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How Lake Charles is prepping for historic workforce challenges

Some would say it’s a good problem to have. Southwest Louisiana has about $44 billion in industrial investment under construction and more is coming...

Toolbox Talks: Millennials to the rescue

When it comes to safety, millennials will be better than the rest of us. I’ll explain. Recently, Dr. Magdy Akladios, department chair of Physical and...

Toolbox Talks: Quit wasting time checking boxes

“The boss will be doing safety observations today.” What do you think your workers' immediate reaction is to that statement? Unless you work in a...

Number of Louisiana high school graduates with industry credentials triples

More than one in five Louisiana students now graduate from high school with a career diploma and technical education credentials, according to new statistics...

155 graduate from ABC Pelican Chapter’s training center

Some 155 students graduated last week from the Pelican Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Baton Rouge Training Center after completing craft training programs in...

Toolbox Tips: Three things to avoid when observing on the job site

If the company you work for doesn’t have your last name on it—in other words, you’re not  in the family business—then you likely had...

The workforce challenge: ‘We need engaged talent’

Trey Crawford is vice president of Grady Crawford Construction and chairman of Associated Builders and Contractors-Pelican Chapter. Through his own company’s experience and his...

The exhaustion epidemic: Mitigating fatigue-related hazards

Blame it on Thomas Edison. His invention of the light bulb some 140 years ago led to a monumental shift in cultural norms, and...
Georgia-Pacific

Industrial firms recruiting laid-off Georgia-Pacific workers

Dozens of south Louisiana industrial companies are reaching out to express interest in hiring some of the 650 local Georgia-Pacific employees who will be laid...

Toolbox Talks: Hope is not a safety strategy; nor is whack-a-mole

What is the typical strategy for eliminating errors? Most of the time it’s whack-a-mole: Find out who made the mistake, knock ‘em over the...

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