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Industry news to keep our workers safe on the job, in the community and at home.

2018 Trench Safety Stand-Down

Posted on May 29, 2018

By Daniel Vogel, Safety Specialist At Vogel Bros. Building Co., we believe that all jobsite accidents are preventable and that our actions make a difference. With that in mind, we will be actively participating in the 2018 Trench Safety Stand Down, June 18-23, in an effort to raise trench safety awareness throughout our organization. During [...]

Learning and Relearning Keeps Us Safe

Posted on April 30, 2018

By Vogel Bros. Safety Department “Each day learn something new, and just as important, relearn something old.” –Robert Brault* Whether you’re a new apprentice or a seasoned journeyman one project away from retirement, Vogel Bros. believes we are all continual learners. When it comes to the safety of our employees on the jobsite, we believe [...]

People are the Key to My Success

Posted on April 2, 2018

By Daniel Vogel, Safety Specialist Being a young professional in the construction industry is not without its challenges. In January 2018 I was offered the opportunity to step into the role of Safety Specialist and be a resource for promoting a safe culture throughout the company. Transitioning from my previous role as a laborer in [...]

The True Cost of Saving Time

Posted on March 5, 2018

By Vogel Bros. Safety Department March 11, 2018 is Daylight Saving Time - when most of America will “spring forward” their clocks. Many of us will grumble about the precious hour of sleep this annual event costs us. But what many people fail to recognize is that this event can also cost some their health [...]

February is Heart Health Month

Posted on February 5, 2018

By Vogel Bros. Safety Department In February we are surrounded by reminders about Valentine’s Day. Stores are filled with heart-shaped candies, balloons and decorations, and even some restaurants sell heart-shaped pizzas. The reminders to think about hearts and love are everywhere. It’s not a coincidence then that February is American Heart Month. Did you know [...]

Cold Weather Safety

Posted on January 8, 2018

By Vogel Bros. Safety Department The holidays have come and gone, and the month of January has arrived, bringing with it the coldest average temperatures of winter. But construction doesn’t slow down just because the mercury does. There are still tasks to be done, deadlines to meet, buildings to build, and pipes to bury. To [...]