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The construction industry has seen an increase of women on the job site. Year after year, this number continues to grow – but as a primarily male-dominated industry, there are still many things to take into consideration for women.

One of the biggest concerns for women working in the trades is the availability of personal protection equipment (PPE) that is designed with them in mind. PPE is the first line of defense against injury or death on the job site, and without proper equipment, women could be risking injury every time they punch in to work.

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High throughput, low latency, network availability, reliability, and security have always been top priorities in data centers. But the recent wave of technological advances — autonomous cars, augmented reality, 5G, and all the other connected objects of the Internet of Things (IoT) — are taking those priorities to a new level and bringing new challenges to IT system administrators and data center managers.

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From tornadoes and hurricanes to floods, earthquakes, and ice storms, Mother Nature has many ways of threatening your business. When disaster strikes, it’s important to have a predetermined plan in place to minimize downtime, injury, and loss of valuable information. To help you prepare before a catastrophe strikes, consider a three-pronged approach to your disaster plan.

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The number of overdoses in the U.S. is growing at an astonishing rate, it’s estimated that 1.7 million people suffer from substance disorders. As deaths related to the opioid overdose continue to grow, it has reached the point that it’s now causing a decline in the life expectancy of Americans. In 2016 alone there were more than 65,000 killed due to overdoses – that number is higher than the American death rate during the Vietnam War.

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It went from a tropical storm to a category 2 hurricane within hours. Locals who choose to ride it out have done everything they can to prepare – stocked up on all the necessary supplies and boarded up the house. Now all they can do is wait and hope for the best. The big question on everyone’s mind – will I lose power and if so, for how long?

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