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  • Going Down The Road Feeling, Uh, Scared

    If someone had told me twenty years ago while I was hunkered down in graduate school that in the future I would have to dodge drivers on the highway who were massively distracted due to the use of a computer that fit in the palm of their hand that they were using WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD, I would have told them they were crazy! But, here we are in 2011 and that is exactly what is happening...
  • You’ll Put Your Eye Out Kid.

    Sometimes the simplest changes are the hardest to implement.  Safety training is about achieving behavioral change, and getting people to change their routine, even in a seemingly minor way, can be hard to accomplish unless the individuals involved “buy in” on the benefit (to them – not you) outweighing the effort to change that work habit. One of the classic examples in...
  • Breathing – To Retirement, and Beyond!

    Of all the things I tend to take for granted (sometimes) in life, breathing is one of the basics.  As in:  sun’s gonna rise, my heart is still thumping, got air, and they took taxes out of my check. Luckily, managing and maintaining apartments doesn’t involve many situations that can change that whole easy breathing thing.  But, there are jobs that your maintenance...
  • How To Clean Up A Broken CFL

    Ask your typical apartment maintenance person what a CFL is and they’ll tell you, why of course it’s the Canadian Football League, where undersized football stars go to finish their careers!  While that is true, in the ever more green, sustainable, eco-friendly, low carbon footprint, renewable and recyclable world of business these days, a CFL is actually a compact fluorescent...
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