[full_width padding="0 100px 0 100px"] How do you keep your workers safe on a daily basis? How do you keep them from forgetting small safety steps they learned before they started a job a few months ago? Toolbox talks are your answer. Keeping the minds of your workers focused on

[one_half padding="0 30px 0 30px"] Cave-ins are a serious risk and are much more likely to kill workers than other excavation-relate incidents. Other trench hazards include falls, falling loads, dangerous gases, and incidents involving mobile equipment. Workers should think of an unprotected trench as an early grave. About 1,000 injuries

[full_width padding="0 100px 0 50px"] Today we celebrate those that are paving the way for women in the industry. These women work daily to change the status quo and deserve to be recognized for their hard work and determination. Studies show that women in leadership positions tend to improve decision

[one_half padding="0 10px 0 10px"] Workplace Stress Job stress is the physical and emotional harm that occurs when the requirements of a job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. Job stress can lead to poor health and even injury. Here is an example In 1990,

Buying vs. Renting Heavy Equipment

Maybe you’ve got some big jobs coming up soon and you decide you need to just buy the crane you need for one or more of these jobs.  Would that be a good investment? How do you know? Buying vs renting is a tricky question in today’s world. There are

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

[one_half padding="0 20px 0 20px"] Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible gas with no taste or smell. It can become especially dangerous if it builds up in tightly confined areas. It is just slightly lighter than air so it can hang around in closed spaces. All fuels

Why You Should Be Prepared for Change Orders on Every Job

Change orders are something contractors deal with every day. Change orders lead to increased costs, time, and labor and can be a huge cause for arguments between a contractor and client. The best way to manage a change order is to be prepared. Talk with your customer beforehand about how

Aerial Lift Safety

[one_half padding="0 20px 0 20px"] Aerial Lift Safety Aerial lifts are vehicle-mounted devices that allow workers to perform work above the ground. Construction workers involved in aerial lift accidents could face falls, broken bones and death. Approximately 26 construction workers die each year from using aerial lifts. More than half

What is lean management and how can it help your business?

So, what is lean management? Lean management is an approach to running a business that focuses on continuous improvement. Lean looks to eliminate waste by looking at a process and cutting out steps that do not create value. Although the roots of lean management are in manufacturing, lean can be

5 Things To Look For When Selecting A Mechanical Contractor

So, your company is growing and you need to expand your warehouse? Or maybe you just started a company and are looking to build your first factory so you can get production started. How do you go about finding a contractor that fits your needs? Even if you don’t know