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Florida Lifesaving Awards

August 18, 2022

On July 19, 2022, GF William Pearson (Division 15, Florida) and Line Supervisor Kevin Ritter were leaving a job site on Highlands County Line Rd., Arcadia, FL. They were followed by Crew Leader Jeremy Cross driving to another job site approximately four miles away.

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Creating Safety During a Chance Encounter

August 16, 2022

On August 2, a two-person crew from Division 27, New Jersey, was traveling through Woodstown, NJ when they came across a vehicle lying on its side immediately following a rollover accident. 

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There for a Reason: A Heroic, Life-saving Deed

August 11, 2022

Robert Good, General Foreman (Division 29, VA), was with a crew in a remote forestry access road, approximately 5–7 miles off the main road, in the George Washington National Forest when a cyclist rode past. The crew noticed that cyclist’s helmet was not strapped, causing concern, and called out to him but he kept riding.

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Pride Month: What does it mean at Lewis to be an ally?

June 02, 2022

Did you know that over 8M workers in the U.S. identify as LGBTQ+? Of those, 50% are not out to their current supervisor and more than a quarter are not out to any coworkers. Think about what this may mean at Lewis. 

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Accelerating Expertise

May 17, 2022

Whether you’re an EMT rehearsing the nuances of first responder environments or a pilot in a flight simulator, practicing via different scenarios is the key to accelerating expertise. The same holds true in line clearance. We can tell craftworkers what to do (i.e., ensure compliance) or provide them with opportunities to put good practices into...

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Why Action-based Learning is Key to Creating Safety

May 10, 2022

Brain research shows that when people move, learning improves. Picture an actor rehearsing lines while pacing back and forth. Action-based learning refers to all learning that is orchestrated by some activity on the part of the learners.

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Bias for Action Drives Success for DEI Strategies

April 29, 2022

“Walk the talk.” “Actions speak louder than words.” “Actions prove who you are; words rove who you want to be.” These familiar adages capture the top sentiment expressed by employees in every organization when the consulting team at TIC asks what concerns, hopes, or fears they have about their employer’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I)...

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Our DEI Promise

March 10, 2022

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is key to the success of our business. We respect the differences among us, and we leverage those differences to create an environment where all employees feel welcome and fairly treated. We seek the best solutions possible by attracting and engaging a diverse workforce where all...

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Four Strategies for Managing Overload

January 20, 2022

Overload is the relationship between demand and a system’s inability to meet that demand. Since systems differ among organizations, there may be things that larger companies handle easily but overwhelm smaller companies. Storm work provides many concrete examples. When managing one storm, an organization may be okay; however, two or three...

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Improving Resilience by Pinging

January 13, 2022

Think about the many times when your organization has been under stress. In the utility vegetation management industry, we don’t have to look far. Over the past two years, we have faced a global pandemic, back-to-back active storm seasons, labor shortages, and supply chain interruptions to name a few stressors. When stretched, the goal for all of...

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