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Back to Basics: Electrician Tips for Beginners

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When starting your career as an electrician, it’s important to establish safety habits. Because working with electricity can be hazardous, you need to take the proper precautions. These tips can help. Follow these guidelines to stay safe when working as an electrician. Work with a Partner Always bring a partner to perform electrical work. This… Read More »

Improve Profitability by Gaining Repeat Construction Customers

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Gaining repeat construction customers is easier and less costly than earning new customers. This is why your company needs to go out of its way to provide quality work. This includes finishing projects on time and within budget. Your customers will remember how they felt while working with you. This is why you need to… Read More »

Apprenticeships Aren’t Just for Recent Grads

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If you’re out of work or looking for a career change, you may be interested in entering the construction industry. Or, if you work in the field, you might want to retrain for a different career path. In any case, an apprenticeship may be beneficial for you. An apprenticeship is not targeted just at recent… Read More »

A Confined Space Rescue Plan Can Help You Avoid Jobsite Injuries

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Working in a confined space can be dangerous. A confined space typically has a limited number of entryways and exits. This makes it difficult to evacuate in an emergency. As a result, you need a comprehensive confined space rescue plan to ensure your workers can get out if their safety is at risk. The following… Read More »

Career Guide: HVAC Mechanic

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Do you enjoy mathematics, mechanics, and hands-on work? Are you open to work environments that may include homes, schools, offices, factories, hospitals, or other buildings? If so, you may enjoy a career as a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic. An HVAC mechanic has specialized knowledge of machines, building construction, and electrical design. The… Read More »

Keeping Your Construction Team Safe: Workplace Safety Month

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Emphasizing the importance of construction safety is important at all times. This is especially true during June, which is Safety Month. As the temperatures and humidity rise, your construction team likely faces increasing risks while on the job. This is why taking precautions is even more important. Focusing on small steps can make a big… Read More »

Recently Graduated High School? How to Enter the Construction Field

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As a recent high school graduate, what are your career plans? Although you may plan to go to college, you might want to begin earning an income first. Or, you could continue your education while you work in the construction industry. The low barrier to entry and lower cost of education make a career in… Read More »

Safety Isn’t Just Physical: 9 Mental Health Safety Tips

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The fact that May is Mental Health Month emphasizes how important mental wellness is. This is especially true for construction workers. Construction workers need to maintain mental wellness so they can devote their attention and energy to their tasks. This lets the workers meet the rigorous demands of their jobs and move forward on projects.… Read More »

Dress For Success! How to Dress Safely for Your Construction Job

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Working in construction requires wearing the appropriate clothing. This increases your safety and the safety of others. Your employer typically provides rules about the type of clothing to wear for a job site. There likely are signs at a job site to provide additional reminders. The following guidelines provide insight into the proper attire to… Read More »

How to Build a Construction Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

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There is growing awareness throughout the U.S. of the inequities that underrepresented communities face in the workforce. Construction is one industry that needs significant improvement in the area of diversity and inclusion. Low percentages of the construction workforce are female, Black, or Latinx. At the same time, the industry is facing a labor shortage. Casting… Read More »