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The Salvation Army Holiday Toy Drive

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Baker Concrete has giving co-workers who offer assistance to those in need. It’s what we do, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because we care.  A few years ago, a company-wide solicitation for ideas on a charity to support company-wide was distributed.  The response was… Read More

Safety Tips for Working Outside in the Cold

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Winter is coming, and that means job sites across the U.S. will be getting colder, windier, and wetter. Anyone working in the cold—even the hardiest concrete construction warriors—could be at risk of hypothermia, frostbite, or worse.   Safety comes first. When working outdoors this winter, be aware of these common… Read More

Hand Safety

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We are now ten years into our Incident and Injury Free journey, and because of your dedication and commitment, our results continue to improve. We had 294 incidents when we started in 2007. By contrast, 2016 ended with 34 incidents—an amazing 12 percent of our original number. While that shows… Read More

5 Tips to Make Life Smoother at Work and Home

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Work-life balance affects everyone, including those of us in the concrete construction industry. We’re all juggling paid work with caring for our families. That may include young children, aging parents, or spouses dealing with an illness. With those long, irregular hours we sometimes have to put in, there’s a risk… Read More

A Comprehensive Resource of Construction Safety Tips from Atlantic Training

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Staying safe on the job site is our top priority. These great tips from Atlantic Training serve as a reminder to co-workers about staying safe at work. Using Your Tools Use the proper tool for the designated task Frequent use of inadequate or poorly designed equipment will eventually lead to… Read More

After Harvey and Irma, Baker Team Pulls Together

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Baker co-workers and projects are busy rebounding from the effects of two powerful hurricanes over the past few weeks. Harvey’s flooding hit our Texas folks particularly hard, followed by Irma, affecting homes and job sites throughout Florida.   Although some schedules were delayed, Baker projects in… Read More

Hurricane Harvey Update: Recovery Is Underway

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It’s been just over a week since Hurricane Harvey slammed into the coast of Texas, dumping record amounts of rain on Houston and its neighbors. Huge sections of the fourth largest US city remain underwater, and some places in Houston may be uninhabitable for weeks or… Read More

Signs and Prevention Methods for Heat Stress

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It’s August. It’s hot. And the physical demands of the concrete construction industry are high. The combination of high temperatures and physical labor outdoors increases the risk of heat stress and heat exhaustion exponentially. Luckily, many of the side effects of heat stress are preventable. Here are some tips for… Read More

The Silver Hardhat

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There’s a certain image that people have when they think “construction worker.” Hard hat, steel-toed boots, tools of the trade, and protective gear—all part of the construction worker’s “brand”. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates there are over 5.6 million individuals who work in the construction… Read More

Health Tips for Concrete Construction Warriors

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In today’s busy world, individuals are often sacrificing their health and wellness in order to accomplish more. Too many people are avoiding exercise, eating a poor diet, not getting enough sleep each night, and even ignoring their bodies signs of stress. Here are some tips that co-workers can use to… Read More

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