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BENNETT GHORMLEY, Director, HASC Board of Directors, Houston Area Safety Council (HASC)

If one is not accepting the use of the most modern tools available, they in all likelihood will be left behind; those are the ones I refer to as dinosaurs. more

Oct 23, 2017 9:00 AM Training & Human Resources

Humans create a lot of construction failure through lack of coordination and missed or delayed communications. more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Training & Human Resources

I have seen many things during my 40 years in the construction field. Some were good, while others were bad. more

Aug 2, 2017 7:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

During my long career in safety I have seen both the good and the bad regarding new technologies and methods for training and protecting workers. I’ve seen workers injured by the hundreds and I’ve seen horrifying events where no one was harmed. In to more

Sep 19, 2016 12:00 AM Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

My granddaughter’s favorite movie is “Frozen.” Of course I sat through the movie with her, but I did not have the same emotional experience or get out of it what she did. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

We have all heard the phrase, “It’s lonely at the top.” It’s sad but true the majority of working Americans never get to see the world from the top. more

May 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Many of our core values are established early in life. One lesson my family taught me was not to be too judgmental of others because being overly judgmental can come back to haunt a person. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

At a Houston Astros game last summer, Craig Biggio was honored during “bobblehead night.” Although it’s hard to imagine him being honored while being compared to a nodding caricature of himself, the event was real and memorable. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

An elderly friend and former senior constructor once told me, “Old safety don’t work.” His statement was confusing to me until he went on to clarify it. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Every sports team must have substitutes who are available to give the starters a breather or to fill in at some point. Without those teammates who ride the bench, no team can be at its best. more

Nov 1, 2015 12:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

​When you hear the word “shotgun” you probably think of a smooth bore gun for firing shot. Or you may think of Tim McGraw’s country song called “Shotgun Rider” about the girl sitting close to him in the front of his pickup truck. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

During the investigation, the construction manager and safety coordinator concluded the injured worker was at fault, and they turned to stare at him. The worker was in pain. His lower leg, ankle and foot were in a cast; he wanted to run and hide. more

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

I did not graduate from medical school nor did I complete my residency. And, no, I don’t really operate on people, but I do qualify as a surgeon because I’ve been watching the latest season of “Grey’s... more

Aug 1, 2015 5:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

There is a legend about a horse called the Trojan horse. The story takes place in ancient Turkey and describes a war between the Greeks and Trojans. According to the story, the Greeks had besieged the... more

Jun 1, 2015 5:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

The recent movie “Unbroken” is about Louie Zamperini, a U.S. Army Air Force bombardier whose plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean. Zamperini and another survivor drifted 2,000 miles in a life raft for 4... more

May 1, 2015 5:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

If you want to excel in safety, it’s not about TIME, but it is about expending time differently. Leadership must devote time and attention to all key components of successful project work. Unfortunate... more

Mar 1, 2015 6:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

It’s February. Holiday decorations and the family parties are behind us. The old yule log can be forgotten and soon winter will turn to spring. Seasons come and go, as do many rules of business. In th... more

Feb 1, 2015 6:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction