Dirt Talk Blog
The Dirt Talk blog features opinions on hot topics affecting the earthmoving, land clearing, and demo industries.
May 20, 2013
Improving the reporting of near-misses on a jobsite is a great way to increase the safety performance of your organization, says a peer-reviewed article in the May issue of the Professional Safety Journal.Read More
Latest Trends in Wage and Hour Compliance
May 13, 2013
Over the past six years or so, wage and hour lawsuits have become, if not commonplace, more prevalent.Read More
May 7, 2013
It has truly been my pleasure contributing regularly to the Dirt Talk blog for over two years now, and I hope that most of you feel the same way when reading my contributions.Read More
April 29, 2013
The NLRB is traditionally composed of five members: three members from the party in the White House and two members from the other. However, throughout the first term of the Obama administration and continuing into the current term, the NLRB has been far from traditional.
April 18, 2013
Your firm has won a bid on an important new job – congratulations! Now it’s time to get to work. But how can you ensure that your crew works as safely and productively as possible? A bit of training before you start moving dirt can go a long way.
April 10, 2013
In the months following a disaster, whether natural or man-made, it’s typically a good time to review how the aftermath was handled and what could’ve been done differently beforehand, in order to be more prepared if a similar disaster were to ever happen again.Read More
April 9, 2013
Hiring can be an expensive, time-consuming process, so employers want to make sure they get it right the first time. Background checks represent a key tool in ensuring the people hired are trustworthy and have the skills, experience and education they claim to possess.
April 8, 2013
Each insurance underwriter/underwriting firm has its own guidelines when issuing bonds; that is to say, there's no official guide to contract bonding. This blog post will serve to explore some general misconceptions related to bonding throughout the construction industry.Read More
April 1, 2013
While many equipment operators and laborers have been eagerly waiting for the nice weather and a full-time return to work, now is the time to prepare and make sure that return to work is a safe one. As we should never forget the importance of safety, it’s time to conduct a safety spring cleaning so that all will go smoothly when the busy warm weather months finally arrive. Read More
March 19, 2013
When you hire a new person to work as an operator, you invest time in training them. But what happens after that? If you’re like most contractors, you just let them get to work. However, your experienced operators may not be as productive as they could be.