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A Safety Point Of View

It’s not very often I have the pleasure of witnessing our masonry restoration crew hard at work repointing brick right from my office window.  As I watch the restoration process…

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Polished Concrete’s Competitive Advantages are Surfacing:

Learn the competitive advantages and why public facilities are choosing polished concrete as a more logical flooring choice over other types of flooring. Polished concrete flooring offers many benefits: Easy…

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Dealing with the Unexpected

Dealing with the unexpected October 22, 2014 What to do when Murphy ’s Law rears its ugly head during a restoration or repurposing project?  Murphy’s ugly Law states that –…

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Act Before “The Blood Drips”

Live Safely all Day – Every Day It’s no secret that masonry construction is one of the most demanding and dangerous of jobs, with a high possibility for work-related injuries….

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Protect And Prevent by Empowering the “Troops”

A number of years ago Hascall & Hall formed a safety committee encompassing individuals in management and other members of our team, which we fondly refer to as the “troops;” those guys in the field doing the hard work day in and day out.

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Hit the Ground Safely

Working safely on the job, thus avoiding injuries should be part every worker’s daily activities.  For seasoned veterans in the workforce, safety is undoubtedly second nature.  But what about the…

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Why is Safety Training Important?

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), since its inception in 1971, the workplace fatality rate has been reduced by 62 percent and occupational injury and illness rates…

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Three Tips to Avoid Outgassing

Brad Smolin Outgassing, Carbon Dioxide, & Bubbles In the flooring business, carbon dioxide (CO2) often gathers in a place where the air is still. While the gas itself is odorless…

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Concrete Repair Deferred Maintenance Q&A: Adverse Impact to Safety & Budgets

Brad Smolin Last fall we began working on a parking garage that had significant structural issues due to years of deferred maintenance. We finished the project recently and below is…

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Pay Now or Pay Later: A Case Study in Deferred Maintenance

Brad Smolin We have all heard the old adage: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Originally quoted by Benjamin Franklin, I am sure that it was…

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Please Support National Breast Care Awareness Month

Rob Bergeron All over the media, albeit the Internet or the television or the radio, the world through National Breast Care Awareness Month is focused not only on the early…

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Hascall & Hall Roots, the Blog & the Future

Rob Bergeron Welcome to the Hascall & Hall blog. I am pretty sure that in 1948 when Hascall & Hall planted their roots in Portland, Maine that blogging was not…

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