Jobsite security has always been an issue. Now we are faced with a different scenario as active jobsites might be shuttered for an extended period of time due to the pandemic. In this episode of the Maryland Construction Network Podcast, Shawn Scarlata shares his expertise in the strategies and technology to use to effectively and economically protect your jobsites.

Today’s Guest – Shawn Scarlata
Owner SMART Security Pros dba Mobile Video Guard
Explore https://mobilevideoguard.com/

 

Topics Discussed:

  • What are the top items you are recommending to your clients when it comes to securely shutting down a job site?
  • I understand fencing being a physical barrier but why is lighting important?
  • You mentioned cameras + monitoring, can’t I get away with just putting cameras up myself?
  • What about Security Guards, couldn’t I just hire a guard service?
  • The last thing you mentioned was Smoke and Heat detection, how can I do that if my site isn’t that far along in construction?
  • If anyone wants to find out more about monitored video surveillance or the WES3 system where can they look?

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We can experience stress and anxiety on a daily basis at work and in our personal lives. Since this can be unavoidable at times, effectively managing our stress is vital to our mental and physical health, maintaining healthy relationships and living a happy life. During this current pandemic many people may be experiencing significant increases in stress and anxiety. Today we hope to offer some simple solutions that can help during and after this difficult time.

Today’s Guest – Mark Karolkowski
REHAB AT WORK
Occupational Therapist

Topics of Discussion:

  • What to know about stress?
  • How can we be more aware of what is going on?
  • How else can we recognize our stress symptoms?
  • What are some
  • We now know what NOT to do, what CAN we do instead?
  • Is there one overarching theme to take from all of this?
  • Are there any techniques that are specific to work and the current situation we are in?
  • Can stress ever be good?
  • How to know whether to seek professional help?
  • “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you”.
  • “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.”

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the specialists at REHAB AT WORK through their website – www.rehabatwork.com, by phone at 410-484-0081 or you can email Mark directly at markk@rehabatwork.com.

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In this episode of The Maryland Construction Network podcast, Steve Morris discusses the concept of resilience and how it relates to businesses during this time of pandemic and beyond. Steve draws upon the information and concepts of his prior podcasts to demonstrate how they are necessary to formulate a strategy for enduring businesses.

Today’s Guest – Stephen Morris MBA
EOS®: Entrepreneurial Operating System® Implementer
Team Development Facilitator
Smooth Sailing to Business Growth
Explore catylator.com

Topics Discussed:

  • Steve, each week we check in with the state of this pandemic and your thoughts about what you are seeing. How has it been this week and what are you seeing and learning about now?
  • What do you mean when you are talking about resilience?
  • What are some specific steps people can follow to build resilience?
  • We have covered prioritization, mindset and leadership. What are the next steps?
  • Finance, Operations and Sales and Marketing are all important fundamentals. How do we look forward with these in place?
  • Steve, if listeners want to get help with building resilience into their business, how can you help them?

Links to more information:

Book a call with Steve:
https://catylator.com/collaboration/

EOS Resources at Catylator:
https://catylator.com/eos/

Tractionville podcast
https://tractionville.com/

Resilient Entrepreneur(TM)
https://www.resilient.win/

Strategic Coach: VOTA
https://resources.strategiccoach.com/quarterly-books/your-life-as-a-strategy-circle

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Working from a home office can present some unexpected problems for the workforce. Many people are working in makeshift workspaces that may not be suitable for extended periods of work. In this podcast, Guy Seeley, an industrial rehab specialist, will share what you need to do so you can stay comfortable and avoid injury from your home office.

Today’s Guest – Guy Seeley
REHAB AT WORK
Industrial Rehab Specialist

 

Topics in this episode:

  • Do you foresee any problems arising from people working in a new home office?
  • What are some physical symptoms people may develop from working in their homes and why?
  • Tell me more about the office set-up. What do you look for with a proper workstation set-up?
  • What is a “Neutral posture”
  • What should you do if you work with a laptop?
  • Talk about the other joints. How can we get them in a “Neutral “position?
  • What can you do to protect the wrists in a home office?
  • How should we get the low back in a neutral position?
  • Should people sit on a cushion?
  • What else would you recommend?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact REHAB AT WORK through their website www.rehabatwork.com, by email at guys@rehabatwork.com or phone at 410-484-0081.

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In this episode of The Maryland Construction Network podcast, Steve Morris shares strategies for leaders to enhance their abilities to understand and manage the emotions of their teams, and themselves, during times of change and crisis.

Today’s Guest – Stephen Morris MBA
EOS®: Entrepreneurial Operating System® Implementer
Team Development Facilitator
Smooth Sailing to Business Growth
Explore catylator.com

 

Topics Discussed:

  • What is the feedback from business owners you have spoken with this week?
  • Tell us how the concept of understanding and managing emotions relates to the construction industry.
  • So we have holding, containing and interpreting. What does this look like in reality?
  • Why is this behavior so impactful?
  • How can leaders best counter resistance in times of change, and especially a crisis?
  • How can a leader learn to contain themselves first?
  • How have you seen this come up in your work?
  • How can you help listeners if they want more information?

Links for this episode:

Entrepreneurial Operating System:
https://catylator.com/eos/

Catylator Blog:
https://catylator.com/blog/

The Psychology Behind Effective Crisis Leadership
https://hbr.org/2020/04/the-psychology-behind-effective-crisis-leadership

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#92 – Stretching & Movement at Your Remote Office

With many workers now operating from impromptu offices at home, the need for stretching is more important than ever. Frequently, a temporary home office setup is ergonomically less than ideal which results in more strain on the body. In this episode we examine simple exercises to keep you loose and to help minimize the effect […]

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#91 – How to Get Moving With Setting Goals

In this podcast episode, Steve Morris discusses a process for setting goals that are attainable and structured to keep your focus. Today’s Guest – Stephen Morris MBA EOS®: Entrepreneurial Operating System® Implementer Team Development Facilitator Smooth Sailing to Business Growth Explore catylator.com   Topics Discussed: What are you hearing as you talk to business owners? Do you […]

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