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Your go-to source for our latest pieces discussing industry trends, best practices, business tips, and more.

Accidents can happen at any workplace. By adhering to these safety procedures and preventative actions, you can prevent accidents from happening in your organization and ensure employee wellbeing.

Have or want to start a career in the plumbing industry? Read our 25 plumbing industry statistics and trends for 2021 before getting started.

A lot of science, engineering, and tech companies today are focusing on either developing or perfecting new sanitizing inventions. While infectious diseases have always been a concern, the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to society’s need for viable ways to kill pathogens.

Tackling a home construction project can be incredibly rewarding. You’ll have the opportunity to build something with your own hands. And, you can use your creativity to design a unique piece of furniture or architectural feature that complements your personal style—or your client’s style.

As a contractor, you know that no two projects are the same. They each have their own challenges, and formulating a smart and effective way to manage these projects is critical to meeting deadlines and budgets, as well as growing your construction business.

From bitter cold to high winds, those that work in the field face severe situations. During long days, workers need to have the right resources to protect themselves. A variety of gear is necessary to survive these surroundings.

Safety is a critical part of any workplace. Some risks and hazards can result in workplace injuries. To minimize these, safety training for personnel is a necessity for your organization. There are many ways to deploy training, and the use of online videos is growing.

Every business should have a written safety manual. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages all employers to make safety a priority in the workplace and clearly communicate standard procedures to employees.

Strategic purchasing, also known as strategic sourcing, is the process of procuring what your business needs in the most efficient way possible. An organization that doesn’t take a strategic approach to procurement risks overspending and wasting manpower.

Managing a fleet of vehicles requires preparation. Beyond maintaining the fleet and tracking those assets, fleet managers must also have procedures in place for emergencies while on the road. There are critical best practices you should consider to be prepared for an emergency with fleet vehicles.

Today, many construction industry professionals can earn their continuing education units (CEUs) for license renewal through online courses. Not having to attend an in-person class is more convenient for busy plumbers, electricians, and other contractors.

With the shift away from work premises and traditional routines, it’s natural to have concerns about time management and productivity—will employees be as productive and engaged at home?