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The construction industry's need for electronic data liability coverage

7/25/2017 4:23 PM
Most construction related businesses understand the need for General Liability or Worker’s Compensation insurance and have a basic working knowledge those coverages. However, many business owners may not look closely at some of the exclusions or special nuances of those insurance policies ...
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When there's a labor shortage, you must eliminate, delegate or automate

7/14/2017 7:45 AM
Many contractors that work in commercial construction are not only struggling to find skilled labor, but also higher level leaders such as Project Managers. When the hiring pool is dry there are some things that you can implement in your day to day practices to get more productivity out of the people that you already have ...
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Future construction managers shorten learning curve with giant erector set

7/11/2017 8:54 AM
How do you educate 30 inexperienced college kids to a point where they will become good construction project managers? You provide them a real-world construction site with skid steers, cranes and excavators. This is what the Building Construction Management and Building Construction Safety Management
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Fighting fatigue is important for workers

6/29/2017 10:00 AM
Hard work involves high-risk activities. To work safely, workers must be physically and mentally alert. This means that fatigue is an enormous risk. Employers and employees have a responsibility to manage fatigue in the workplace ...
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Legitimate report or fake news?

6/22/2017 1:19 PM
This week, the Wisconsin news media was quick to inform us about a prevailing wage report released by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute (MEPI) that claims taxpayers will not save a dime, but instead pay millions of dollars ($336 million annually) in additional taxes if lawmakers repeal prevailing wage ... 
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Take the Heat Illness Quiz

6/16/2017 7:59 AM
It's that time of year when construction management teams need to remind those working in the heat to stay hydrated. The Madison OSHA Office says it is getting calls and emails from employees complaining about the warmer weather.  For the first time, OSHA Madison has developed a Heat Illness Quiz ...
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Apprentice likes the opportunities in his craft

6/14/2017 7:15 AM
This being "Workforce Week," it's a good time to share with you a feature on a current apprentice, Andy Lensink, with De Troye Electric Service, Inc., Oostburg, and a gold medal winner at the 2017 National Craft Competition. Andy, 33, had a good childhood, raise in the small town of Oostburg. His mom did secretary work and his dad worked at the post office. He liked playing sports and building model cars and then messing around ...
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New Silica Standard and expectations for employers

5/16/2017 12:11 PM
On September 23, 2017, OSHA’s new Silica standard (1926.1153) goes into effect. For construction companies with a relatively low silica exposure, a largely misguided response has been repeated over and over – “this doesn’t affect me and my company.” In reality, ANY silica exposure must be evaluated ... Read the rest of entry »

Construction job growth led by non-residential sector

5/11/2017 8:06 AM
National construction employment remained largely unchanged for the second consecutive month, adding 5,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in April, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The nonresidential construction sector added 3,200 net new jobs in April after ... 
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The four financial reasons why contractors need safety

5/2/2017 8:01 AM
Owning or managing a construction company, chances are you have a lot on your mind, from hiring employees to managing projects to paying bills. One thing that probably isn’t top on your list is ...
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