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Innovative Wearables Making Job Sites Safer

Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, so we’re always keeping an ear out for new innovations that can make job sites safer. Here’s some amazing new technology that’s being developed that foster safety in a completely new way.

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A Solution for The Skills Gap

There are 6.2 million unfilled job openings in America, which is up from 5.6 million in 2016. Companies can’t find workers that have the skills they need to hire for - in fact 45% of small businesses were unable to find qualified candidates to fill a job opening last year. And, 60% of all employers have job openings that stay vacant for a year or more! It’s especially prevalent in the trades, ranked as the #1 most difficult of jobs to fill for over 5 years now.

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The New Way to Hold on to Good People

More and more workers are stressed out, burned out, and wiped out. And it’s not just because of on-the-job responsibilities. It’s because of the job PLUS everything else in their life that piles up and begins to wear on their health. That’s why there’s been a shift for employers to look beyond encouraging their workers to do typical “wellness” - such as exercise, eating better and not smoking - and look how they can help their people with their emotional, mental, and intellectual health.

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Wet Weather Safety Tips

The cold and rain can make regular construction work a lot more difficult. Especially because weather can be unpredictable here in the Pacific Northwest. Already this year we’ve had both some unusually warm temperatures, as well as snow. That’s why preparation is key! Knowing that it could continue to be cold, and likely wet, into the spring, here are some ways that you can ensure your staff stays safe and avoids injuries on the job:

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Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Construction Jobs?

Artificial Intelligence is becoming more than a trendy phrase or far-out concept. The reality is that it’s being used now on projects every day. For example, Chatbots (which are automated texting software programs) are predicted to take over a large amount of personal assistant and customer service positions this year alone - saving companies over $79 million in salary expenditures!

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