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Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 16, 2014

Construction company owners are in a unique position when it comes to assessing and helping their employees manage their health ...

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that could be a big opportunity to fix construction’s skilled labor woes

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Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 11, 2014

A recent article at Business Insider revealed an odd wrinkle in the job market. According to Census Bureau statistics, less than ...

Construction adds 6,000 jobs in June as industry retains grip on highest employment in 5 years

Construction adds 6,000 jobs in June as industry...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 03, 2014

For six straight months, the U.S. construction industry has added jobs and held tight to its highest employment figures in ...

Construction workers save elderly woman struck by cab in NYC by lifting the SUV off of her

Construction workers save elderly woman struck by cab...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 02, 2014

An 83-year-old woman is recovering from a broken wrist and several fractures in her right leg at Bellevue Hospital in ...

Western Pennsylvania road builders launch “virtual apprenticeship” video game for recruiting teens (VIDEO)

Western Pennsylvania road builders launch...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 01, 2014

The Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania has come up with a promising way to attract more recruits to the industry. ...

Documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” shows how valuable the intersection of the arts and technology is to a nation re-learning how to make things

Documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” shows how...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 24, 2014

If you are any kind of craftsman, if you've ever had to build your own tools, jigs or fixtures to ...

OSHA releases online video game that helps contractors and construction workers identify jobsite hazards

OSHA releases online video game that helps contractors...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jun 20, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released an online video game to help with training exercises. Released at the American ...

Managers of largest heavy equipment fleets in America voice frustrations with telematics: torrents of data, unintuitive software

Managers of largest heavy equipment fleets in America...

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. ...

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Hauling headaches: Know your load limits when trailering equipment

One-man machines: The operator should be the only person on a wheel loader

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