Beat the Heat: 10 Tips to Stay Cool While Working in the Hot Weather

On a perfect day, working outside can seem like a bonus. But perfect days are rare. In the winter, you have to fight the cold. And then there’s the summer, when things can get even worse. To protect your health and stay productive, it’s important to find ways to stay cool while working in hot weather.   Hot days can cause significant discomfort. Sweating for eight hours in the hot sun isn’t exactly fun, unless it’s part of a beach vacation. But extreme heat can cause more than just an unpleasant day at work. The stifling temperature can pose a significant safety issue… Read more »

Looking for a Construction Job? Then You Must Do This

Looking at the news, it sometimes seems like all jobs are going to go to robots eventually. They’re taking over manufacturing. They’re moving into transport, with self-driving cars poised to eliminate jobs for taxi drivers and truckers. This might make the outlook for construction seem bleak – just another industry poised for automation. But the truth is more complicated. Construction is still a vibrant business. The latest data from the U.S. Labor Department shows the construction industry has been adding 37,000 jobs a month since late last year. Meanwhile, the White House just proposed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, which… Read more »