The construction industry has a tendency to drop the ball when it comes to training employees.
Most times, new workers are thrown into the mix and expected to absorb what other workers are doing. Then they get shifted to another task and are expected to pick that up as best they can. The results can be disastrous, especially if the workers they’re learning from are using unsafe practices.
In this episode of The Dirt, host Bryan Furnace proposes a better way: intentional cross-training. An equipment operator, Furnace has seen firsthand that time spent on cross-training is not time wasted. It can not only boost workers’ productivity but also their morale.
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