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Mon, 2014-07-14 14:34 | by Matthew.Tavianini

BlueLine Rental recently announced the appointment of Phillip H. Hobson as CEO.  Mr. Hobson will replace Scott Hall, who left the company earlier this month.


Mr. Hobson will join BlueLine Rental from Mobile Mini, Inc., a leading provider of portable storage solutions, where he served as Executive Vice President, Operations. Prior to Mobile Mini, Mr. Hobson was a senior executive at RSC Holdings Inc. until the business was acquired by United Rentals in 2012.  RSC was one of the largest equipment rental providers in North America with revenue of $1.5 billion and more than 400 locations.


“I am excited to join the team and look forward to working with customers, employees and other partners to help BlueLine reach its potential,” Mr. Hobson, said...

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Mon, 2014-07-14 14:16 | by Keith.Odom

What changes do the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labeling bring to the construction industry?


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has introduced a new classification and labeling system – the GHS standard. GHS is an acronym for Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling.  The new system promises to standardize and simplify communications on chemicals - throughout the world.


Initially this new standard will affect our industry by standardizing our use and creation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).  MSDS sheets will now be universally referred to as Standard Data Sheets (SDS).


But there are other changes to be aware of in addition to the new name.  In the past...

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Mon, 2014-07-14 10:52 | by Matthew.Tavianini

Training is a large component of the BlueLine Rental philosophy. That is why BlueLine Rental stands behind a comprehensive training program encompassing product, service, operational and process training. Representatives are trained in the maintenance and operation of the equipment they rent, diagnosing problems with that equipment and online processes that expedite paperwork, allowing them to serve their customers to the best of their ability.


Product and Service Training


“Our product and service training is where we train our representatives on the actual pieces of equipment that we rent,” Tony Sims, product manager / trainer said. “We want to make sure that before we send a piece of equipment to a customer, our reps understand how...

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Mon, 2014-07-14 10:30 | by Mike.Henderson
We have all heard the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  This is true in many aspects of our lives.  But it is especially true when it comes to safety.  Whether you are talking about general health, home life or work, an ounce of prevention is key to preventing that pound of cure.
 
Preventing accidents allows us to enjoy living life to its fullest. Having to be faced with the necessity of ‘the pound of cure’ burdens us with unnecessary pain and suffering.  And in the workplace it leads to unexpected expenses for employees and employers.
 
Prevention is challenging but it needs to be taken seriously. Accidents can be prevented if we think about safety in everything we do.
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Wed, 2014-06-11 13:35 | by Keith.Odom

 


Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again – and expecting different results.  There is a lot of truth to that statement. So it goes without saying, if you want to change an outcome – you must first change the process that gets you there.   


BlueLine is a relatively new company – but we have years of experience behind us.  To build a stronger, more profitable company we must build upon our past experience while incorporating changes into our daily routines.  But we must all understand that change is inevitable for us to move beyond and be more successful than we were in the past. 


The safety department has already seen changes and they are currently being implemented...

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