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Diamonds on the Job: Understanding Concrete Cutting

Thicker, stronger, and heavier than most materials, concrete requires skill, precision, special equipment, and serious safety measures to cut. Just about every construction or renovation job calls for concrete cutting in one form or another, usually by diamond-tipped blades of varying design. In this work, accuracy is key and safety is critical. Here are five things to know about the…

Let’s Hear It for Women in Construction!

ODG and firms nationwide will celebrate Women in Construction Week March 5-11.   Seventy years ago, in Fort Worth, Texas, 16 women working in the overwhelmingly male construction industry formed a networking group that, two years later, became a national organization that is still going strong today.   The National Association of Women in Construction, chartered in 1955, now supports more than…

Thank You for Your Commitment to Safety!

At ODG “Safety First” aren’t just words, it’s how we do business. Our safety team at ODG has continued to do an amazing job at ensuring that our field technicians are on the job safely. As our headcount grows, the safety team has adjusted to providing more training than ever. When safe work practices are prioritized, the results are reduced…

Virginia’s Scaffolding Experts

Like other ubiquitous sights, buildings wrapped in scaffolding have become invisible to most of us. The concept, though, is transformative – fast, adaptable access for multiple workers to structures of any height or shape. Scaffolding enables construction, cleaning, maintenance, or repairs, and, while it may appear as simple as life-sized Tinkertoy sets, erecting it safely and efficiently is complex. Creatively…

ODHS Concludes Successful First Year

Every construction project poses challenges and inherent risks to health and safety, but construction within active healthcare facilities raises risk to another level. Controlling airborne contaminants, infection and noise, while adapting life safety plans are critical, particularly when building or renovation is required near operating rooms or intensive care units. We launched Old Dominion Healthcare Services at the start of…

Five Safety Apps You Need On A Jobsite

When working on a jobsite, safety should be your number one priority. With the availability of cell phones and tablets on job sites, it has never been easier to make sure you and your team are safe on the job with a range of downloadable apps. These apps can provide real time information, safety tips, and opportunities for safety education….

Three Asbestos Facts You Need To Know

When you hear the word “asbestos”, what do you think? Do images of mold, possible sickness, and a long and expensive clean up come to mind? Not to worry, understanding asbestos is key to keeping your home or business safe from dangerous exposure. Here are three facts about asbestos: ASBESTOS IS ALL AROUND US You heard that right, there are…

Connecting with Tomorrow’s Talent

As a student approaches high school graduation, they are faced with perhaps one of the most important decisions of their early life: What to do next. For generations, it was believed that a four-year degree was the most surefire path to career success and stability. For the past 40 years enrollment in four-year climbed and climbed, but so did the…