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  • Maintenance Request Helps Earle Asphalt Increase Wrench Time

    Maintenance Request, a new feature in Equipment360, lets you report equipment issues from the job site or the shop. This web app feature saved Brian Cooper, Project Manager for Earle Asphalt...

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  • W. Webber’s Utilities Division Uses HeavyBid to Build Master Estimates

    W. Webber’s Utilities Division Uses HeavyBid to Build Master Estimates

    When estimator Syd Jones was searching for a new job across the country, he had one firm condition.

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  • Which Mobile Device Should I Buy for My Construction Company?

    Which Mobile Device Should I Buy for My Construction Company?

    If you’re wondering what kind of iPad or tablet to buy for your crew, you’re not alone. HCSS customers often ask this question, so to save you from doing the research, here are...

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  • 6 Things to Consider Before Buying Equipment Management Software

    6 Things to Consider Before Buying Equipment Management Software

    If you’re trying to decide whether using fleet management software is the right move, you’re not alone. Buying equipment management software can mean spending a nice chunk of change and...

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  • XL Industrial Services: Safety Culture Shift After Six Months

    XL Industrial Services: Safety Culture Shift After Six Months

    When XL Industrial Services, Inc. implemented HCSS Safety, the company’s main goal was to eliminate some frustrating paperwork issues.

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  • I Might Actually Like Running, Thanks to HCSS

    I Might Actually Like Running, Thanks to HCSS

    The tank top I wore during my last leg of the 2016 Texas Independence Relay sums up my general feelings toward this sport: I HATE RUNNING. But in order to truly understand the...

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  • XL Industrial Services Wins Indiana Safety Award with HCSS Safety

    XL Industrial Services Wins Indiana Safety Award with HCSS Safety

    XL Industrial Services, Inc. credits one thing to its recent big safety award victory.

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  • Construction Industry Challenging OSHA's New Silica Rule

    Construction Industry Challenging OSHA's New Silica Rule

    The construction industry has taken a stand against a one of the most long-awaited and controversial Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules to be released in years.

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  • The Safety Risks of Construction Theft

    The Safety Risks of Construction Theft

    At a construction site in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in September, security camera footage shows a man in a hooded sweatshirt and jeans calmly walking up to a Bobcat steer-sled, entering the...

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  • 5 Simple Steps for Managing Single Bid Items on Multiple Job Sites

    5 Simple Steps for Managing Single Bid Items on Multiple Job Sites

    If you're an estimator who deals with the Department of Transportation (DOT), chances are you've had to manage dozens of single bid items at different job sites. You also know that the...

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  • Immigrant Workers Face Disproportionate Safety Risk

    Immigrant Workers Face Disproportionate Safety Risk

    A recent feature story from the New York Times went in-depth on the safety and health strugglesof New York City's construction industry, which has wide implications for construction...

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  • Construction Work Among Highest Risk for Injury

    Construction Work Among Highest Risk for Injury

    One of the latest annual reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has troubling news for the construction industry. In the latest installment of the report on "Nonfatal Occupational...

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  • Work Shortage May Be Slowing

    Work Shortage May Be Slowing

    Recent data suggests the much-discussed worker shortage may be in the process of easing pressure on the quickly booming construction industry. The question, however, is if this is a...

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  • Green Building Boom Good News for Construction Industry

    Green Building Boom Good News for Construction Industry

    Concern for the environment is becoming more widespread among the general population, and as this trend continues to grow, so does consumer demand for buildings that reflect these...

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  • Six Hidden Dangers on Construction Sites [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Six Hidden Dangers on Construction Sites [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Some of the most dangerous jobs on a construction site are those which seem the most innocuous. The way in which equipment is used and having the right construction safety systems in...

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  • Wearable Technology Gains Traction In Construction

    Wearable Technology Gains Traction In Construction

    If recent trends are any indication, wearable technology is the next frontier in consumer electronics. According to a report from Insurance Journal, it may also represent the newest...

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  • New safety regulations to watch for in 2016

    New safety regulations to watch for in 2016

    By most accounts, 2015 was a busy year for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after it approved the passage of several key pieces of legislation. These changes included...

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  • Workers' compensation underutilized in construction

    Workers' compensation underutilized in construction

    Workers' compensation is common throughout the construction industry, as well as other occupations with a high risk of injury. According to the most recent statistics available from the...

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  • HCSS, AGC to Partner with Keene State to Create Construction Safety Program

    HCSS, AGC to Partner with Keene State to Create Construction Safety Program

    Construction is facing a drastic shortage of qualified workers in all aspects of the industry. But one of the most desperate needs in all of construction is for safety professionals.

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  • Snow, Ice Can Cause Construction Safety Concerns

    Snow, Ice Can Cause Construction Safety Concerns

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