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

Leaders reside in glass houses. Like it or not, leaders are transparent and must realize if you lead, people will be watching. As a safety professional, I’ve visited hundreds of locations and job-site... more

Dec 1, 2014 6:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

When one of my grandsons was little, he asked me one day if my walk “talk” was as good as my talk “talk.” I thought to myself, “Where did he come up with that?”. It turns out he heard something on tel... more

Nov 1, 2014 5:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

There is a story of a young high school football player who was the son of a peanut farmer and, in the summer, walked through the fields barefoot. When football practice began, he was issued a pair of... more

Oct 1, 2014 5:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

For public emergencies, call 911. For plant emergencies, call plant security. But whom do you call when your project team doesn’t act like a team, progress isn’t happening and you’ve come to your wits... more

Sep 1, 2014 5:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Every contractor has used a mirror for some reason or another. After completing a successful project, a convex mirror (the kind that makes you look taller and thinner) is often used by contractors to ... more

Aug 1, 2014 5:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

The little league baseball team lost all but one of its games. They were overjoyed when, at the end of the season, all the players got a plastic trophy for participation. After the ceremony, one littl... more

Jul 15, 2014 5:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

My dad was my hero. He worked hard to raise a house full of kids. He was a mentor to my siblings and me. He was a good neighbor within our community and he helped the helpless as much as he could. He ... more

Jun 1, 2014 3:11 PM Engineering, Procurement & Construction