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Protecting Our Nation's Workers: Ergonomics Outside the Office

Stephen Bosse | Posted 12.21.2013 | Small Business
Stephen Bosse

Whether it's ergonomic trainings, midday yoga classes, or simply the proper tools, our nation's manufacturing, agriculture, and construction industries can benefit substantially by instituting these policies. A healthy workspace shouldn't be constrained to the office any longer.

Why Obama Should Design Green Building Certifications

Avi Yashchin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Avi Yashchin

Is it appealing to the greatest number of building owners while maintaining tough standards? Is it achieving the scale needed to tackle our urgent environmental challenges?

Cole Stangler

Report Shows Cost Of Poor Safety Standards In Construction Industry | Cole Stangler | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Construction injuries and fatalities cost the state of Maryland more than $700 million between 2008 and 2010, according to a report released Tuesday b...

Put Hardhats to Work With New Infrastructure Spending

David Callahan | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
David Callahan

With interest rates at a historic low, and a huge supply of surplus skilled labor, it's hard to imagine a better time than now for the U.S. to borrow a lot of money to strengthen its infrastructure.

The Exotic Place Where U.S. Construction Workers May Soon Be Finding Jobs

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia is hoping to lure more American plumbers, electricians and construction workers to be employed on Outback projects in...

Buying A New Home Makes Less Sense After Foreclosure Crisis

AP | DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A new home, the dream of many would-be buyers, makes less and less financial sense in many places. A wave of foreclosures has driven...

On Day One, Republicans Cripple Construction Industry

Rep. Joe Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Joe Courtney

It took just hours for the new Republican House majority to craft a dangerous set of rules that threatens not just the way Congress works, but puts American jobs on the line as well.

Haiti's Rebuilding -- The Larger Picture

Eli Attia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eli Attia

As cities continue to grow to sizes unimaginable only a few years ago, slums within these cities grow at twice that pace. Why are we incapable of accommodating the essential need for shelter?

The Great Recession: Will Construction Workers Survive?

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The middle and working-classes have been hammered by the Great Recession and no industry has taken it more on the chin than construction. ...

Stimulus Spending: Construction Workers Cheer Funds

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Willie Fort is a lucky man. Last month he came within a whisker of losing his construction job, but now he is off to Louisiana ...