Silica: The Approaching Storm

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By: Kevin B. Keith, Director of Safety Services, ABC Keystone Preparing for a safety concern is similar to preparing for a weather event. Preparing for anything that can impact your business, your production, and/or your employees can typically feel a bit strange. There are “traps” that exist in the mindset …

The Impacts of a Work Injury

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By: Kevin B. Keith, Director of Safety Services, ABC Keystone Those of you that have been readers of these posts will know that the focus has been on preventing workplace injuries through proactive approaches to safety, having management’s involvement in creating a safety culture, and taking a team approach in …

Keystone Chapter to Offer In-Depth Superintendent Training Program

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*This STP program was developed by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Superintendent skills – or the lack of them – directly affect every company’s bottom line. Superintendent training is the answer to higher efficiency, lower costs, and proper risk management. To meet our members’ needs for high quality …

Growing Your Own – A Staffing Strategy for a Tight Labor Market

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By: Jim Weischedel: Human Resources Consultant at Samaritan Business Consulting It is no secret that many organizations are having difficulty filling staffing vacancies, especially highly skilled positions. The unemployment rate is very low (around 4.3% nationally through July 2017). Many organizations are also growing and expanding, and employees are remaining …

Support Aaron’s Acres: ABC YPs Present the Third Charity Bowl-a-Thon

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By: Catherine Whiteley, Member Services Coordinator The ABC Young Professionals Committee will be supporting Aaron’s Acres this year on Saturday, November 4, at the third charity Bowl-A-Thon.  Aaron’s Acres provides therapeutically based age-appropriate recreational programs directed by specially trained and certified staff for individuals with special needs, ages 5-21. No …