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By Kelli Simpson
April 27th, 2017

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2017

On April 28th of each year, the UN highlights the importance of Safety and Health at Work. For 2017 specifically, the UN pushes employers to focus on data collection. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was established as a result of a 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The plan has specific targets …

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By Kelli Simpson
April 26th, 2017

Employee safety accountability in 5 steps

Many of us in safety use the widely-accepted definition of employee accountability as “the responsibility of employees to complete the tasks they are assigned, to perform the duties required by their job, and to be present for their proper shifts to fulfill or further the goals of the organization.” That’s it? This definition falls short of …

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By Kelli Simpson
April 14th, 2017

How A Digital Auditing Tool Will Transform Your Safety Strategy

Most of us in management positions have a hard time knowing exactly what’s happening in the field each day. Are the safety procedures we draft up implemented the way we envisioned? That’s why we need a digital auditing tool. It gives us a high-level view into what’s working in the safety strategy and where we …

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By Kelli Simpson
March 10th, 2017

3 Early Signs of a US Manufacturing Renaissance

The topic of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. seems benign enough, but in the current US political climate it’s something of a hot button issue. Party lines and policy aside, manufacturing is showing some early indications that it could be making a comeback. However, many Americans likely won’t recognize its new face. Manufacturing is one …

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By Kelli Simpson
February 9th, 2017

What Trump’s immigration plans mean for the construction labor shortage

During his campaign, Donald Trump pledged to turn his attentions to immigration reform. This includes a potential plan to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. The intent behind immigration reform is, of course, to create more jobs for working-class Americans. One possible answer could be guest-worker programs or other paths to citizenship for immigrants who have been …

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By Kelli Simpson
February 3rd, 2017

The 6 Questions You Should Be Asking of Your Auditing Data

We’ve been hearing a lot about OSHA and their new recordkeeping regulations, which they’ve enacted mainly to make data more accessible to businesses. They believe that this data will bring about positive change in organizational safety. If businesses took a leaf from OSHA’s book, they could place the same emphasis on data in their very …

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By Kelli Simpson
January 27th, 2017

You don’t have to be Google to hire top talent

Google is often lauded as one of the best organizational cultures, not just in tech, but in any industry. They’re known for their perks; subsidized massages, bowling alleys, chef-prepared meals, free haircuts, the list goes on and on. They also have a large team of people dedicated to figuring out how to make their employees …

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By Kelli Simpson
January 20th, 2017

Crowdsourcing Workplace Safety: OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rules

Employers have been hearing about OSHA’s new recordkeeping rules for a while now. How will impact your business and what will it change in the data submission process? The body of data that OSHA collects on injuries and illnesses are the primary statistical source used to shape future programs, understand what’s happening in each industry, and identify where risks …

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By Kelli Simpson
January 13th, 2017

Construction Tech Trends – What You Need To Know

You know that technology is the key to keeping your construction firm competitive. But you don’t have the resources to try out every new trend you read about. That’s why JBKnowledge creates a construction technology survey each year. It gives you a look into what’s working in other firms and briefs you on new technologies to …

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augmented reality and construction. How augmented reality makes a huge impact on the construction industry
augmented reality and construction. How augmented reality makes a huge impact on the construction industry
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By Tania Clarke
November 30th, 2016

Augmented Reality Will Make A Huge Impact On The Construction Industry

The term “augmented reality” gets thrown around a lot. It’s dubbed the biggest disruptor in the field of construction in the next few years. What exactly is augmented reality (AR)? It can be characterized by virtual objects layered over a real-world environment.

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