can be a faster, more affordable alternative to building new. They come in a range of sizes and are easily customized to virtually any need. However, like commissioning the construction of a new building, buying used still requires several considerations. To help you find the right building and get your project up and running sooner, here are some tips for buying used office trailers.

The process for finding and buying used office trailers can be broken down into four parts: budget, permitting, intended use and timing.

Budget

As with anything else, knowing your budget before you go shopping is essential. Much like buying a new or used car, shopping for a used office trailer has several Read more

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Office Trailer Provider

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Office Trailer Provider - Office Trailer ExteriorWhen you need to rent an office trailer, choosing the right provider is just as important as choosing the right building. Here are 5 tips for choosing the right office trailer provider.5 Tips for Choosing the Right Office Trailer Provider - Office Trailer Interior

On-time Delivery AND Pick-up Guarantee

Many companies promise on-time delivery. Few are willing to put their money where their mouth is. A company that stands behind their guarantee will offer some kind of discount or refund should they not deliver as promised.

On-time removal of your mobile office is equally important since many projects are not considered complete until all equipment is removed from the job site. Make sure any guarantee includes on-time pick up of your office trailer when the job is done.

Extra Credit: A no-hassle guarantee that cuts out the red tape is an added bonus.

Fast, Simple Service You Can Count On

Like any vendor, a poor office trailer provider can create headaches that distract you from completing your project and last long after the project is done. A quality provider will Read more

How to Set Up Manufacturing Sites with Office Trailers and Portable Storage Units

When facilities are needed to support new projects, here’s how to set up manufacturing, agriculture and industrial sites with office trailers and portable storage units for day one and sustained productivity.


Meet the New ModSpace.com

Watch this short video to learn how the new ModSpace.com is the faster, easier way to lease or buy modular buildings. Then, head over to ModSpace.com and see for yourself.

How to Improve Safety Performance and TRIR

How to Improve Safety Performance and TRIRKeeping people injury free at work and at the job site is always the top priority. With that said, Total Recordable Injury Rate, commonly known as TRIR, is a number that can help your company assess your safety performance and how other companies assess you.

TRIR is determined using the following calculation:

Total OSHA recordable injuries x 200,000 / total hours worked = TRIR

With this in mind, here are a few tips on how to improve your TRIR with a Safety Performance Plan.

Safety Performance

Some suggest that awareness alone is sufficient for a safe workplace. But it’s important to make the distinction between awareness and performance. Awareness is needed to identify hazards; however’ a person must perform the act of reporting or correcting the unsafe condition to truly keep people safe and reach the ultimate safety performance goal of zero work related injuries.

Risk Tolerance

Hazard recognition and awareness do not equal risk tolerance. One may be aware and recognize a hazard but disregard the risk. Risk tolerance can be simply defined as unsafe work behaviors, or how much risk will a worker will take before an incident is certain. Workers should have high hazard recognition and a low risk tolerance to ensure they are working safely. It’s a good practice to have workers consider the worst possible outcome before performing a task.

Training

Safety training should be an ongoing part of your Safety Performance Plan to ensure workers are “competent” as defined by OSHA. OSHA defines a “competent person” as: By way of training and/or experience, one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in their surroundings or working conditions that are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous to employees and has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.

New workers should be taught the full spectrum of safety protocols before entering any job site. Experienced workers should receive regular refresher training. Subject matter and frequency is the key to success with training.

Communication

Effective safety communication and management must be ongoing with safety being equally important as all other aspects of one’s job. Workers should be encouraged to communicate safety concerns with their supervisors. Conduct regular safety meetings to discuss and correct safety concerns and hazards. Ensure effective communication between workers by 2-way radio, the buddy system, signals, signs, barricades or other means.

Documentation

Make sure you have all training documentation, certifications, licenses and any other paperwork in place and available before the job starts to ensure all workers are properly trained and competent in performing their job task.

As prospective clients consider your business for new lucrative projects, TRIR is often a deciding factor in awarding the business. By following these simple procedures, you can reduce your TRIR over time, or better yet, keep it low from the start. Either way, the result is safe workers and the ability to win more projects.

Learn more about improving your TRIR here.