Month: April 2018

Unconscious Bias In Hiring

The subject of unconscious bias in the workplace made national news this month. On April 12, an employee at a Starbucks location in Philadelphia called police on two customers who were waiting for a friend. The two men were later arrested for allegedly trespassing, even after witnesses told the police that the pair had done …

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Top Trucking Hazards

In a previous article I talked about the top hazards that supervisors and workers need to watch out for on construction sites. Today I’m going to take a look at the top hazards faced by commercial truck drivers. The injury rates for tractor-trailer and small-delivery-truck drivers are higher than the national average across all occupations. …

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Top 5 Construction Hazards

The spring construction season is in full swing. Thousands of workers who were sidelined by winter weather have headed back to work. Because worker safety is of the highest priority, OSHA keeps a running list of the top construction hazards. 1. Scaffolding Scaffold-related incidents cause an estimated 4,500 injuries and 50 fatalities each year. What supervisors …

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Diesel, Lumber, And Staffing News – April 11, 2018

      National Average Price Per Gallon: $3.043   Geopolitical concerns raised crude prices on Tuesday after President Trump canceled a scheduled trip to South America. The President canceled the trip to meet with military officials to discuss the situation in Syria. Reports that Saudi Arabian officials are seeking $80 per barrel on Brent …

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