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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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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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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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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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How To Stay Healthy on the Jobsite

You have a 3.5% chance of getting ill or injured on the job while working in construction. It might not seem like a very high risk, but if you consider that you have just a 1.2% chance of being injured in a motor vehicle accident, your job is a greater source of potential pain and discomfort then you might have realized. Staying healthy when you work on construction jobsites requires paying attention to the prime factors that affect your health and your safety.

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Friday Funny: The Vision in the Revision

Cloud revisions have saved construction firms around the world millions of dollars in rework, when employed correctly that is. As noted by the Construction Industry Institute, construction firms tend to spend an estimated $15 billion a year performing rework on projects due to inaccuracies in the initial drawings. Luckily, construction tech like cloud revisions are just one of the incredible advancements that have made the worry of rework due to inaccurate drawings fade into the background.

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