With the construction industry booming, employers need help in the safety arena now more than ever. While the industry may be booming, finding skilled workers to fill much-needed positions, unfortunately, continues to be a challenge.
As we work to attract young people into the trades and retain existing workers who might be seeking alternative career paths, it’s important to make sure everyone knows about your commitment to safety.
ROII was proud to have sponsored the Spokane Homebuilders Association's second annual Frame Your Future Workforce Development Camp by providing safety glasses, gloves, hard hats, and other safety gear to the young people participating in the event. We wanted to ensure that these young future builders had the right gear to stay safe in their careers and provide them with lifelong safety habits.
The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) recently announced new emergency rules related to Wildfire Smoke and Heat Exposure for Washington businesses and their employees. In response to the initial rule proposals, BIAW and other business groups weighed in and raised concerns about the need for, and legality of, “emergency” rules in these two areas. L&I essentially ignored this input and proceeded ahead as planned.