Rethinking How to Identify and Promote Leaders in the Field

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 11/6/17 8:00 AM

What are mechanical and sheet metal contractors hungry for? New ways to train and equip their leaders, make their crews more productive, and get rid of paper for good. 

That’s what the Rhumbix crew heard first-hand in conversations with attendees at the 2017 SMACNA Annual Convention. The event was attended by more than 1,500 people in leadership roles at small to mid-size companies, and a large majority of them stopped by our booth on the show floor to talk.

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Topics: Construction Management, Workers First, Leadership

The Power of the Mo’: Raising Awareness for Men’s Health

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 10/31/17 8:00 AM

November first marks the beginning of the Movember Campaign to raise awareness for men’s health. What started as a 30-day challenge made by 30 guys to grow a moustache has grown to a global movement of more than five million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas making an impact on men’s health.

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Topics: Craft Workers, Workers First

Resources for Complying with OSHA’s Silica Rule

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 9/20/17 9:00 AM

OSHA’s new safety standards on the permissible level of crystalline silica goes in effect on September 23. Originally set for an enforcement date of June 23, the ruling was delayed three months for a variety of reasons including the transition to a new presidential administration and appointment of Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta.

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Topics: Workplace Safety, Craft Workers, Workers First

Foreman of the Future and NFL Hall-of-Famer

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 8/17/17 9:24 AM

Every day before sunrise, more than 500 workers put on their hard hats and work boots and head to the new Transbay Transit Center project in San Francisco to continue to build what will be a significant improvement to the city’s public transportation infrastructure. The Center will connect eight Bay Area counties and 11 transportation systems, and includes a rooftop park complete with trails, recreation space, and an amphitheatre.

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Topics: Workplace Safety, Craft Workers, Workers First, Foreman of the Future

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