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Recent Decline in Northeast Home Construction

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Homebuilding in the United States has risen in the last decade until last August when construction of new apartments took a sharp decline. However, single-family house construction crept higher for the fourth month in a row. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that the total onset housing construction declined by 9.4% in September to a seasonally…

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OSHA’s New Weighting System

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As of October 1, 2019, OSHA announced the implementation of a new weighting system to consider elements like different types of hazards inspected and moderated, along with Site-Specific Targeting and other implementation plans for the 2020 fiscal year (FY). The OSHA Weighting System (OWS) will promote the optimal allocation of resources and information to aid…

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Average Pay of Construction Jobs

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As one of the largest industries in the United States, the construction industry employs many people as laborers, equipment operators, and so on since it doesn’t require higher education. Yet there are plenty of managerial and operator positions that require experience and supplemental education. If you’re looking into a career in construction, of course, you’re…

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AI’s Recent Impact on Construction

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For the past several years, we’ve heard how AI is being incorporated into various industries: fast-food restaurants installing self-service machines for guests to order food, call centers using automated agents, Chatbots on a business’ Facebook page or website, and so on. Recently, however, AI is making a big splash in the industry with AI construction…

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Educational Construction Podcasts

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When taking our courses on construction risk management, it’s important to learn the ins and outs of the industry. Sometimes, however, we don’t always have time to keep our heads in the books throughout the day. On the other hand, another way to stay up-to-date on the happenings of the industry is by listening to…

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Proper PPE for a Construction Site

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Construction sites pose countless dangers on a daily basis. A site safety manager should assess each job site for all the hazards and potential dangers. To protect yourself from these hazards proper PPE, or personal protective equipment, is required. Every piece of PPE is designed to protect you during work. When working on a construction…

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What It Takes to Become a Construction Worker

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Construction workers build our future – they build roads, schools, community centers, corporate building, and so much more. There are so many possibilities to further their career later down the line if they wish to as well. But first, you need to become a construction worker as long as you have the will and commitment…

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States with the Most Construction Jobs

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The demand for construction workers is growing in many states, and construction growth by state shows no signs of slowing for many growing areas. At The Safety Group, we offer construction industry training, OSHA training, and NYC DOB training. As educational and safety compliance leaders in the construction industry, we stay on top of industry…

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