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Follow HCSS Developer on 135-Mile Ultra Marathon through Death Valley

Imagine you’re trapped in the searing hot desert of California with nothing to eat or drink but the amount of water you can hold in two hands and the electrolyte gummies in your pocket. The only...READ MORE

Construction Industry Leads Nation in Workplace Fatalities [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you feel safe at work? While workplaces in general are much safer and healthier today than ever before, there are still far too many fatal accidents occurring in work sites across the United...READ MORE

Caught-In/Between Incidents Pose Major Construction Safety Concerns

Being stuck between a rock and a hard place can take on a whole new, more dangerous meaning in the construction industry. According to OSHA, in 2013 the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 4,101...READ MORE

Mold is a Hidden but Serious Safety Concern for Construction Workers

Mold damage is a common sight in the construction industry. A small plumbing or roof leak can quickly create large areas of mold in a building. The worst cases come from severely neglected buildings...READ MORE

Mobile Work Zones Pose Safety Issues for Road Construction Workers

Whether sweeping a busy freeway or patching potholes on a side street, mobile work zones carry their own types of problems. Roadway construction on its own is a uniquely dangerous job, and trying to...READ MORE

Injury Reporting a Key Employer Responsibility for Construction Safety

When it comes to reporting and keeping records of work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, Employer Responsibilities under OSHA go far beyond a single line on a poster. Report to the...READ MORE

Disaster Recovery Poses Unique Construction Work Zone Safety Issues

After a natural disaster strikes, clearing and repairing basic infrastructure begins immediately. One of the most important tasks is to make sure that the roads and bridges are cleared and repaired...READ MORE

Proper Communication is Key to Keeping Construction Employees Safe

Creating and maintaining a safe working environment goes beyond obvious concerns like fall hazards. A large portion of the employer responsibilities under OSHA focuses on proper communication with...READ MORE

Heat Illness in Construction Can Be Prevented with Water, Rest, Shade

The summertime is when construction companies across the country get the majority of their work done. But it’s also one of the most dangerous times of the year to be outside. The sun beating down...READ MORE

Apps to Help You Manage Your Construction Business

At HCSS, we think our software and mobile apps offer the perfect solutions for your major construction business problems. But we also know you face plenty of smaller issues every day. Managing your...READ MORE

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Follow HCSS Developer on 135-Mile Ultra Marathon through Death Valley

July 24, 2015
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Imagine you’re trapped in the searing hot desert of California with nothing to eat or drink but the amount of water you can hold in two hands and the electrolyte gummies in your pocket.

The only thing protecting you from the sun is the clothing on your body and a funny-looking cap. And the only thing between you and the hot asphalt is a rapidly dissentegrating pair of Hoka Hoka One One running shoes.

Now, imagine you’re in this situation willingly -- for fun, even.

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Construction Industry Leads Nation in Workplace Fatalities [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 15, 2015
Safety /

Do you feel safe at work?

While workplaces in general are much safer and healthier today than ever before, there are still far too many fatal accidents occurring in work sites across the United States.

When OSHA was created in the 1970s, workplaces reported approximately 38 fatal injuries a day. Today that number is down to 12 per day, but no company wants to lose a worker to an on-the-job accident.

READ MORE

Caught-In/Between Incidents Pose Major Construction Safety Concerns

July 1, 2015
Safety /

Being stuck between a rock and a hard place can take on a whole new, more dangerous meaning in the construction industry.

According to OSHA, in 2013 the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 4,101 worker fatalities in private industry. Among those deaths, 828 were construction related -- 20.2 percent of the total.

READ MORE

Mold is a Hidden but Serious Safety Concern for Construction Workers

June 25, 2015
Safety /

Mold damage is a common sight in the construction industry. A small plumbing or roof leak can quickly create large areas of mold in a building.

The worst cases come from severely neglected buildings and in the aftermath of flooding. During the repair or even demolition of buildings that have mold damage, workers can face serious illness if they lack proper training or protective equipment.

READ MORE

Mobile Work Zones Pose Safety Issues for Road Construction Workers

June 24, 2015
Safety /

Whether sweeping a busy freeway or patching potholes on a side street, mobile work zones carry their own types of problems. Roadway construction on its own is a uniquely dangerous job, and trying to stay safe is even harder when the site itself keeps moving.

READ MORE

Injury Reporting a Key Employer Responsibility for Construction Safety

June 23, 2015
Safety /

When it comes to reporting and keeping records of work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, Employer Responsibilities under OSHA go far beyond a single line on a poster.

Report to the nearest OSHA office all work-related fatalities within eight hours, and all work-related inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations and all losses of an eye within 24 hours.

READ MORE

Disaster Recovery Poses Unique Construction Work Zone Safety Issues

June 22, 2015
Safety /

After a natural disaster strikes, clearing and repairing basic infrastructure begins immediately.

One of the most important tasks is to make sure that the roads and bridges are cleared and repaired to allow emergency and repair crews full access to a community.

READ MORE

Proper Communication is Key to Keeping Construction Employees Safe

June 19, 2015
Safety /


Creating and maintaining a safe working environment goes beyond obvious concerns like fall hazards. A large portion of the employer responsibilities under OSHA focuses on proper communication with workers. Safety protocol in the workplace can be followed only if every employee is clear on the specific hazards they may encounter.

READ MORE

Heat Illness in Construction Can Be Prevented with Water, Rest, Shade

June 16, 2015
Safety /

The summertime is when construction companies across the country get the majority of their work done.

But it’s also one of the most dangerous times of the year to be outside. The sun beating down from above, the humidity and/or dry air surrounding work crews, and the reflection off a hot blacktop all combine to conspire against heavy civil workers out in the field, causing heat illness even in those who are used to hot conditions.

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Apps to Help You Manage Your Construction Business

May 29, 2015

At HCSS, we think our software and mobile apps offer the perfect solutions for your major construction business problems. But we also know you face plenty of smaller issues every day.

Managing your construction business can be tough if you don't have the right tools. But the solution might be right at your fingertips. Here are eight phone and tablet applications that can help you take notes in the field, eliminate paper sketches, or even create field markups to make your work life just a little easier.

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