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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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Highest Paying Construction Jobs

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When looking for the best construction jobs, the construction worker salary or hourly wages are always a big consideration in career path choice. At The Safety Group, we offer construction safety training, OSHA certifications, construction safety consulting, and additional construction industry services to assist employees, supervisors, and managers in this field.

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Tips for Avoiding Fall Hazards in Construction

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Fall hazards are the deadliest and most commonly cited OSHA violations, with falls accounting for over 39% of 2017’s fatal construction accidents and taking the top spot of OSHA citations for violation of safety practices in the same year.1 Fall protection on sites can help workers avoid this leading fatality on OSHA’s construction hazards list,…

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Most Dangerous Construction Sites in NYC

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In a city that never sleeps with a skyline that’s constantly changing, construction safety is more important than ever before. NYC doesn’t have the best record for construction site safety, which is why NYC construction safety requirements are constantly changing and improving. Still, statistics show that construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in…

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The Rise of Addiction in the Construction Industry

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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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Why Millennials Quit Jobs and What to Do

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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

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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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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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