Posts for 2016

Heavy equipment safety tips

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Construction sites can be dangerous in many different ways. From dealing with the outdoor elements to working with heavy equipment, construction safety is crucial for the company as well as for the employees themselves. How do you stay safe when operating heavy equipment with so many other things happening around you? Take a look at these construction safety tips and ensure that you are applying them on your own site.

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New Year Construction Industry Trends for 2017

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The New Year is always a time to take a look at what we’re doing and what we could change, what are going to be the latest trends and popular things in society, and how we can all better ourselves. We took a look at some of the more popular construction industry trends that the community will see in 2017. These are just a few of those changes.

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Winter safety tips to make it through winter

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Last month we talked about how to stay warm on a construction site. But working on a construction site in the winter is a lot more than just dressing properly. It’s also crucial to take extra precautions and follow winter safety tips that you maybe wouldn’t take in the summer to stay safe. The following are just a few winter safety tips for you to follow on your construction site to stay safe.

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Holiday gift ideas for construction workers

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It’s everyone’s favorite time of year: the lights, the trees, and the presents under the tree. It’s time to get to buying Christmas gifts, if you haven’t already. But what gifts for construction workers should you get? As we head into the busy holiday shopping season and Black Friday, here are some holiday gift ideas for the construction worker in your family.

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Terry Peak Stewart Lodge Renovation starts to take shape

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Once opening day rolls around, Terry Peak Ski Area is going to look a lot different with the renovation and expansion of the Stewart Ski Lodge. The renovation will add a whole new look to the mountain and a whole new experience for skiers and snowboarders alike. The project completely transformed the look and feel of the Terry Peak Stewart Lodge and guests can expect a whole new look and feel by November 16th.


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Tips to help you stay warm on construction sites

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The weather is changing and the mornings are becoming colder, which means the bite of the winter air is just around the corner. Construction doesn’t stop in the winter, so workers just need to be smarter about how they work and how they dress in the harsh fall and winter temperatures. Fall is a tricky time of year where temperatures are cool in the morning and warm up quickly, so here are a few tips to stay warm in the morning and as the temperatures continue to fall while working on your construction site.

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Tips for recycling construction site waste

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Every construction site is bound to have its own share of trash. In the United States, construction waste accounts for one third of all of the refuse in the country. So how do you stay environmental and help keep the area clean and safe? There are certain items that you could recycle in order to be environmentally friendly and keep Mother Earth looking and feeling great. Check out a few of these simple recycling tips for your construction site waste to help keep your site environmentally friendly.

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Toolbox Talk: Hoisting Slings

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Suspended loads can present many hazards to our workers such as struck-by, falling object, and caught between injuries. The equipment we use to hoist loads such as materials or equipment must meet the applicable ASME standard and be inspected prior to each use. Please review the information below to understand the OSHA requirements for hoisting equipment.

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Eddie's Truck Center Construction Project Update

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Dean Kurtz Construction recently started work on a new Eddie’s Truck Center/Freightliner Dealership to replace the old one. The new Eddie’s will be located off of Exit 61 on N. Turbine Drive on a 10 acre site with seven acres of it developed. A 45,000 square foot building will sit on the seven acres.

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Construction Workers and Contractors: Get the Latest High Tech Gadgets for Your Job Site

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As technology continues to improve, many companies are creating the latest high tech gadgets to provide the best quality for their clients’ work. Some companies are doing this by providing construction workers and contractors the most up-to-date equipment to bring safety and success to each job site.

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Toolbox Talk: Portable Ladder Safety

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Falls are the leading cause of death in construction and every year, falls from ladders make up nearly a third of those deaths. These deaths are preventable. Falls from ladders can be prevented and lives can be saved by following the safe work practices described below.

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Ways to Improve Construction Worker Safety on all Construction Sites

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As construction season continues into its peak time, it is important for construction companies to make sure their employees are safe at all times. Without proper training and appropraite tools, construction worker safety can be jeopardized. Here are some ways to make sure construction sites are in tip-top shape for construction workers.

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How to Improve Job Site Communication for Your Construction Workers

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Good communication is a key factor in the completion of a construction project. Improve teamwork and cooperation are some benefits when construction workers and management effectively communicate. Following are some suggestions on how to foster effective job site communication.

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Increase work site productivity

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Construction projects are a huge undertaking, and the bottom line is that there is a lot to be done and the client is looking for the best product for their money. Delivering the best product is key and lies heavily on construction site productivity and the ability to accomplish the project quickly. Here are a few ways to improve your construction site productivity to help deliver the best product for the contractor.

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Construction worker Blues: How Heat-Related Illnesses Can Hurt Anyone

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Summer is not only the hottest season, but the time when construction begins. With the rising temperatures, construction workers may become too busy to take an extra break to get out of the sun and hydrate. Teaching employees how to spot when a coworker is suffering from any heat-related illness can be vital to prevent serious injuries or death.

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Common construction health hazards and how to avoid them

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Working on a construction site often comes with certain health risks. Unfortunately, injuries are possible, although they are also often avoidable. These are some of the health and safety risks that construction workers are subjected to on a daily basis and some ways to avoid them.

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Toolbox Talk: Fall Arrest Pre-Use Inspection

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OSHA requires that fall protection equipment shall be inspected by the user before each use. ANSI and most suppliers require a competent person other than the end user perform a formal inspection of that same equipment at least annually. Inspection intervals for competent person inspections should not exceed twelve months for the construction industry and they must be documented.

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Energy efficient construction trends

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April 22 was Earth Day, which got us thinking about energy efficiency and some of the biggest energy efficient trends that are making their way into construction. Having an energy efficient building is becoming not just a trend, but a requirement for some businesses and companies. These are just a few of the trends that we have noticed in projects around the country.

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Toolbox Talk - Material Handling

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Material handling is the largest single cause of lost workday injuries in construction. One out of every four work injuries happens because someone lifted, carried, pushed, or pulled something the wrong way or lifted beyond his or her capacity. Workers suffer many painful injuries because they forget or are not properly trained in the basics of manual material handling.

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How to choose the right general contractor

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Hiring the right contractor for the job is key to the job’s success. Many contractors specialize in certain building types, so doing the research prior to hiring someone will help you determine what type of contractor you should hire for the type of project you have. Here are a few tips on how to pick the perfect general contractor for your project.

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