Creating a Culture of Worksite Safety

Construction workers can sometimes feel like Merle Haggard singing the Working Man Blues, “working as long as my two hands are fit to use.” But as committed as laborers and technicians are, even the hardest working employee can stumble into disaster if safety precautions are not being closely followed on the jobsite.

In some ways, danger is an inherent part of a job that requires working at great heights and operating powerful machinery. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in five worker deaths in the U.S. is in construction. However, supervisors and businesses are responsible for keeping workers safe by lowering risk whenever possible. That’s why it’s so concerning that while safety best practices are widely known throughout the industry, few of those precautions are systematically adopted by the majority of contracting firms. Continue reading “Creating a Culture of Worksite Safety”

What’s the Deal with Peer-to-Peer Equipment Rentals?

We ride in other people’s cars with Uber and Lyft. We stay in other people’s apartments and houses through Airbnb. It makes sense that we might also rent heavy equipment from one another. In fact, this is a growing trend, as many contractors, technicians, and other industry professionals are beginning to engage in peer-to-peer rentals. Because thousands of pieces of equipment are available to rent on Equipment Trader everyday, we thought we’d dig deeper to find out What’s the Deal with Peer-to-Peer Equipment Rentals!! Continue reading “What’s the Deal with Peer-to-Peer Equipment Rentals?”