Podcast Episodes

This episode is a recording from the Business Information Group“BIG U 2018: Security Awareness” Conference. This recording is from the third of three sessions specifically addressing the construction industry. The presentation is titled: “How to Mitigate a Cyber Attack” and was presented by Charles Getty from BIG. You can download the slides used during this presentation here.

BIG University was held on May 24, 2018 at York College of Pennsylvania in York, PA. Business owners and IT professionals alike learned about the latest cybersecurity threats facing local businesses – and what can be done about them. Attendees enjoyed a keynote from Frank Abagnale, a renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert, as well as bestselling author & subject of Catch Me If You Can. Frank recounted his experiences in committing and then preventing fraud, and how technology makes it easier for fraud to be committed.

Business Information Group is a leading IT consulting firm based in York, Pennsylvania. BIG supports clients through network design & implementation, software consulting, wireless communication, and managed IT services.

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This episode is a recording from the Business Information Group“BIG U 2018: Security Awareness” Conference. This recording is from the second of three sessions specifically addressing the construction industry. The presentation is titled: “Protecting Your Information in the Field” and was presented by Patrick Rumbaugh from BIG. You can download the slides used during this presentation here.

BIG University was held on May 24, 2018 at York College of Pennsylvania in York, PA. Business owners and IT professionals alike learned about the latest cybersecurity threats facing local businesses – and what can be done about them. Attendees enjoyed a keynote from Frank Abagnale, a renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert, as well as bestselling author & subject of Catch Me If You Can. Frank recounted his experiences in committing and then preventing fraud, and how technology makes it easier for fraud to be committed.

Business Information Group is a leading IT consulting firm based in York, Pennsylvania. BIG supports clients through network design & implementation, software consulting, wireless communication, and managed IT services.

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This episode is a recording from the Business Information Group“BIG U 2018: Security Awareness” Conference. This recording is from the first of three sessions specifically addressing the construction industry. The presentation is titled: “Office, Team an Field” and was presented by Matt Redlund from Viewpoint. You can download the slides used during this presentation here.

BIG University was held on May 24, 2018 at York College of Pennsylvania in York, PA. Business owners and IT professionals alike learned about the latest cybersecurity threats facing local businesses – and what can be done about them. Attendees enjoyed a keynote from Frank Abagnale, a renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert, as well as bestselling author & subject of Catch Me If You Can. Frank recounted his experiences in committing and then preventing fraud, and how technology makes it easier for fraud to be committed.

Business Information Group is a leading IT consulting firm based in York, Pennsylvania. BIG supports clients through network design & implementation, software consulting, wireless communication, and managed IT services.

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Episode #76 of the Maryland Construction Network Podcast is a recording from May 2, 2018. This was a presentation given by Stephen Ball, CPA, CVA, CCIFP from Gross Mendelsohn CPA’s & Advisors, featuring the results gathered from the 2018 Maryland Construction Industry Survey. Steve is a partner in the accounting firm Gross Mendelsohn, located in Baltimore, MD and Director of their Construction Group.

The material presented is the result of an industry survey developed by Gross Mendelsohn during the spring of 2018 and distributed to construction professionals throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region through Maryland Construction Network.

Get the data from nearly 200 Maryland Construction Contractors HERE!

Part of maintaining and growing a strong, profitable construction business means knowing where you stand in relation to other local firms. This executive summary includes the overall responses received in our 2018 survey of Maryland construction contractors. You’ll get data and insights on hot-button topics like:

  • Are Maryland construction contractors more or less optimistic for 2018 than they were for 2017?
  • What are contractors’ top business concerns?
  • Why do construction companies lose good employees?
  • Why does giving regular employee feedback matter?
  • What do other contractors do to recruit younger generations to the construction industry?

A .pdf version of the slideshow is available here.

Please follow this link to download the Executive Summary of the survey from Gross Mendelsohn’s website.

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Struck By Safety—Toolbox Talk #6

For more information about the Focus 4 Campaign and to access to all the toolbox talks in English and/or Spanish, click here.

Head Protection

The hard hat is one of the oldest, most widely used, and most important pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) on the job. However, the hard hat cannot do its job when it is not properly worn, maintained, and replaced when needed.

Actual Incident: Bob and his crew were putting on a new roof on a house. During the day, Bob was cleaning up debris when a falling hammer struck his hard hat. Although he experienced pain and discomfort, Bob did not require hospital admission.

Could this incident have been avoided?

Do you work at a job that requires you to wear a hard hat?

How do you inspect your hard hat for defects which would require your employer to replace it?

Warnings and Precautions

  • Never drill holes in the hard hat shell for ventilation purposes.
  • Always wear your hardhat with the bill facing forward.
  • Always avoid contact between the hard hat and electric wires.
  • Never use a hardhat suspension that is not intended for use with a particular shell, or one that is made by a different manufacturer.
  • Never carry or wear anything inside of your hard hat between the suspension and the shell. A clearance must be maintained between the hard hat shell and the wearer’s head for the protection system to work properly.
  • A Ball cap or other object may limit clearance and shouldn’t be worn under the hard hat.
  • Only wear products, such as winter liners or sunshades that are designed specifically to work in conjunction with hard hats. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for use.
  • Consider inspecting the hard hat daily for the following: stiffness, brittleness, fading, dullness of color, or a chalky appearance. If the shell exhibits any of these conditions or if it is obviously otherwise damaged, it should be removed from service and replaced immediately. Some hard hats need replacing after 2 years of extreme temperature exposure; others may last longer. The interior suspension should be inspected closely for cracks or tears, frayed or cut straps, loss of pliability, or other signs of wear*.

What are the hard hat practices at this site?

Have you seen any modified hard hats in use?

Are you checking and maintaining your hard hat in optimal condition?

*Reference: http://elcosh.org/document/1449/d000504/taking-care-of-your-hard-hat.html

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OSHA Focus 4 – Struck By Safety – Toolbox Talk #5 – Working Safely Around and/or Securing Loads

Struck By Safety—Toolbox Talk #5 For more information about the Focus 4 Campaign and to access to all the toolbox talks in English and/or Spanish, click here. Working Safely Around and/or Securing Loads What are the hazards of working around (suspended or moving) loads? Loads releasing onto workers from trucks or storage areas, materials dropped […]

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OSHA Focus 4 – Struck By Safety – Toolbox Talk #4 – Equipment & Falling Objects

Struck By Safety—Toolbox Talk #4 For more information about the Focus 4 Campaign and to access to all the toolbox talks in English and/or Spanish, click here. Equipment & Falling Objects Being Struck by Falling Objects is a leading source of construction fatalities. Even a small object falling from a height can cause serious or […]

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