Employee Training

There was so much information to absorb at this year’s show! And there are more resources online to help you catch up on anything you missed.

Can you really dig down to the essence of a matter and explain it in simple, understandable terms?

OSHA is delaying its deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by one year until November 10, 2018.

OSHA’s new crystalline silica standard, which went into effect on September 23, has raised many questions for framers. 

This is the second time in a decade Trussway employees have saved a life on the job.

Change can be difficult, but managers and workers must realize that, when changes in safety requirements occur, it’s always in the best interest of the worker. All injuries in the work place are preventable; there is no excuse for a worker to sustain an injury in modern construction.

Safety tips aren’t hard to find, but putting them into practice depends on strategic thinking about creating a safety culture.

High temperatures and humidity combined with heavy physical labor can lead to serious illness and even death. Without proper hydration and rest in the shade, your body temperature can rise to unsafe levels and cause heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. Prevent heat illness by keeping four simple things in mind: Water. Rest. Shade. Watch. 

Last June, Truss Components of Washington started doing something unconventional: holding regular meetings of production, design and office employees. General Manager Chad Johnson and Production Manager William Blankenship reflected on their six-month-old experiment, sharing why and how they brought these groups together and what the meetings have accomplished.


What are the qualifications (if any) required to be considered a truss technician?