Women in Construction Present an Opportunity to Solve the Labor Shortage

As the construction industry continues to grow, there is a shortage of skilled workers and construction management professionals. The industry is missing the women’s demographic in the search to fill these gaps. Women construction professionals often enter the industry with a keen sense of self-actualization, which fuels elevated performance. Women’s perseverance to succeed in an …

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Jobsite Safety for Women

Approximately 872,000 women currently work in the construction industry, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Labor. Seventy-five percent of those women are in administrative, sales or management positions. This leaves 25 percent of women in the construction workforce exposed to the same daily safety and health risks as their male counterparts; yet, …

Hard Hat Hair

We recently got a question from a reader on how to avoid hardhat hair. There are a few options, and none of them is difficult or expensive, but none of them is going to have  you looking like you just stepped out of a salon. Sorry! Consider it the cost of the job. You can... …

Suit Up, Ladies!

On any job site, whether it's large or small, safety is always a key issue, but safety gear only works if a worker wears it and if it fits correctly. Ill fitting safety gear can actually be more of a hazard than a help. Loose fitting garments can get caught in machinery causing an accident, …