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Proper Lifting Technique

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Follow these tips to avoid compressing the spinal discs or straining your lower back when you are lifting:   Keep a wide base of support. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart, with one foot slightly ahead of the other. Squat down, bending at the hips and knees only. If needed, put one knee to the… Read More »

Creating a Well-Balanced Resume: What You Need to Know

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Job candidates know how challenging the search can be. You’ve tweaked and updated your resume, but when you send it out, there’s no response. It’s tough to feel like you’re going unnoticed in the job market, especially when there’s a wide pool of candidates. You don’t want your resume to hold you back from the perfect… Read More »

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 »