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How to Deal with Back Pain on the Job

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Construction Staffing

As a professional in the construction industry, you know what it means to work with pain. Long days of hard labor, usually outdoors, causes immense strain. When you’re working in this industry, you also know the importance of safety. The best way to protect yourself from long-term injury and recurring pain is to use your… Read More »

Cordless Power Tools

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Corded and cordless drills are operated by electrical means. They each have their own safety requirements. Cordless tools have specific requirements to ensure proper functionality and ultimately worker safety. Cordless power tools can include the following: Drills Circular Saws Orbital/Belt and Circular Sanders And, other equipment Use of cordless power tools: Manufacturer instructions – carefully… Read More »

Why Your Interview Starts the Night Before

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Construction Staffing

Any experienced construction worker knows that often interviews can be informal — but that doesn’t mean they’re not important. Don’t make the mistake other candidates will by not doing your research. If you are nervous to meet with the hiring manager and you’re not sure what to expect, you’re not alone. This happens to everyone… Read More »

Construction Safety – Safe Practices 4

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Safety awareness of your work environment and surroundings: When entering an unfamiliar work area, familiarize yourself with any required safety precautions. Be sure your footing is well supported before stepping. Watch out for overhanging planks, slippery spots, loose objects, etc. Be aware of work going on around you. Keep clear of suspended loads, traffic areas,… Read More »

How to Bridge the Generational Gap on Your Team

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Construction Staffing

  Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers: we’re living in a world of diverse personalities. It’s likely that your organization employs a mix of these three groups. Managing a complicated workforce is a skill that takes time to hone. To be an exemplary leader, you’ll need to understand your people and identify their needs in order… Read More »

Construction Safety- Safe Practices 3

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Tools and machinery – prior to using: Do not use tools with split, broken or loose handles. Be sure you have clear area behind you before swinging a sledgehammer, or any other tools or materials. Keep tools and materials away from edge of scaffolds, platforms, shaft openings, etc. Have tools with burred or mushroomed heads… Read More »

How Often Should You Be Conducting Training?

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CCS Construction Staffing

In the ever-changing construction industry, there’s always something new to learn. Between existing industry standards. changing safety regulations, and technology like never before; it’s vital for you and your staff to stay informed. CCS Construction Staffing knows the importance of detailed training, and can help you know what works. Training During Onboarding Before any construction… Read More »

CCS Lands on the Largest Temporary Company List

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Each year, the Charlotte Business Journal releases a list of Temporary Staffing Companies. The list consists of the largest Charlotte-area temporary staffing companies, ranked by the number of temporary workers as of May 2. This year, CCS Construction Staffing landed at number 6 out of 25. We have moved up from #9 in 2016. It… Read More »

Construction Safety- Safe Practices 2

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Physical health and safety: • Report to work rested and physically fit to perform your job. • Intoxicants and illicit drugs are not permitted – cause for disciplinary action. • Bend your knees, and keep your back nearly straight when lifting. Leg muscles, not your back, should do the work. • Get help with heavy… Read More »

How to Work Around the Labor Shortage

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Construction Staffing

  There’s no avoiding it — the recession ten years ago has had lasting impacts. Many workers that lost their jobs during the economic crisis did not return to the construction industry. Hiring managers are drawing talent from a small pool. Many construction professionals are aging out of the workforce, and the industry lacks fresh… Read More »