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Common Interview Questions for Welders

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Great news – you’ve finally got the call for a welding interview! But how can you guarantee you nail it so you can land the position? It’s all about interview prep. If you can anticipate interview questions and prepare your answers in advance, you’ll increase the probability of success. Here are some common interview questions… Read More »

National Safety Month: 5 Ways to Ensure the Safety of Your Construction Workers

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Time to celebrate the final week of National Safety Month with an emphasis on protecting your workers. Every construction crew needs to prioritize safety, and as a manager, you’ll want to focus on the best ways to prevent hazardous incidents in the workplace. Today we’re talking about 5 different ways to keep your team protected.  1.… Read More »

National Safety Month: Personal Protective Equipment for Welders

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Welders: we’re here for you. Taking care of all-important welding work is crucial to the infrastructure of the United States. For National Safety Month, we want to zero in on what trades need to remain secure. Today we’re talking about the gear it takes to stay safe when it comes to welding. Here is what… Read More »

National Safety Month: How Often Do Employees Need OSHA Training?

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Safety organizations and construction corporations make it clear that all employees have to stay updated with OSHA training. However, that information can be confusing – when does each worker need to re-train? How fast should they need to renew? In honor of National Safety Month, we are clearing up some confusion on when exactly you… Read More »

National Safety Month: 10 Crucial Safety Tips for Electricians

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Electricians take heed! For National Safety Month, we’re rounding up the ten most crucial pieces of advice you need to know to avoid danger when you are in the electrical industry.  1. Know the Code  As the industry changes, standards remain. Your duty as an electrician is to constantly monitor the guidelines intended to keep… Read More »

Controlling Construction Costs 5/5: Constant Communication

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If you ask the top ten construction gurus in the United States what the most important aspect of construction work is, most of them would tell you it’s communication. There is an immense amount of moving parts to each job, so it’s crucial to have a stream of information being relayed at all times. As the fourth installment of… Read More »

What Should You Wear to an Electrician Interview?

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Your electrician training has led you to a new job opportunity. Your resume looks great and an interview has been requested. But it can be difficult to determine what attire is appropriate for your interview as a blue-collar worker. You may be used to a very casual outfit for your daily jobs, but you’ll need… Read More »

Ladder Safety

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Use the appropriate ladder for the job. Inspect the ladder for defects before using. Check to see if fall protection is needed. Place on stable and level ground. Assure that load capacity is not exceeded. Use three points of contact while on the ladder. If a ladder is used to access an upper landing, the… Read More »

The Hard and Soft Skills to Identify in Your Next Plumbing Hire

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Teaching a new team member doesn’t have to be a challenge if you make the right hiring decisions. Interviewing in the plumbing industry may have you struggling for the best way to know who to bring into your team. A resume isn’t enough these days – you need to know the hard and soft skills it takes… Read More »