Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the world. Even though it accounts for only 3% of all jobs in America, construction accidents account for 10% of all workplace injuries and fatalities. That's why companies must take extra precautions to ensure their employees stay safe—especially if they want to avoid paying hefty fines and other penalties. Here are some best practices that will help you keep your workers compliant with OSHA regulations:
Now, as we return to a “new normal” and workers begin returning to the office or becoming comfortable in hybrid environments, some companies want to revert back to their pre-pandemic operations. However, is this truly the best decision? Or should they analyze what has worked and what can be done to improve their current operations?
As a construction company, it can be difficult to find and retain qualified contractors and it has only become harder with the recent industry labor shortage. So, you have probably already asked, “how do I find these workers?”, “how do I attract them to my company?”, or “once they are hired, how do I keep them happy?”.
Have you ever accidentally hired a criminal? No one wants to hire bad actors, as it hurts both your company’s reputation but also can lead to problems down the line that you never even imagined. Often, background screening and drug testing processes are too complex and sometimes because of this, it’s just easier to skip it altogether.
It goes without saying that the current pandemic, and the resulting public and private policies that were enacted to deal with it, has disrupted and transformed every aspect of work in the past two years. As workplaces shuttered, production slowed, and workforces struggled to cope with new realities and mandates, no industry was left untouched by the pandemic. The construction industry was no exception to these challenges; a study completed in October of 2020 found that construction had the highest rate of infection out of all industries surveyed. To this day, construction companies are still coping to adapt to the post-COVID world and all of its ramifications.