On a regular basis, we highlight content posted on other blogs that we feel would benefit our readers. This week's blog highlights include:
Careers in Construction Roadmap
"My generation was put on a college track - a cultural trend that has led to a severe labor shortage," notes Kayleen McCabe, a licensed contractor and producer of videos that teaches trade skills to students. Kayleen talks about an upcoming trip to learn more about others who are making strides on education for the construction industry at the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) blog - read the post here. To learn more about NCCER, check out its site at nccer.org.
Catching Up with the Civil Blog
It's been a while since we last checked in on one of our favorite blogs: civilblog.org. This site regularly posts short tutorials on construction means and methods, encouraging quality and safety. Recent posts include:
OSHA's New Injury and Illness Reporting Rule
OSHA's new rule for electronic reporting takes affect January 1, 2017. The idea is employers will improve safety to reduce the chance of having accidents in order to avoid the need to file a report in the first place. Reports may be made publicly available, which should be a strong deterrent to employers. There are also anti-retaliation protections that go into effect on December 1, 2016. Details on the rule can be found at the OSHA website. Additionally, AGC is hosting a web education session on Monday; click here for details.