Nutrition for Job Performance
Mar01

Nutrition for Job Performance

Healthy diet, superfoods, low-fat, high-protein and counting carbs – all buzzwords we have heard on television, read in books, magazines and on the internet. There is a wealth of information concerning nutrition out there that, at times, can seem conflicting and often confusing. So who is right and what is really important when it comes to eating a healthy diet and what impact does this have on your job performance? The answers may...

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Polishing Concrete Floors with a Power Trowel —The WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY and HOW
Mar01

Polishing Concrete Floors with a Power Trowel —The WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY and HOW

As most of us know all too well, the concrete polishing industry changes often and rather quickly. If you don’t stay up-to-date within every six months or so, you’re likely to lose touch with trends and developments that can affect your ability to stay competitive, or even worse, miss an opportunity to even compete in an entirely new market. World of Concrete 2019 had an outstanding turnout and good weather to boot, which made for a...

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Let’s Hire A Vet! Build Your Word-of-Mouth Network
Mar01

Let’s Hire A Vet! Build Your Word-of-Mouth Network

Are you placing job ads, but not attracting the right employees? You’re not alone if you are having this problem. In a national survey of employers by nonprofit Center For America, a majority of employer respondents cited the problem that their job advertisements are not attracting the workers they are looking for. Have you considered focusing on hiring veterans? There are many military veterans returning from overseas who are...

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How to Reduce the Risk of an OSHA Repeat Citation
Dec29

How to Reduce the Risk of an OSHA Repeat Citation

INTRODUCTIONThe Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Act) is enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), who has the duty to inspect workplaces and to issue citations if it determines that an employer is in violation of the Act. Most employers who are cited are frequently tempted to settle a citation quickly at the informal conference for a reduced penalty, rather than contest the citation. Foregoing...

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A Case for Red Meat
Dec29

A Case for Red Meat

To be honest, I had a completely different topic in mind for this issue. I even had about half the article written, when I came across a blog about why and how we should eat red meat. I can’t imagine anything more appropriate to write about when my audience is primarily men and women in construction than red meat, so I started over with this! Fall means hunting season is here in much of the country, and I know there are a lot of...

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H20 – What’s the Magic Number?
Jul05

H20 – What’s the Magic Number?

Sixteen glasses a day. Eight cups a day. Forty percent of your body weight in ounces. Drink when you’re thirsty. Drink when you’re hungry. Drink when you’re sweating. Don’t drink coffee or soda. Don’t drink tap water. Don’t drink bottled water. Don’t drink carbonated water. Does anyone else feel like there is no right way to drink the right amount and right kind of water? How much is enough? How much is too much? With summer quickly...

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