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Help! I am Afraid of a Bee

Within the past few months in my CPR and first aid classes I have had construction workers say they have epinephrine pens because they have severe allergic reactions to bees. What really disturbs me, in one class, one guy said that he told his coworkers where his pen is, and that one bee sting can kill him and his coworkers started making jokes out of it.  This type of allergic reaction is...

What does it mean to be a professional

 

 

What does it mean to be a professional?  Does it mean dressing nice and being overly polite? Does it mean constantly smiling and shaking hands all day? What does being professional mean?

Dressing nice and speaking to people politely are certain things that professionals do. However, those things aren't what makes them a professional. Instead, those are the natural...

Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Advice for Parents Who Need to Get Their Home Ready to Sell

(And Keep It That Way)

 

Selling a home is a full-time job from the time you begin prepping for the sale until you move out. If you’re a busy parent, it may feel impossible, but getting your home ready for sale and keeping it in tip-top shape is doable. There are...

Specifications, Scope of work, Industry Standards, Arizona Workmanship Standards, Building Code, and All the Above

In this article, we will discuss the differences between a job specification, scope of work, industry standards, Arizona workmanship standards, and the building code. Knowing the differences, similarities, and how each applies to your project will help you be a more efficient contractor.

It has been evident to me over the past few years as a roof consultant, that there is much...

Heat Emergencies

This article will describe the differences between a heat emergency and heat stroke and how to be prepared for working in the heat. 

When you took the job in the construction industry, you accepted a situation that puts you outside in the hot, summer heat. If you do not leave your house prepared for working in the heat you could suffer some severe health symptoms. 

Sometimes you...

OSHA rights

This publication provides a general overview of worker rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHAct). This publication does not alter or determine compliance responsibilities which are set forth in OSHA standards and the OSHAct. Moreover, because interpretations and enforcement policy may change over time, for additional guidance on OSHA compliance requirements the reader should...

Arizona Workmanship Standards

Full version attached as a pdf

Every contractor in Arizona is obligated by law to follow the Arizona workmanship standards. Keep in mind that some manufacturers and code may differ, and these are minimum standards. The very bottom of quality standards.

The following are portions of the standards that are relevant to the roofing and waterproofing industry.

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Contractor schools

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Workers rights

Workers' Rights

Workers have the right to:

Working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm. Receive information and training (in a language and vocabulary the worker understands) about workplace hazards, methods to prevent them, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace. Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses. File a complaint asking OSHA to...

Trade Associations

What is a trade association?

Trade association noun an association of people or companies in a particular business or trade organized to promote their common interests.https://www.dictionary.com/browse/trade-association

Why should you join a trade association?

If you care about the industry that feeds you and you want to see it become better and grow. One of the best way...

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