creating a culture of safety

Creating a Culture of Safety

Creating a safe workplace is not simply a matter of checking off the boxes; it’s a matter of changing the corporate culture. Years ago, when I first became responsible for worker safety at my company, I realized that drastic changes needed to be made not only to our physical building and our workplace practices but also to the way staff…
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Safety on Site

Keeping a construction site safe, is no easy task. With many various aspects to consider, it can be difficult to know where to begin. The obvious starting point is keeping the construction workers themselves safe whilst they’re at work. As their employer, that’s your responsibility. Another element that you need to consider, is keeping the public safe. From preventing a…
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5 Tips to Repairing Your Gutters

Gutters are probably one of the things in your home that you don’t think about until something goes wrong with them. You can’t just disregard it because it can cause long term annoyance and inconvenience if left unfixed. Some of the most common problems it could cause are overflowing and leaking around the house. If you leave them to neglect…
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Suicide Prevention

Construction that Cares: Join the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention

July 2016 Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) report revealed that construction is one of the most at-risk industries for suicide. Accordingly, the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) formed the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention. With the support of 30 key organizations, the Alliance launched with a mission to provide resources for suicide prevention and to promote mental health within…
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4 Benefits to Building a Split-Level Home

It was in the mid 20th century when split-level homes began to be built, but it found its popularity around the 1970s. Also called a tri-level home, this style of house calls for staggered floor levels. The stairs are usually two short sets, with one set going up to the bedrooms and the other going down to the basement. While…
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Growing Your Construction Firm

Key Considerations When Growing Your Construction Firm

The future for the construction industry is looking bright. Industry growth is expected for commercial, residential, and infrastructure specialties. It may be time to take advantage of the potential opportunities by expanding your business, but keep in mind: growth contributes to many of the reasons a construction business may fail. Growing your construction firm means growing liability, growing risks, and growing…
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3 Reasons it is Important to Hire a Licensed and Bonded Contractor

Are you thinking of renovating your decades-old kitchen or redecorating your bathroom and finally installing that bath tub you have always wanted? Whether the work to be done in your home is big or small, it is still advisable to hire a licensed contractor to do the work for you. It might be tempting to do everything yourself, especially if…
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3 Ways That Cleaning Out Your Air Ducts Can Help Your Health

Cleaning your home’s air ducts is truly a tiring and difficult task. For one, the air ducts are very hard to access, and you would have to spend a significant amount of time disassembling the cover or filter just to gain entry to the air duct. Second, they are also very hard to clean, reaching the corners and far ends…
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