Millions of people work in construction jobs all over the U.S. and abroad. The work that construction workers perform is essential to the growth of the economy and the building of complete infrastructure in many cities today. Though these jobs can be very rewarding for those of you who enjoy creating something out of nothing, these are also high risks jobs that can lead to injuries and fatalities. Therefore, before a construction employee walks on a construction site, it is important that they are trained in safety rules, guidelines and laws.
Construction work comes with dangers a desk-based job doesn't present. For those who own construction businesses, workers' well-being is at the front of their minds.
What are some of the safety precautions on a construction site? What are best practices for construction safety? Continue reading for "A Guide to Construction Safety."
One of the most pressing issues in all industries today is the lack of diversity, especially gender diversity. Yet, there is no question about the benefits that having women on construction teams brings diversity and innovation to any company. Diversity breeds creativity and many industries benefit from the different perspectives that it brings to the table. One of the industries that will benefit the most from this is the construction industry.
Topics: Women in Construction
The Truckload of Books celebration to promote reading and showcase construction careers continues to grow with 1,500 applicants this year, making it the biggest year ever.
Topics: truckload of books
Ahead of Michigan’s construction season, a series of regional hiring events will be taking place across Michigan in March and early April for the first time.
Infrastructure and heavy highway construction employers from across the industry will be hiring employees for construction projects involving roads, bridges, underground, maintenance, engineering, inspection and testing, mining, traffic control, material supply, service providers, and more.
Melissa Kline knows she stands out in a room of her colleagues, many of whom are men.
As a sales manager for Consumers Concrete, she believes women bring a new perspective to the construction industry, and they’re not afraid of making changes to move it forward.
Working in the construction industry means Kari Johnson looks forward to getting up every day and coming to work, knowing that each one will be different and challenging.
Today's job seekers want development and training. That's the most desired benefit millennials say they want from their employers. It was just one of many insights shared by Buddy Hobart from Solutions 21 during his presentation The Evolution of Leadership and Leadership Branding at the Michigan Concrete Association's Annual Conference Feb 12-13, 2020.
Topics: Construction workforce
Women are building their careers in the construction industry, learning from colleagues and encouraging other women to explore construction as a field for a challenging, fulfilling career. Below is a roundup of advice we received from real women working in Michigan's construction industry.
Juniors and seniors at Gaylord High School will get a jump on learning about operating and repairing heavy equipment thanks to a grant from the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.