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What are the top accident reasons in the construction industry?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 4,821 people lost their lives due to on-the-job accidents in 2014, and 17 percent of those fatal accidents involved contractors. Many of those contractors would have been on construction sites, and numerous noncontracted employees on construction sites were also included in that number. To help keep yourself safe when working in construction, it helps to understand the biggest risks.

What is specific performance?

Specific performance is a term related to contracts law, and it could be applicable to contracts between property owners and construction contractors. It could also be applicable when you are dealing with real estate transactions in the context of a construction project.

Is your building prepared for a disaster?

September is officially National Preparedness Month, and the United States Geological Survey has published links to a number of pages with helpful information about preparing for emergency conditions. Emergency issues that can arise in California include earthquakes, wild fires, flooding from El Nino and even tsunami issues on the coast.

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