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By Tania Clarke
June 30th, 2016

How The FAST Act Will Bring America’s Transportation Infrastructure Up To Speed

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, FAST Act for short, is not your ordinary highway funding law. The Act accelerates new innovation and technology, propelling America forward in the process.

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Top 10 lean manufacturing myths. What are the most common lean manufacturing myths.
Top 10 lean manufacturing myths. What are the most common lean manufacturing myths.
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By Tania Clarke
June 9th, 2016

Top 10 Lean Manufacturing Myths

Lean manufacturing is the process of ‘lean thinking’ whereby companies make a conscious effort to eliminate waste or any activity that consumes resources without adding value in design, manufacturing, distribution, and customer service.

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Avoid the fatal four in construction and prevent, falls, electrocutions, accidents and incidents through these tips.
Avoid the fatal four in construction and prevent, falls, electrocutions, accidents and incidents through these tips.
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By Tania Clarke
June 2nd, 2016

Avoiding The Fatal Four In Construction

In 2014, 20.5% of all worker fatalities were in construction. That equates to one in five worker deaths last year. Of those construction fatalities, a full 58% were comprised of the “fatal four” causes; falls, being caught between objects, electrocution and being struck by an object.

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Most dangerous jobs worldwide in the United States
Most dangerous jobs worldwide in the United States
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By Tania Clarke
May 31st, 2016

Most Dangerous Jobs in the United States [Infographic]

In 2014, the United States suffered from 4,679 fatal work injuries. On average that is 13 deaths per day. Surprisingly, some of the most dangerous jobs also have the lowest annual salaries. The infographic below investigates the top dangerous jobs in the United States.

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By Tania Clarke
May 20th, 2016

8 Ridiculous Things Safety Managers Hear

Empowering employees to adopt new safety practices can be a safety manager’s greatest challenge. What one person considers unsafe or dangerous, another person may view as acceptable.

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10 strangest things found on construction sites. A world war two bomb is pictured with a soldier investigating.
10 strangest things found on construction sites. A world war two bomb is pictured with a soldier investigating.
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By Tania Clarke
May 17th, 2016

10 Strangest Things Found on Construction Sites

Most construction projects require a bit of digging and drilling into the ground. The earth has a way of burying treasure and history has plenty of uncovered mysteries. What many of us don’t realize is that construction workers can be uncovering history on any given day.

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mental health in construction
mental health in construction
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By Kelli Simpson
May 11th, 2016

The Striking Role Mental Health Plays In Construction

In construction, there’s an alarming but little-known statistic: a construction worker is six times more likely to die from suicide than from a workplace accident. For construction workers under the age of 24, that risk is ten times more.

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By Kelli Simpson
May 9th, 2016

Types of Injuries and Workplace Illnesses that Qualify for Workers’ Comp

Each year, many people are either injured while working or develop medical diseases or conditions due to workplace exposures, but getting workers’ compensation can be a complex process if you’ve never navigated it before.

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By Kelli Simpson
April 5th, 2016

Increase Employee Engagement to Decrease Safety Incidents

A Gallup survey of 2015 revealed that only about 30% of Americans are actively engaged in their everyday work. Disengagement in an office setting leads to lower productivity and profit loss, but disengagement at a construction site could lead to employee injury or even graver consequences.

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road worker safety
road worker safety
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By Kelli Simpson
March 24th, 2016

5 Powerful Stats on Road Worker Safety

2015 saw a record high in roadway construction in the US, with an expectation that construction in 2016 will only grow. Thus, safety training will require particular effort to ensure best practices are established throughout any road construction projects.

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