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Safety tips for working in the cold

By Laurie Breyer, Brenda Jacklitsch / It is that time of year again when the weather outside can get frightful. Not only does the drop in temperatures make outdoor work uncomfortable, but it can also be very dangerous. People who work in cold environments are at risk of cold stress. As winter weather starts...

Ergonomic Solutions: Small changes make a big difference

Construction work is hard work, and construction workers feel the results.  In one survey, seven out of ten construction workers from 13 trades reported back pain, and nearly a third went to the doctor for it. Some of the most common injuries in construction are the result of job demands that push the human...