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Proven Ways to Keep Workers Safe

Going to work for many people can be hazardous and even deadly. Canadian workers compensation boards reported that 904 workers died due to work-related causes and almost a quarter of a million workers reported lost-time injuries in 2016.

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OSHA Takes Flight With Drone Use

Until recently OSHA visits have come mostly in the form of on-the-ground safety inspections, but late last year the agency began conducting jobsite inspections using camera-equipped aerial drones, raising some privacy concerns in the industry.

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11 Ways to Have a Healthier Work Week

When life is so busy, it can be easy to get into an unhealthy routine. Here are 11 easy ways to break up your routine and live a healthier, happier life…#1 Make your lunches for the entire week…on Sunday.
Instead of scrambling the night before or buying takeout for lunch, plan ahead and just get ‘er done. Grab a crock pot and make a big batch of chili for the week or barbecue some chicken and make a large pan of veggies in the oven. We promise, you’ll be grateful when Monday morning arrives. #2 Stay hydrated. “I bet I can drink more water than you” can be an easy way to keep yourself and your coworkers hydrated on the job.

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It’s Not Time You Need To Manage, It’s Your Energy

When you are fatigued you are also going to have trouble focusing, understanding, and solving problems. But, you still need to work the hours necessary to get the job done. Here is practical advice for managing your energy, starting with taking stock of how your personal choices affect your energy stores.

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Official: California Must Mull Home Ban in Fire-Prone Areas

California’s increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state’s top firefighter says. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott will leave his job Friday after 30 years with the agency. In an interview with The Associated Press, he said government and citizens must act differently to protect lives and property from fires that now routinely threaten large populations.

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Is Your Business Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

With natural calamities now regularly impacting nearly every state, there’s little escape from the destruction. For construction business owners of all stripes, these weather events pose a double challenge—recovering the business and recovering the projects.

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Earthquake-Weary Alaskans Still Grappling with Damage

Life was beginning to return to normal Monday in Alaska following the powerful earthquake near Anchorage, but people nervous about aftershocks were still grappling with damage that closed public buildings and schools, clogged roads and knocked homes off foundations. Some residents went back to work. But state transportation officials again urged people who live north and south of Anchorage to take the day off or work from home to reduce traffic.

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Friday Funny: More Subs Needed

If you’ve ever been to an Ikea, you know that picking up and putting together pieces of furniture rarely works out as planned. Maybe it takes a little longer, or you’re missing a part or an extra set of hands to help. Whatever the case may be, just like any construction project, if you plan ahead and account for a couple of delays here and there you’ll be in a much better place.

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