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Shortages In Skilled Construction Workers Make Jobsite Safety Even More Important

Posted by on 24 November 2015

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How To Work Safely When Shorthanded.

Just a year ago, the Associated General Contractors released results of a nationwide study that showed 83% of construction firms were understaffed in key crafts. Skilled workers such as carpenters, roofers, electricians and equipment operators are in severely short supply, as are laborers and even supervisory and management personnel. The AGC predicted the shortage in skilled construction workers would get worse in 2015.

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Increase Construction Jobsite Safety With These Apps For Your Smartphone or Tablet

Posted by on 1 October 2015

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Construction equipment is now able to work "smarter" and safer than ever, thanks to new technologies. You can, too. New mobile apps designed specifically for workers in the field enable you to increase construction jobsite safety in many ways. Safety managers are using these new tools to augment the traditional elements of their safety program such as morning toolbox talks and formal training sessions.

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Using PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Correctly to Avoid Hazards On The Jobsite

Posted by on 1 September 2015

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Do your people take their personal protection equipment for granted? PPE is a critically important tool on any type of construction jobsite. But just because it exists doesn't mean your crew members are using their gear correctly. And when they don't, that can actually create additional hazards on the jobsite rather than protecting people from harm.

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Construction Safety: Be Prepared for the Dangers of Demolition Work

Posted by on 16 April 2014

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Sometimes you have to tear things down before you can begin new construction. Demolition is a normal part of life, but it can be particularly dangerous work. Every contractor and every worker knows that jobsite safety is crucial, but you should always approach each demo project with extreme caution.

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The Importance of Personal Protective Equipment

Posted by on 18 April 2013

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Construction sites are an extremely risky and dangerous place to work. Heavy machinery, if not treated with the utmost safety and precaution, can lead to serious injuries and even death. Although sites are usually given the green light by health and safety officials, accidents can still happen through carelessness and/or poor training. All construction sites must comply with OSHA regulations intended to minimize the number of accidents on construction sites.

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