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Majority of construction firms have a hard time finding skilled workers

Wayne Grayson - Oct 24, 2014

Majority of construction firms have a hard time finding skilled workers

The problem of not being able to find enough skilled craft workers is reaching nearly universal levels in the U.S. construction industry, according to a new survey. In response, the Associated General Contractors of America today released a workforce development plan aimed ...

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Safety plan: How to protect temporary workers

Amy Materson - Oct 02, 2014

Safety plan: How to protect temporary workers

So, your safety plan is up to date, you conduct frequent, targeted training and your workers have bought into and contribute to your safety culture. What more is there to do? Think about your temporary workers. You may not hire them every ...

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Two construction workers injured in big-rig accident

Brian Ethridge - Sep 25, 2014

Two construction workers injured in big-rig accident

Two construction workers were injured in an accident involving a big-rig U.S. Highway 101 in Petaluma, California. The big-rig struck a bundle of steel rods that hit them while they were working on the Petaluma River Bridge construction project. The construction crew was ...

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OSHA to require employers to report injuries and deaths quicker

Wayne Grayson - Sep 16, 2014

OSHA to require employers to report injuries and deaths quicker

In response to a preliminary report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that tallies 4,405 workers killed on the job in 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its rule on how quickly employers must report worker deaths or serious ...

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Good news, bad news on construction employment front

Staff Report - May 07, 2012

The construction industry lost 2,000 jobs in April, following similar declines of 3,000 in March and 1,000 in February, but still added 63,000 jobs over the past year as the industry unemployment rate shrank to 14.5 percent—the lowest April level ...

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AGC: Construction fatalities decline by nearly 10 percent in 2009-2010

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 25, 2011

The number of construction fatalities declined by nearly 10 percent between 2009 and 2010 and by almost 40 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of new federal data prepared by the Associated General Contractors of America ...

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