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Archive for March 2019

Get Ready for New DOB Safety Requirements

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Are you compliant with Local Law 196? The NYC Dept. of Buildings has extended their construction safety training deadline, giving workers and managers until June 1st to complete all training courses and required NYC Department of Buildings Classes. This includes at least 30 hours of safety training for workers and at least 62 hours of…

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What’s Causing the Decline in Construction Workers?

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Though there’s a high demand for construction workers, there’s a shortage of construction workers aged 24 and younger, with a 30% drop in workers of this age group from 2005 to 2016.1 So, what’s causing this shortage of young people in the construction industry? There are several reasons why fewer millennials are seeking construction and…

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How to Lift Construction Materials Properly

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At our construction safety group, we see many different types of workplace injuries. Overexertion by lifting items that are just too heavy causes 36% of workplace injuries.1 Back pain, shoulder injuries, and neck problems are caused by improperly lifting bulky or heavy items. While you should have learned proper lifting techniques and other construction safety…

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