Etiflex Corp, a manufacturer of industrial labels and inspection tags, recently received its second patent in relation to its molded tags. Etiflex already holds a patent for its unique RFID tags and its newest patent for their innovative line of Data Matrix tags is based on the unique three dimensional construction: resulting in tags that are extremely durable.
The Construction Employers of America asked the Chairs of the Democratic National Convention’s Platform Committee and Republican National Convention’s Platform Committee to include in their parties’ official platforms strong policies that acknowledges the vital role that highly skilled union building trade shops play in creating and maintaining the country’s infrastructure, supporting small business, and strengthening the middle class.
ClickSafety, a leading provider of online safety training for the construction and general industries, today unveiled its comprehensive, newly updated Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) Exam Preparation course.
In the construction industry, precision matters – corners need to be square, lines have to be level and plans must be followed. Following the rules keeps buildings and people safe. But when construction companies cut corners, workers often pay the price.
It cannot be stressed enough that safety should be paramount on the construction jobsite.
Unfortunately, some things work against safety; employee turnover is one of them.
The turnover in construction was about 20% in 2014, which is actually under the national average across all professions but is high for the industry.
Step 1 – Pre-Job Planning.
As Steven Covey said, begin with the end in mind. If you want your project to end safely, create solid safety specifications for any contractor that walks into the door, rather than leaving it to chance.
Reactions to the final silica rule issued last week by OSHA have been sharply – and predictably – divided. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that millions of workers “can literally breathe easier knowing that they will not have to sacrifice their lungs and their lives by working in deadly silica dust. The new OSHA silica rules—nearly 20 years in the making—will save hundreds of workers’ lives a year.”
Falling 25 feet to the ground from a roof, being struck in the head by a steel beam as it is transported across a worksite, or getting hit by a vehicle moving supplies–these are only a few examples of why the construction industry has the greatest number of both fatal and nonfatal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among U.S. workplaces.
With its rapid turnover, high rates of uninsured and unusual concentration of multi-employer health insurance plans, the construction industry is one of the most complex health insurance markets in our nation.