Chain Saw Safety

Operating a chain saw is inherently hazardous. Potential injuries can be minimized by using proper personal protective equipment and safe operating procedures. Check out these OSHA QUICKCARD tips: Before Starting a Chain Saw Check controls, chain tension, and all bolts and handles to ensure that they are functioning properly and that they are adjusted according…

Generation Next: Empowering Perpetuation of Your Business

Transitioning a business is an intentional process. If done well, perpetuation will empower the next generation to carry on a legacy. Only 30 percent of family businesses survive to the next generation—a stark statistic when you consider the lifetime that owners dedicate to nurturing their companies, providing employment, and giving back to their communities. What…

Town of Ocean City Updates Building Codes

The Planning and Community Development Department of Ocean City has made the following important changes to their building codes/requirements: Effective 10/7/2019 – Town has adopted the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) Effective 1/1/2020 – Town will strictly enforce the flat roof insulation requirements in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) For more information, visit the…

Interview Questions—What Not to Ask

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has strict laws in place to protect job candidates and employees from discrimination. You should avoid asking job interview questions about age, disability, genetic information, race or ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, having children, pregnancy, or planning to start a family. Here…