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Improve Your Leadership Skills 10/12: Celebrate Small Achievements

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Welcome to the tenth segment of our twelve-part leadership series! Throughout the year, we’re focusing on the different methods you can use to improve your leadership abilities. This month we’re addressing the little things that are worth celebrating. We’re not saying that every traffic cone requires a bottle of bubbly. However, a great manager can… Read More »

Accept it- It’s Yours

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“Accident prevention is everyone’s responsibility.”   You have probably heard the above TRUE statement more times than you can remember! Safety has to be the responsibility of every one of us. No one person can constantly watch, guide, and instruct every operation every day. Our organization’s management team is very concerned with your safety. However,… Read More »

A Safe Worker’s Promise

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Personal commitments you can live and work by: I anticipate possible dangers in any given operation and make every effort to analyze and avoid them before starting work, including immediately communicating such to my direct report. I am careful when using tools and use them only for the purpose for which they were designed. I… Read More »

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 »