• Forklift Safety 101

    Forklift Safety 101

    Productivity should be on everyone’s mind when working with or near a forklift. Rushing a job much can have the opposite effect from what’s desired if it leads to an accident or injuries. Proper training and strict adherence to safety rules increase productivity by keeping everyone working together with less downtime.

  • Tips for Teaching Productivity and Reliability to Younger Workers

    Tips for Teaching Productivity and Reliability to Younger Workers

    Be a decent human being and a fair boss willing to work with his employees, and you’ll likely have workers who will walk through fire for you because you’ve shown you’ll fight the fire with them. And that’s what the next generation needs to learn.

  • Labor Shortages and Ladies in the (Construction) Zone

    Labor Shortages and Ladies in the (Construction) Zone

    The problem, for the entire sector, is often how women are treated while in the field. Muttered accusations of sexual harassment and full-on assault aren’t uncommon, though they are likely underreported. One female apprentice lineman who spoke to me under the condition of anonymity explained just a few of the many challenges she faces day to day at her job.

  • 3 Signs It’s Too Cold Outside

    A Little Frostbite Never Hurt Anyone: 3 Signs It’s Too Cold Outside

    Cold weather is relative. To someone born and raised in southern Florida, a 40-degree day can be extremely cold and hard to deal with. To someone in northern Michigan, that same weather is the balmy first sign of spring. But no matter where you work, there’s definitely such a thing as weather that’s too cold to work in.

  • 5 Best Practices for Creating Your Portfolio

    5 Best Practices for Creating Your Portfolio

    “Do you have samples of your work?” This is a common question that potential clients will ask. You’ll want to be able to say, “Yes.” A portfolio is your calling card as a contractor. People want to see what you can do and what you’ve done.

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