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OSHA COVID-19 Safety Recommendations for Construction Workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an important regulatory agency for any type of workplace employee.1 This includes skilled traders workers, such as electricians, welders, pipefitters and HVAC techs.2 Operating under the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA has created and enforced standards for safe workplace conditions since 1970.1 Now, in 2020, OSHA has […]

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Working in a Pandemic: Electricians Adapt to New Safety Guidelines

Even in a pandemic, an electrical system in a home or business can need repair. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security considers electricians “essential workers.”* These workers conduct a range of operations necessary to continue critical infrastructure operations.1* How are COVID-19 rules and regulations affecting how electricians do their jobs? Why Electricians Are Essential Workers* […]

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4 Changes COVID-19 Could Bring to the Construction Industry

COVID-19 has changed a lot of things: how we socialize, how we grocery shop, and especially how we work.1 The construction industry is no exeception.2 What can aspiring electricians, students in welding training and other young men and women preparing for careers in construction expect in the coming months? No one can predict the future, […]

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4 Construction Trends to Track in 2019

Are you considering enrolling in a welding program or electrician training to prepare for a career in the construction trades?[1] Maybe you’re already fusing the steel beams for new skyscrapers or wiring major commercial buildings.[2][3] In either case, wouldn’t you want to know about changes coming your way? High-tech gear improving safety on worksites,[4] skilled […]

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America’s Skilled Trades Shortage: 2019 Update

Around the world, welding machines are left unmanned, electrical systems unwired and pipes disconnected. Why? Companies can’t find workers with the right skills. Forty-five percent of employers globally report struggling to fill skilled positions, indicates the latest Manpower “Solving the Talent Shortage Survey.” For the first time in the U.S., there are more job listings […]

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The State of Construction and Welding in California

Major construction projects usually mean lots of job opportunities for welders—jobs that involve cutting, joining and shaping metal parts needed for buildings and other structures. And it just so happens that California has many construction projects under way, which could be appealing for entry-level welders. In fact, only three other states in the country hired […]

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Construction Jobs Booming in Orlando, Florida

The Orlando construction industry has been booming for a few years now. For example, in 2016, Orlando saw a 40-percent growth in single-family housing construction compared to 2015.[1] Various big constructions projects planned in the Orlando area for this year and beyond, too. Orlando is a major tourist destination, so a lot of these new […]

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