Management by Walking Around - Bill Harrison Coach'S Quick Note July 2020

Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2020
By: David Burkhart
Categories: Construction News

Bill Harrison  -  July 2020  Management by Walking Around – what an old-fashioned concept, right? Maybe with all our “cool” electronic devices we have forgotten how powerful this concept is. Maybe too often we forget we are in the people business. A brief story how I learned this in high school; yes, I can still remember that long ago. Our Distributive Education class took a ...

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Tick Bites

Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Electrical Safety

• Ticks are generally found near the ground, in brushy or wooded areas. • They can’t jump or fly. Instead, they climb tall grasses or shrubs and wait for a potential host to brush against them. • When this happens, they climb onto the host and seek a site for attachment. • Use insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol, or ...

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Grilling Safety

Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Electrical Safety

Grilling Safety • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills must only be used outdoors. If used indoors, or in any enclosed spaces such as tents, they pose a fire hazard and a risk of exposing occupants to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. • Place the grill a safe distance from lawn games, play areas, and foot traffic. Grills should be positioned at least 10 feet away from siding, deck railing, and out ...

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Beach & Water Safety

Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Electrical Safety

Beach & Water Safety While drowning deaths peak among one and two year olds, drownings continue to be the second leading cause of preventable death through age 15. • 74% of drowning incidents for children younger than 15 between 2015 and 2017 occurred in residential locations. • Boys younger than 15 die from drowning at twice the rate as girls. • 351 children younger than 15 died in pools ...

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Coach's Corner Newsletter - Sept 2018

Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Construction News

Clarity dooms drama Now that is a simple statement, and I’m sure many folks are saying: “We have clarity where I work. We have all kinds of processes and checklists. Yes, we have clarity.” That is certainly the answer I would expect from management; and often is the one I get. When I talk to the teammembers, however, I get a different story. By the time you finish this newsletter, you may ...

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