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  1. Tips for Nail Gun Safety Part 4

    Nail guns are powerful tools, but they are also small, common, and easily dismissed. When workers become too casual about how they handle nail guns or have not been properly trained in the first place, injuries may occur. In Part 1 of this four-part article, we went over some nail gun injury statistics. In Part 2, we dissected how most nail gun injuries happen. In Part 3, we began the discussion on how to proactively…

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  2. Tips for Nail Gun Safety Part 3

    Proper nail gun handling is a critical part of maintaining a safe jobsite, as these small but powerful tools cause an estimated 37,000 emergency room visits each year. In Part 1 of this four-part article, we covered a variety of nail gun injury statistics. In Part 2, we dissected how most nail gun injuries happen. In Part 3 and Part 4 of this article, we will discuss how to proactively prevent nail gun injuries and…

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  3. Tips for Nail Gun Safety Part 2

    Proper nail gun safety could help prevent an estimated 37,000 emergency room visits each year. In Part 1 of this four-part series, we went over nail gun injury statistics. Today we will cover how nail gun injuries most frequently occur. Part 3 and Part 4 will provide nail gun injury prevention tips. How Do Nail Gun Injuries Happen? One of the most crucial steps in prevention is education. From the standpoint of a Florida roofing…

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  4. Tips for Nail Gun Safety Part 1

    Any construction professional knows how much the use of nail guns expedites a project. The powerful, simple-to-operate tool has been an industry game changer for years now. But despite their presence as a longstanding construction staple, nail gun safety has not been generally mastered. In fact, nail guns are responsible for a whopping 37,000 emergency room visits each year, according to estimates published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute…

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  5. New Website Could Change the Game for Roofing Contractors

    With a few simple clicks of the keyboard, negative reviews on the internet can potentially destroy a business. Because of the simplicity and impersonal nature of web review sites like Yelp and Angie’s List, an unfair negative review could potentially cost a roofing contractor potential revenue, opportunities to work on future projects, and may lead to their need for a roofing lawyer in Florida to dispute these allegations. New Website Looks to Warn Contractors Although…

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  6. Increasing Productivity and Combating Absenteeism Part 2

    Increased productivity and minimal absenteeism may as well be synonymous with revenue. In Part 1 of this article, we covered how communication and making workers feel valued increases productivity. Today our Tennessee roofing attorneys will discuss some additional tips. Invest in the Right Equipment A choice piece of equipment can save labor hours while drastically increasing productivity. Investing in new equipment may be daunting when you look at the price tag. When it comes to…

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  7. Increasing Productivity and Combating Absenteeism Part 1

    High productivity and minimal absenteeism are desirable goals in any industry, but they are especially important in roofing. Anyone who works in construction knows it is imperative to meet deadlines. Requesting extra time can result in contract disputes and potentially require the retainment of an Illinois roofing attorney. This is the first of a two-part article on boosting productivity and combating absenteeism; the second half can be found here. Facilitate Communication One of the best…

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  8. How Women Are Changing the Roofing Industry

    Construction has always been a male-dominated field. Women currently make up nine percent of the construction industry, which is a small percentage when compared with other industries. Even fewer women work in the roofing industry specifically; statistics from 2014 reveal that only 0.5 percent of U.S. roofers are female. However, an increasing number of women are stepping up to the plate. Our Georgia roofing attorneys are here to discuss how female workers and leaders are…

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  9. Inspecting Roofs for Safety Prior to Beginning Work

    Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Those who work in roofing are even more likely to be severely injured or killed. It is critical that roofing companies raise awareness about fall hazards and mitigate fall risks by performing roof safety inspections and providing roofers with the proper roof safety equipment. Below are some areas to focus on when evaluating a roof for safety. Ladders Structures without interior stairs or a…

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  10. Who Will Fill the Labor Void in the Roofing Industry?

    Prior to 2006, the construction industry had a surplus of workers. Post-recession, however, millions of construction jobs were eliminated. The industry has recovered from the recession, but not many are jumping at the opportunity to work in construction these days. According to an Associated General Contractors of America survey, 69 percent of Texas contractors are having trouble finding skilled and qualified workers. The labor shortage can have a profound effect on the roofing industry, namely…

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