Category: Construction

Construction And Gender-Based Harassment

There’s been a lot of national soul-searching in recent months over gender-based harassment and misconduct in the workplace. Almost every day another news story breaks about accusations against a high-profile figure in entertainment or politics. But this issue is a far-reaching one that affects all industries. Including construction. Harassment In Construction Women make up only …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – December 5, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.922 As anticipated, OPEC confirmed this week that it will cut oil production through the end of 2018. This caused forecasters to …

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The Opioid Crisis And Blue-Collar Industries

We’ve written before about how drug use is shrinking the American workforce. Now there’s a new wrinkle to the problem of substance abuse in the workplace: the opioid crisis. The Scale Of The Opioid Epidemic In 2016, more than 64,000 people died from overdoses of opioids. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – November 28, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.926 Globally, oil prices fell today due to uncertainty in the market. OPEC will be meeting on November 30 to discuss whether …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – November 21, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.912 Petroleum output cuts in the Middle East caused global oil prices to rise today, although the average price of diesel in …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – November 14, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.915 Tensions in the Middle East and supply interruptions in Iraq and Nigeria have pushed oil above $60 a barrel. The last …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – November 7, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.882 Petroleum prices rose more than they have in six weeks. Much of the rise was caused by heightening tensions overseas, specifically …

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New Silica Exposure Rules For Construction Workers

On October 23, OSHA started enforcing new rules for protecting construction workers from exposure to silica. And it’s not hard to understand why: silica can damage the lungs and cause several diseases that have no cure. What do business owners and construction workers need to know about this mineral and OSHA’s new rules? What is …

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