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Workplace Burnout: The Newest Occupational Hazard

Do you or your workers ever feel burnt out at work? This isn’t a rare phenomena, but it will have greater implications on the workplace after a recent revision by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO has traditionally defined burnout as a “state of vital exhaustion” pertaining to life-management difficulty. However, this condition is now […]

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What You Need to Know About Foot Injuries

Every day, countless construction professionals spend the workday on their feet performing physical tasks that require a high-level of tact and diligence. Unfortunately, the project site is a hotbed for injuries, and many employers fail to employ the types of quality training programs that help deter workplace injuries. While we often discuss the dangers of […]

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Transferable Skills for Veterans in Construction

With more than 200,000 service members returning to civilian life every year, it’s important to help our veterans ease into industries that prime them for success. Many argue that the construction industry is a natural fit for these workers, and at first glance, it seems like a match made in heaven. Veterans need work that […]

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Only the Construction Industry Can Stop the Infrastructure Crisis

No one in this country is unaffected by the current infrastructure crisis. You see it when you drive past a public school. You worry about it when you drive across a bridge. You can feel it when you drive over a pothole. But there are many facets to our country’s infrastructure, and they are all […]

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Common Plumbing Problems on Completed Construction Projects Part 1

Plumbing is just one of the many facets of a construction project that can cause a construction defect. Defects can emerge shortly after project completion or years later. Regardless of when or where they emerge, construction defects have the potential to bankrupt unsuspecting contractors and construction companies. In this two-part series, a Ft. Myers construction […]

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Pros and Cons of the Gig Economy as Related to the Construction Industry

In 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that over 35 percent of people in the United States were classified as “gig workers.” But what exactly is a gig worker? And how do they relate to the “gig economy” as a whole? According to Merriam-Webster, the gig economy can be defined as “economic activity that […]

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Attracting and Retaining Vets

The construction industry’s labor shortage endemic is pushing contractors to their limit. With a dwindling skilled labor pool, it’s imperative that the construction industry focus on the sources of labor that have made a successful transition into the construction industry in the past, namely, our military veterans. Veterans possess the skills, work ethic, and physical […]

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Lesser-Known Liability Risks Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, the Fort Lauderdale construction attorneys at Cotney Construction Law discussed why every contractor needs general liability insurance and briefly outlined three reasons why contractors should acquire it as soon as possible. Now, we will continue to expand on our reasoning from part one while simultaneously addressing the lesser-known […]

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Lesser-Known Liability Risks Part 1

As a contractor, you’re liable for far more than just the quality of the structures your workforce produces. Contractors are responsible for building to code, ensuring the health and safety of their workers, and following the complex, constantly changing rules governing construction in the United States. It can be a lot to swallow for the […]

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The Impact of Invisible Disabilities on Project Site Safety Part 2

Invisible disabilities include conditions that can’t be identified visually like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. Although these conditions can’t be seen, they can still have a substantial effect on the safety of your project site, especially since you and your workforce may not be cognizant of their existence. Invisible disabilities can lead to perilous […]

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