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Improve Your Leadership Skills 9/12: Reskilling and Upskilling Your Best Workers

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The future of the workforce has a lot to do with the skills you teach your team. You don’t want to settle for an adequate workforce, you want your team to excel. In the ninth segment of our leadership series, we’re talking about reskilling and upskilling your existing workforce. Here’s how you can improve your… Read More »

Heat Illness

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When the body is unable to cool off by sweating, heat-induced illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur. These illnesses are very serious and can sometimes result in death. High temperatures, humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition, some medications, and inadequate tolerance for hot workplaces… Read More »

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Career in Construction

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Do you feel you weren’t meant to sit behind a desk? Tired of jumping from job to job? Keep reading for our top five reasons you should think about a career in construction.  Transferable Skills  Construction skills such as project management, attention-to-detail, and a strong work ethic are transferable skills. Even if you don’t plan a lifelong construction career, learning… Read More »

Is Friendly Competition the Key to a Productive Jobsite?

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Some bosses try to motivate with love; others with fear. If you are making an effort to be the most effective leader possible, it’s important to ensure you’re getting through to your team. Think about what works for you, and what you’ve seen succeed in practice. Today, we’re taking a look at one option: good… Read More »

Want to Be an Electrician? Start by Being a Top Helper

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Electricians, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, made an average of $55,190 in 2018. But electricians are not made overnight. It takes years to cultivate the experience necessary to succeed in this challenging career path. As an electrician helper, you’ll learn the ins and outs of this trade, which can be an extremely rewarding profession.… Read More »

Improve Your Leadership Skills 8/12: How to Make Your Workers Feel Valued

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As the eighth installment of our leadership series, we’re focusing on the best ways to empower your team and lead your staff to a successful outcome. No matter what you’re working on or what your organization takes on, you need to make your staff a priority. Here are a few of the best ways to make… Read More »

Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention – Housekeeping and Spill Response

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Housekeeping is one of the most important practices for preventing slips, trips, and falls. Obstacles and clutter are a major cause of trips, and floor wetness and contaminants are major causes of slips. Cleaning and Tidying Keep walkways and aisles clear. Remove obstacles and anything that is not necessary. Do not allow clutter or trash… Read More »

The Skills You Need to Become a Great Plumber

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In the skilled trades industry, there are often many opportunities to develop a specific trade in order to excel. Plumbing is an ideal career path because of the options and potential. You can pursue the traditional path and consult as a residential plumber, or you can explore commercial plumbing gigs and concentrate on large-scale plumbing… Read More »

Basic Stretches

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Why do we stretch? Stretching is useful for both injury prevention and treatment. Stretching increases flexibility which directly translates into reduced risk of injury. Stretching allows a greater range of motion, making you less likely to experience an injury. Stretching enhances your balance, coordination, and circulation. Stretching increases blood flow to your muscles. Improved circulation… Read More »