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Krysten Powers

Krysten is the marketing content writer for HCSS. She is an LSU grad and a Houston native with experience in the construction, steel fabrication, and emergency services industries.

Latest Articles

W. Webber’s Utilities Division Uses HeavyBid to Build Master Estimates

June 15, 2016
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When estimator Syd Jones was searching for a new job across the country, he had one firm condition.

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XL Industrial Services: Safety Culture Shift After Six Months

When XL Industrial Services, Inc. implemented HCSS Safety, the company’s main goal was to eliminate some frustrating paperwork issues.

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XL Industrial Services Wins Indiana Safety Award with HCSS Safety

April 14, 2016
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XL Industrial Services, Inc. credits one thing to its recent big safety award victory.

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Construction Industry Challenging OSHA's New Silica Rule

April 13, 2016
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The construction industry has taken a stand against a one of the most long-awaited and controversial Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules to be released in years.

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Immigrant Workers Face Disproportionate Safety Risk

March 3, 2016
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A recent feature story from the New York Times went in-depth on the safety and health strugglesof New York City's construction industry, which has wide implications for construction workers around the country. In "Safety Lapses and Deaths Amid a Building Boom in New York," reporter David Chen details disturbingly similar trends in incident reports and lawsuits involving construction deaths in the city for the past two years. In diving deeper into these official statements, with the help of hundreds of interviews, Chen found a persistent culture of safety ignorance among industry leaders.

"Time and again, in thousands of pages of safety reports, handwritten notes, crude drawings, lawsuits and other documents, as well as interviews with the workers' relatives and friends, the same issues emerged," Chen wrote. "In many of the projects, a premium was placed on speed, causing workers to take dangerous shortcuts."

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Construction Work Among Highest Risk for Injury

March 1, 2016
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One of the latest annual reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has troubling news for the construction industry. In the latest installment of the report on "Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away from Work," the BLS found that construction laborers were among the top 10 occupations for the highest injury and illness rates. This provides specific and unquestionable data that demonstrates how important construction safety systems are on the job..

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HCSS, AGC to Partner with Keene State to Create Construction Safety Program

January 6, 2016
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Construction is facing a drastic shortage of qualified workers in all aspects of the industry. But one of the most desperate needs in all of construction is for safety professionals.

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Snow, Ice Can Cause Construction Safety Concerns

January 4, 2016
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New Silica Rules Could Make Huge Impact on Construction Safety

December 28, 2015
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The long-fought battle between over silica exposure and protections for construction workers might soon come to a head.

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HCSS GPS Can Help Contractors Recover Lost Equipment

December 21, 2015
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When S.T. Wooten discovered one of its broom tractors had been stolen from a job site, Jed Hudson of the construction services and materials company called HCSS asking for assistance.

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