Posted By: John L. on September 13, 2018 in Contractor
Contractors should always be looking for ways to be more efficient, both on the job site and in the office. One key element in being productive is having your construction vehicles set up properly. This can have a profound effect, especially when construction projects are farther away from your office and shop.
Posted By: John L. on August 15, 2018 in Contractor
The construction industry has changed in many ways from when I started in 1976, but one thing that has not changed is that great employees are often a key factor in a company’s success. I describe great employees as those who are professional in several areas.
Posted By: John L. on July 3, 2018 in Contractor
Because construction projects are often in less controlled environments than other work places, it can require a greater awareness. Having a competent person on site who understands the dangers and is able to identify those situations can help younger employees and those new to the industry.
Posted By: John L. on June 21, 2018 in Contractor
Last week, I was in Chicago with Steve Miller, one of our senior loss control representatives. Steve and I have been working on a small project we call “5-word safety messages.” Basically, because people tend to remember phrases or statements with five or fewer words, we decided to develop a list of simple safety messages that would be easy to remember.

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