SSOE’s Lauren Collier Named Autodesk’s 40 Under 40 Champions of Construction 2022

TOLEDO, Ohio, November 28, 2022 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce that Lauren Collier, Director of Project Technology at SSOE, has been named to Autodesk’s 40 Under 40: Champions of Construction 2022. This annual, global awards program recognizes professionals under the age of 40 who are making big waves in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry for their creativity, forward-thinking, and dedication, particularly over the last several months. Continue Reading →

Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are something that everyone should be aware of. While you may not be exposed to them on a daily basis, you should understand what potentially infections materials are and how exposure occurs. Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. In addition to Bloodborne pathogens, you should also be aware of Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) such as bodily fluids. In order to reduce or eliminate the hazards of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, an employer must meet the requirements of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) where employees are likely to be exposed to such hazards. Continue Reading →

Mental Health Toolbox Talk

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the construction industry has the second-highest rate of suicide in the U.S. There are approximately 123 suicides per day. That breaks down to one death by suicide every 12 minutes. In construction, it is typical for us to discuss physical safety on a daily basis. The focus of our work plans has been on keeping ourselves and our co-workers safe from bodily harm. What we have not typically talked about is our mental health. When you see someone physically struggling with a task, do you stop them and ask them if they need help? What about our mental state and the ability to perform the task at hand? Do we conduct a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) to see what hazards are floating around in our heads that day? When we see someone emotionally struggling, do we stop them and ask them if they need help? Continue Reading →

Daylight Saving Time – When Does the Time Change

Ready to leap forward? Daylight Saving Time 2022 will begin for most of the U.S. on Sunday, March 13, at 2:00 a.m. Continue Reading →

Safety Audits and Inspections

Safety inspections are a basic necessity of any safety program. Such inspections can prevent incidents, injuries, OSHA violations, or even fatalities. Continue Reading →

What is the purpose of a Pre-Task Plan?

Pre-Task Planning is a necessary part of the job to perform tasks safely, without injury or incident. Chances are you have heard of at least one of the following terms: Continue Reading →