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Archive for April 2019

The Rise of Addiction in the Construction Industry

martini glass and pills in the air with orange backdrop

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that of the millions of Americans who struggle with alcohol or substance abuse, those in the construction industry make up 16.5% of alcoholics nationwide and 11.6% of drug addicts nationwide.1 It’s a silent problem that supervisors, workers, and managers often turn a blind eye to. But…

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Important Safety Gear to Wear

different colored hard hats lined on a wall

Construction safety gear is designed to reduce the risk of respiratory, skin, eye, head, and hearing injuries. There are many construction site hazards that can be reduced or eliminated with the right gear. Also known as personal protection equipment (PPE), construction safety gear should be worn at all times when workers or everyday people are…

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Why Millennials Quit Jobs and What to Do

over the shoulder view of construction worker looking at a set of blueprints

We know, millennials are entitled and they don’t understand the value of honest work. This might be why there’s a decline of millennials in skilled trades, millennials don’t want to work. Still, there are millennials in construction, which means it’s important to understand how to work with them. If not, the decline in construction workers…

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Dangerous Equipment and How to Stay Safe

close up view of construction machinery from the ground

We get it, you’ve completed your safety training and you know about all the common construction site dangers. But the longer you’re on a site, the less dangerous that bulldozer or heavy crane may seem. In 2017 alone, there were 6,147 fatal work injuries, with those in construction accounting for 47% of worker deaths.1 Safety…

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