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Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 18, 2014

Last week I attended the Association of Equipment Management Professionals annual retreat and strategy session.  As chairman of the AEMP's ...

Study: Construction among America’s least depressing jobs

Study: Construction among America’s least...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 16, 2014

According to a new study, blue-collar jobs like construction, mining and those in the oil and gas industry are among ...

Robotic welders called in on new Tappan Zee bridge after contractor has difficulty finding skilled workers

Robotic welders called in on new Tappan Zee bridge...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 12, 2014

After troubles with the installation of the massive steel piles that will support the $3.9 billion replacement of the Tappan ...

How to break through apathy and other barriers to implementing safety training on the jobsite

How to break through apathy and other barriers to...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 11, 2014

As many as a million construction workers participated in OSHA’s National Fall Safety Stand Down last week. I saw a ...

DOL reaches agreement with contractor for $5 million in back wages for 500 workers

DOL reaches agreement with contractor for $5 million in...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 10, 2014

Approximately 200 construction workers will receive $3.8 million in back wages and fringe benefits after a settlement between the U.S. ...

Construction job growth slows in May with 6,000 jobs added

Construction job growth slows in May with 6,000 jobs...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 06, 2014

The U.S. construction industry notched its fifth straight month of employment gains in May but saw growth fall off considerably. The ...

Xbox-like remote control could make operating construction equipment as easy as playing video games (PHOTOS)

Xbox-like remote control could make operating...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 05, 2014

Over the years, advances in controls have greatly improved intuitiveness and thus simplified the operation of construction equipment in many ...

Wages for construction and other skilled trades are on the rise

Wages for construction and other skilled trades are on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 04, 2014

Wages for skilled tradesmen in the construction and mining as well as those in logging and manufacturing are on the ...

Go Build Alabama helps boost trade school attendance 30%, redirects ads to teens (VIDEO)

Go Build Alabama helps boost trade school attendance...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 03, 2014

Nearly four years into the Go Build Alabama construction career promotion, there’s evidence kids are heeding and acting on its ...

How to survive your first month working in construction

How to survive your first month working in construction

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 30, 2014

In a previous post, I described the attitudes and behavior newbies need to survive their first week on a construction ...

Following 4 deaths in 4 days, Cal/OSHA launches special inspections across San Francisco construction sites

Following 4 deaths in 4 days, Cal/OSHA launches special...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 28, 2014

In a span of just four days, May 18-May 21, four construction workers died on San Francisco-area construction sites, prompting ...

Minnesota construction firms likely need to boost pay, reduce expectations to find enough workers to meet demand

Minnesota construction firms likely need to boost pay,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 27, 2014

Construction is Minnesota's fastest growing industry, and as demand continues to pile up, construction firms there are having a hard ...

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