Author: Debbie Szwast

Thanks to everyone who participated, including: Advantage Contractors Solutions - Carolynn Defano, Dan Doyle, Tom Zarembka Monarch Construction - Noelle D'Ambrosio Parksite - Len Strahanoski Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/ Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Russ Mangialardi RCEC/HBAGC - Cathy Kirin...

[gallery columns="5" ids="379,373,372,371,370"] At its annual holiday party in November, the Residential Construction Employers Council (RCEC) along with the Residential Home Builders Alliance (RHBA) raised more than $10,000 in donations for High School District 211’s Building Trades Program. “As members of the building community, we are pleased...

Everyone involved in welding operations must take necessary precautions to prevent fires, explosions, or personal injuries. Even for small or routine jobs, you should always follow established safety procedures and resist the temptation to take shortcuts. As with any job activity, you will have hazards involved....

Performing maintenance work while using a powered platform presents special hazards. One type of hazard is walking and working surfaces where the potential for falls exists. Maintaining a safe work atmosphere on a powered platform involves proper inspection and maintenance, as well as a thorough understanding...

When signs, signals, and barricades do not provide enough protection for operations on highway or street construction, then flaggers or other traffic controls must be provided. Because flagging exposes the flagger to traffic— the number one cause of death for highway construction sites—the use of...