Practitioner Insights: Don’t Get Stung by an OSHA Citation if Your Subcontractor is Responsible

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(The following article is reproduced with permission from Occupational Safety & Health Reporter, 47 osh 48, 12/07/2017. Copyright 2017 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com. Author Andrew N. Gross is a principal,…

HB NEXT Shares Their Knowledge at KSU

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For decades, HB NEXT has served the construction industry from training employees on their jobsite to the classroom for industry professionals to increase their skills.  HB NEXT is also known for industry-leading cloud-software solutions since 2005.…

OSHA New Rule Aims at Reducing Silica Dust Exposure

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In September 2017, OSHA enacted a new rule to help protect employees who are exposed to crystalline silica which is a common mineral found in the earth’s crust.  This material is found in many elements like sand, stone, concrete and mortar. Crystalline…

Construction Opportunities Soar

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Construction industry opportunities break decades of records. It has taken many years for the economy to rebound from the economic downward spiral of 2008. This job market is expected to propel even further with the latest hurricane disasters bringing…

Benefits of Incorporating Safety and Teambuilding Into Your Project Kickoff Meetings

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Getting off on the right foot is important when construction firms begin new projects. When project expectations are not met, projects will have issues and disputes. Whether it is budget, schedule, or quality, it is critical all expectations are outlined…

Understanding OSHA 300 and Their New Changes

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No one wants to see an accident or an injury occur on their jobsite, but the reality is they happen daily across the US. OSHA requires documentation when these accidents occur. The construction industry is expected to file OSHA 300 forms yearly. The new…

Why Conduct a Safety Orientation?

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Working in the construction industry, safety is critical to ensuring your employees go home to their families. Workers move from jobsite to another and often times, they’ll miss a Safety Orientation Training. According to the National Safety Council,…

Staying Safe In Flood Debris Removal

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As the U.S. enters the hurricane season, many people begin to volunteer their time trying to make a difference and help their community. It is important as cleanup efforts are underway across the U.S., the employers and workers stop and evaluate a flood…

Gearing for Success through Training and Education

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Skilled tradespeople are becoming rare commodities in our nation’s workforce. There are though career opportunities galore available for capable, trainable individuals who can be developed into future skilled tradesmen and tradeswomen. Outside of having…

EPA Makes Strides in Monitoring Stormwater Systems

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In the United States, raw sewage overflows and inadequately controlled stormwater discharges from municipal sewer systems sending a variety of harmful pollutants, disease causing organisms, metals and nutrients that threaten our communities’ water quality. …