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SAFETY ECONOMICS 101: Safety is a team effort

(Part two of three) In the first segment of this blog series, we highlighted some of the issues that companies encounter when implementing a proactive safety program. Part two focuses on ideas to strengthen your safety program and involve employees in the process. Getting started preparing a written safety plan is not difficult. If you don’t have one, you need one immediately. If you do have a program and aren’t using it, pull it out and go through it carefully.Read More

SAFETY ECONOMICS 101: Proactive safety approach boosts productivity and provides a competitive edge

(This blog post is a series. Part one of three) Through the years, safety has become one of the most important aspects of the construction industry, if not the most important. Legislation protecting workers from harm is extensive, as lawmakers require businesses to put worker safety ahead of profitability. But that doesn’t necessarily mean your business will lose money by implementing sound practices. As you know, OSHA requires companies to have a safety program that outlines good practices and policiesRead More

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How to create a workplace culture that helps retain employees

Construction companies are facing a crucial time. An abundance of available projects is unquestionably a good thing, but the industry’s positive momentum is exposing one of its most serious issues – the lack of a skilled work force. While manufacturers, distributors and company owners are beginning to invest in recruiting measures, keeping those new faces on staff will be the next challenge. So, what can your company do to ensure that new hires stick around to receive their five-, 10-Read More

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Where is my audience?

Selecting the right social media platform is just as important the content you post on it “We’ve gotta be on social media!” Raise your hand if someone has uttered this phrase during a staff meeting. No longer dismissed as a flash in the pan or millennial trend, cultivating a social media presence is something that all companies – from mom-and-pop bakeries to Fortune 500 enterprises – need to do. It’s a strategy that makes sense. According to the Pew ResearchRead More

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What’s the big b****ing deal?

So, we started a blog. Big deal, right? Well, we hope so, because Construction Publications, Inc. (CPI) has a vault of interesting and informative content. If you search for “why blog?” on the Internet, a long list of sites will pop up that offer a myriad of reasons. We’ll tell you up front why we have a blog. CPI wants to help you build better relationships with your customers and make your marketing more effective. For us, blogging is aRead More

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