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Most head injuries are caused by flying or falling objects, or by bumping your head against something. Hard hats must resist penetration, absorb the shock of a blow, and provide protection against electrical shock. The prevention of head injuries is an important factor in every safety program. Controlling the hazards that lead to head injuries are usually difficult to anticipate, so hard hats must be used to eliminate these risks.
  
The coronavirus outbreak in China could add another layer of unpredictability to the many uncertainties facing commercial building in the U.S. From labor shortages and tariffs to an upcoming presidential election, the industry entered 2020 facing many unknowns, and experts say the fallout from the COVID-19 virus is one more factor poised to affect construction firms.
  
Rising rental rates north of President George Bush Turnpike and south of Interstate 635 have positioned Addison as the comeback kid of DFW's office and retail markets. Addison officials rolled out an economic development plan last year when they noticed redevelopment activity picking up in their city. Addison's blueprint includes plans for a 29-acre mixed-use development south of Addison Circle Park, near Arapaho Road and Quorum Drive.

   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
Please join us Wednesday, March 4 at 11:30 a.m. for the March Safety Superintendent Forum. 
This month’s guest speaker will be Tricia Kagerer, Executive Vice President for Risk Management of Jordan Foster Construction and an expert in workplace risk management, shares key steps in helping companies move from “it-will-never-happen-here” mentality to building a responsive plan for crisis.
  
This is an instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid for sudden illnesses, injuries and protection from blood-borne pathogens; choking relief and sudden cardiac arrest for adults. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
  
OSHA 30-Hour Construction safety course is intended for supervisors or for workers with some safety responsibility. It provides a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards than the TEXO Safety First class. Topics include recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards found in the workplace.
  
Subjects Addressed Include:
  • Identifying who is protected by statutory liens and bonds.
  • Knowing when and how to file statutory notice to protect payment rights.
  • Understanding the remedies available on both private and public projects.
  • Finding out how contractors, subcontractors and suppliers can protect their payment rights.
  • Learning what Texas laws govern payment rights on construction projects.
  • Understanding how the Texas Prompt Payment Acts for both public and private construction projects, encourage prompt payments.
   
Fastenal Co.
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
   
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Registration for annual sponsorships for our 2020 Challenge Cup series is coming to an end and will close by March 15 if spots don't sell out first! Click below to learn more about the benefits of each sponsorship level and to secure your sponsorship today.
 
Available Sponsorships:
Platinum Sponsor – 1 available
Gold Sponsor – 6 available 
Silver Sponsor – SOLD OUT
Bronze Sponsor – SOLD OUT 
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