|By: Andrew Ronchi, Published July 12, 2016; Construction Executive
With three million nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses occurring in 2014 alone, which is a $250 billion problem in the United States, the importance of risk reduction and the implementation of mitigation strategies is recognized in any industry.
Of course, this is particularly relevant for the construction industry, composed of anything from small companies to large multi-nationals that are faced with ensuring the health and safety of their workers.
But how to do this effectively is another matter.
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|Published July 8, 2016 - AGC of America
Industry Association Officials Say Prompt Passage of Bill to Reform and Increase Funding for Career and Technical Education is Needed Step in Preparing Students for High-Paying Career Path in Construction
Construction employment was unchanged from May to June, but an increase in hourly pay and longer workweeks, along with shrinking numbers of unemployed construction workers, suggest contractors would hire more workers if they were available, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the lack of available qualified workers for firms to hire appears to be holding back employment growth and urged Congress to pass legislation to reform and increase funding for career and technical education.