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Contract & Commercial Management – Future role and direction

16 January 2019 / 9:00 Business environment continues to change at a rapid pace and many of those changes are of direct and immediate relevance to contracting and commercial management. Thus, the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM) has published an interesting report on future role and directions for the profession, drawing from […]

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Four Essential Truths for IoT Success

Remember stories about executives in the mid ‘90s who had their assistants print emails and put them in a neat pile on their desks? They used the new tech, but limited its usefulness by forcing it into their existing mindset. There’s an important moral to the story regarding the Internet of Things (IoT): No matter […]

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Accident Prevention Begins with a Conversation

Have you ever asked the question, “What else can I do to improve our safety culture?” The answer may be in your next conversation. One of the most common safety weaknesses I see in organizations is a lack of management engagement with employees. As a general rule, leaders support safety wholeheartedly from behind a computer […]

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OSHA Promotes Fall Protection Resources

With falls leading OSHA’s top 10 list of violations year after year, the agency is bolstering its efforts to increase awareness about its fall prevention resources. The agency has developed a collection of compliance assistance resources to address falls in the workplace, the leading cause of worker fatality in the construction industry. These resources, which continue […]

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Webinar: Opioids/Cannabis Workplace Drug Testing: What Should Employers Know?

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019Time: 11:00 a.m. EST (GMT -5, New York)Duration: 1 HourEvent Type: Live WebinarCost: Free Register Today!  Description The opioid crisis has escalated dramatically in the past decade across the country, and those affected may also be your employees.  At the same time, the marijuana legalization movement has grown, and a number […]

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Disaster Planning Should Include Employment Laws

There are many manuals and publications about what companies should do to plan for natural and manmade disasters, from preparing for infrastructure disruptions to communicating with employees and the public. Another requirement is that management must maintain awareness of their responsibility for adhering to employment laws and regulations even in the face of crisis. “How […]

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Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) – An Action Guide for Leaders

14 January 2019 / 9:00 The construction industry has suffered from a productivity decline during the last two decades: “Globally, construction sector labour-productivity growth averaged 1 percent a year over the past two decades, compared with 2.8 percent for the total world economy and 3.6 percent for manufacturing. In a sample of countries analysed, less than 25 percent of […]

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OSHA Cites USPS for Heat-Related Fatality

In July 2018, a sweltering heat wave hit California led to the state’s hottest month in 124 years of recorded history. A 63-year-old Woodland Hills, Calif. mail carrier was found dead in a postal vehicle one record-setting 117-degree-Fahrenheit day that month. The United States Postal Service (USPS) now is facing $149,664 in fines for not […]