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Women in the Trades Come Together

Women made up 9 percent of the total construction workforce in 2015 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the labor shortage becomes more acute across all sectors, including glazing, women could play a vital role in growing … Continue reading

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Despite Monthly Dip, Specialty Trades Employment Still Trending Up

The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests employment in the glass and glazing industry continues to expand. The nonresidential specialty trade contractors category, which include glaziers, ironworkers and other building exterior contractors, saw a 0.3-percent dip … Continue reading

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Report: “Caught-in/between” Fatalities on the Rise, Injuries Declining

The number of “caught-in/between” (CIB) fatalities of construction workers, which includes glaziers, has increased 33.3 percent from 2011 to 2015, according to a recent report by CPWR. The increase surpassed the 26.1-percent growth rate of overall fatalities during that time, … Continue reading

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Ironworker Safety Supervisor Course in Works at IW/IMPACT

Safety should be a major priority on all jobsites, but accidents still happen. To prevent jobsite accidents, the Iron Workers and the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) are developing a Ironworker Safety Supervisor Course to educate supervisors about their … Continue reading

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January Newscast: IMPACT Gives Insight and a Tour of the Ironworkers Union HQ

The Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) gave us some insight into how the nonprofit works to facilitate communication between ironworkers and contractors. Plus, Kenny Waugh, IMPACT’s director of industry liaisons, took us on a tour of the union’s … Continue reading

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