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How to Support Mental Health in the Construction Industry

Over the years, the stigma around mental health has started to diminish, with many industries making an effort to raise awareness and offer support. Mental health in the workplace is important in any industry, and companies have shown great progress in promoting and supporting a healthier work environment. Unfortunately, mental illness still greatly impacts the

Survey: Trade School Perception Improves During Pandemic

Trade school has long struggled to gain recognition as a worthy alternative to four-year college, but the pandemic is changing perceptions, with one-third of Americans now viewing trade school as a more favorable option than college. When we surveyed Americans last year in the midst of a booming economy, many young people were skeptical of trade school as a

7 Science-Backed Ways to Stay Safe While Working in the Cold

Working outdoors has its fair share of perks, but when it comes to cold weather conditions, working outside can become uncomfortable and dangerous. These conditions pose a great risk to industries who primarily work outdoors, like construction workers, farmers and first responders. According to the most recent study by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 20,000 ice,

11 Crane Safety Tips to Prevent Accidents

Cranes are tremendously powerful pieces of equipment that make it possible to lift heavy loads on construction sites. That said, cranes are also potential hazards, as both cranes themselves and the loads they carry can cause harm when improperly handled. From 2011 to 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 297 deaths involving cranes. Of those deaths,

World’s Biggest and Strongest Cranes

The remarkably powerful cranes that exist today are part of an engineering tradition that spans at least 2,500 years, dating back to Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. These early cranes employed a rudimentary system of pulleys and rope that enabled them to carry up to 6,000 pounds, or three tons, when operated by eight men. Ancient