On the Importance of Driver Safety Training

When we think of safety in the roofing and construction industry, most often we immediately think of job-specific training such as CERTA, Fall Protection and OSHA, but there are other areas of the job that can easily be overlooked such as transportation to and from the job site.  With car accidents being responsible for more than 40,000 deaths in the United States and 2.7 million emergency department visits each year (source: Public Health Foundation), driver safety training is certainly an essential for your crews and team members.

In addition to impacting the health and lives of your crews, motor vehicle accidents pose a major liability to the company, as employers often pay significant costs associated with them. When employees are involved in traffic incidents, companies are exposed to liability risks and legal expenses, along with lost hours, increased insurance and worker’s comp rates and an overall decrease in productivity.

For this reason, Brauner Safety Services now offers Safe Driving/Defensive Driving classes.  Implementing a driver safety program, will help your organization keep employees safer and can potentially:

  • Minimize exposure to liability risks associated with motor vehicle accidents and legal expenses
  • Reduce insurance premiums and workers’ compensation claims
  • Decrease risk of injury and death caused by motor vehicle collisions and traffic violations
  • Lower vehicle repair, maintenance, and replacement expenses
  • Protect business operations and reputation

Beyond the obvious benefits to your company, safe driving training strengthens employees’ awareness and enables them to apply safe driving strategies to identify and avoid hazards on the road.  Such strategies extend well beyond the basics of driving and instruction on traffic laws and procedures.

Safe Driving/Defensive Driving classes by Brauner Safety Services provide an opportunity for crew members to improve their driving skills, reduce risks by anticipating situations, and make safe and educated decisions when transporting other crew members and materials to and from the job.  Even better, employees will know that you care about and take their safety seriously, both on and off the job.

To learn more about how you can strengthen your team with Safe Driving/Defensive Driving classes by Brauner Safety Services, contact Jim Brauner at (407) 403-3959 or visit http://www.braunersafety.com.

Prepare Your Team with COVID-19 Safety Training

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At Brauner Safety Services, safety on the job is top priority.  With decades of experience in the roofing industry, many longtime clients know Jim Brauner for his construction and roofing specific training, such as CERTA Training, Fall Protection and OSHA 10 + 30.  What you may not know is that Brauner Safety Services also offers safety training that goes beyond the roof and construction site.  From roofing safety equipment and fleet management to CPR/First Aid and now COVID-19 Safety, Brauner Safety Services comprehensively covers safety needs from all angles of your business.

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Brauner Safety Services launched a customized COVID-19 Construction Worker Safety program.  The program is available in both English and Spanish and is provided in a webinar format for contactless instruction.

The program includes a 2-hour webinar and training that has been designed in accordance with OSHA standards; upon completion of the class, students will receive a COVID-19 Safety Training Certification and all of the appropriate compliance documents.

The program is offered to groups of up to 40 workers and includes immediate access and downloading capability for the following documents (in English and Spanish) that can be easily integrated into daily business operations:

  1.  COVID-19 Policy Statement
  2.  COVID-19 Safety Manual Addendum
  3.  COVID-19 Site Specific Safety Plan Addendum
  4.  COVID-19 Tool Box Talk
  5.  COVID-19 Daily Checklist

English language classes are regularly scheduled on Friday at 7:00 AM. Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with a link to gain access to the next regularly scheduled class.  Should a student need to reschedule, he/she can simply follow the instructions in the confirmation email to reschedule and reserve a time slot that is better suited to his/her schedule.

With affordable pricing and packages as low as $499 for up to 40 people, scheduling a COVID-19 Safety Training class is both the easiest and most cost-effective way to ensure that your team is properly prepared for the job site during the uncertain times posed by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

For more information and to register your team and crews today, please contact Jim Brauner.  To learn more about OSHA, CERTA and other roofing safety training, visit www.BraunerSafety.com.

Recognizing the Importance of the Roofing Industry During National Roofing Week (Aug. 23-29)

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To raise awareness of the significance of roofs to every home and business, stress the value of professional roofing contractors, and promote the good deeds of the industry, Brauner Safety Services will recognize National Roofing Week taking place Aug. 23-29.

Organized by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), National Roofing Week is a reminder that the roof is one of the most important components of every structure. It is the first line of defense against natural elements, such as rain, snow or wind, yet it is often taken for granted until it falls into disrepair.

National Roofing Week enables roofing professionals to engage in their communities and inform the public about the essential role roofs and professional roofing contractors play in every community, as well as the importance of making informed decisions about maintaining or replacing any roof system.

During National Roofing Week, Brauner Safety Services will be encouraging its clients to take part in this important week and help spread the word about their businesses and the importance of the roofing industry.  There are numerous ways that your business can participate, and every year this event offers a week of daily themes that can serve as a guide to get you started.  Social media plays a vital role in this effort, and roofing professionals are encouraged to share company photos/videos with the hashtag #NationalRoofingWeek.  This year, the calendar of activities and daily themes are currently scheduled as follows:

Sunday, 08/23 – National Roofing Week Kickoff

Monday, 08/24 – Roofers share photos showcasing signature residential and commercial projects.

Tuesday, 08/25 – Giving Day: Share photos that exhibit your company’s community and charitable giving efforts.  NRCA will also be accepting donations to benefit the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program.

Wednesday, 08/26 – Employee Appreciation: Share photos of your team.

Thursday, 08/27 – Training: Share and post photos that demonstrate the ways that you train your employees and crews.  For example, this can be photos of OSHA or CERTA training sessions with Brauner Safety Services or educational workshops for office staff.

Friday, 08/28 – Celebrate: Share photos of how your company participated in and celebrated National Roofing Week.

Saturday, 08/29 – Final Day/Wrap-up

Additional information about National Roofing Week can be found at nrca.net/nationalroofingweek.


With more than 40 years of experience, Jim Brauner (Brauner Safety Services) is a trusted leader in job site safety training and CERTA.  At Brauner Safety Services, we take pride in driving OSHA and CERTA training standards forward, focusing on efficiency, quality and safety.  Jim Brauner offers custom and personalized safety education programs and CERTA training throughout the contiguous United States.  To book your safety consultation or training, contact Jim Brauner today.

Brauner Safety Services is Now an Affinity Partner of Cotney Consulting Group

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Earlier this month, Cotney Consulting Group proudly announced in a press release that Brauner Safety Services is now an affinity partner.

Cotney Consulting Group is a team dedicated to helping roofing contractors maximize success with experienced business consulting and solutions.  With over 65 years’ experience in solving business problems for roofing contractors, Cotney provides advice regarding payment structures, estimating and business operations, along with technical, safety, and workforce training solutions for contractors. This combination of services makes Cotney Consulting Group a well-suited partner for Brauner Safety Services.

As most of Brauner Safety Services clients are already aware, Brauner Safety offers safety management, PROCertification and CERTA training packages that are specifically designed for roofing professionals; training sessions include everything from fall protection and OSHA 10/30 to site inspections and rigging & signaling.

In order to meet the growing needs of the industry, Jim Brauner is constantly expanding and improving services, enabling contractors and crews to stay up-to-date with the latest safety practices and resources available.  For example, just this month Brauner launched a customized COVID-19 CONSTRUCTION WORKER SAFETY program that is available as a webinar for contactless instruction.

In the same way that Brauner expands educational programming, the company recognizes the importance of strengthening and expanding its network with trusted industry partners.  As an affinity partner of Cotney Consulting Group, Brauner will offer Cotney subscribers a 5 percent discount off of all services.

In a statement regarding this valuable partnership, Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Consulting Group stated, “Safety training is critical to protect your crews and business. We are proud to partner with Jim Brauner and his team to help keep safety at the forefront of every business.”

To secure the latest safety training for your crews and strengthen your own safety programs, policies and procedures, contact Brauner Safety Services.

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