Category: Safety

We Are the Gatekeepers

It’s 2 a.m. The city of Huntsville, Alabama, is still shrouded in darkness, but on this particular morning, you can find Robins & Morton’s Huntsville Hospital Orthopedic and Spine Tower traffic control team awake and alert, directing concrete trucks onto the jobsite. Using their radios and “lightsabers” – what they call their LED traffic batons […]

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  • Alabama
  • Careers in Construction
  • flaggers
  • healthcare construction
  • Huntsville
  • safety
  • traffic control

The Science of How

By Jeff Palombo, Vice President of Safety Operations at Robins & Morton Human Performance. It’s a phrase you often hear associated with sociological principles, Lean, Six Sigma, airline and automobile industries, along with many other professions and ideologies, but what does it mean? Further, what could it possibly have to do with safety? Simply put, […]

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  • critical steps
  • equity huddles
  • fair accountability
  • Human Performance Approach
  • Lean
  • post-task planning
  • pre-task planning
  • questioning attitude
  • safety
  • self-checking
  • stop work authority
  • team forums

4D for Safety

One of construction’s most iconic technological advances came with the introduction of Building Information Modeling (BIM). For the first time, building owners and facility managers could see what their new building would physically look like and contractors could check for any coordination issues prior to actual construction. As that technology progressed, another dimension was added […]

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  • 4D scheduling
  • construction technology
  • safety
  • Virtual Design and Construction

Safety Week 2017

Safety Week from Robins & Morton on Vimeo. In addition to the variety of activities Robins & Morton projects across the country initiate during Safety Week, perhaps one of the most iconic is the team banner signing. During this activity, a banner with the phrase, “I work safe because…” is signed by every member of […]

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  • 2017
  • Safety Week
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