7 Tips to Prevent Hand Injuries on the Job

When it comes to safety on the job site, the risk to your hands shouldn’t be overlooked. The hands are the most frequently injured part of the body. And in the oil and gas industry alone, hand injuries account for about one-third of all accidents. When most people think of hand injuries, they think of power tools. But hand injuries can be caused by many hazards - from pinch points and sharp objects to corrosives,…

RigUp Hiring Up to 350 Solar Professionals for Austin-area Project

Creating hundreds of local jobs to bring clean power to 25,000 homes Sept. 9, 2020 AUSTIN, TX - RigUp is excited to support construction of the Pflugerville Solar Project, helping staff up to 350 Austin-area jobs with skilled tradesmen who have previous solar and large scale construction experience.  The Pflugerville Solar Project is owned by Recurrent Energy, a leading utility-scale solar and storage project developer. Recurrent Energy signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Austin Energy…

Putting Solar Professionals to Work in Central Texas

Powering a Positive Energy Solution In Our Own Backyard RigUp is excited to support construction of the Pflugerville Solar Project helping staff up to 350 Austin-area jobs with skilled tradesmen who have previous solar and large scale construction experience.  Our hiring specialists are now looking for experienced professionals for immediate support of this project. If you or anybody in your professional network are interested, please apply at the link below.   Who We’re Hiring: -Construction and…

RigUp adds expertise to TWC forum on industry training during COVID-19

 What training is needed for the petroleum and alternative energy industries to thrive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? That was the focal point of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Upskill Forum, featuring Ron Nickelson, RigUp’s Head of Solar, along with the following expert panelists: -Brooke Polk, Director of Program Development and Technology at the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) -Linda Head, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor at Lone Star College -Tracee Herring,…

Latest News on Enhanced Unemployment Benefits

RigUp is committed to keeping you informed. We know it can be hard to keep track of what resources are available to you amid ongoing economic uncertainty. As of August 1, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance of $600 for eligible workers under the CARES Act has expired. But workers in some states who were originally eligible for these benefits may now benefit from additional funding allocated under a recent Presidential Memoranda.   How the Program Works…

Simple Ways to Improve Job Site Safety

At RigUp, safety is always our top priority. When it comes to the job site, it’s important each worker does their part to create a safe environment. One of the easiest ways to promote job site safety is by simply being aware of your surroundings. While that may seem obvious, there are many common distractions that can lead to preventable safety incidents. These can include things like loud noises, conversations with coworkers, multitasking, rushing to…

RigUp Debuts “Creating Opportunity” Car at NASCAR’s Kentucky Speedway

NASCAR driver Austin Dillon hit the Kentucky Speedway in the RigUp Chevrolet on Sunday, finishing 13th in a dramatic race that saw four cautions in the final 37 laps. The special No. 3 RigUp car is part of an ongoing partnership between RigUp, Dillon, and Richard Childress Racing. In Sunday’s race, the RigUp car sported a special message: “Creating Opportunity”. The message highlights RigUp’s commitment to upskilling and training programs, which offer skilled workers additional…

7 Benefits to Staying Hydrated on the Job Site

You’ve probably heard that you should be drinking 8 glasses of water (about half a gallon) per day. This general rule of thumb is intended as a guide to help keep the body running smoothly and prevent dehydration. But for those working outdoors during peak summer heat, this advice is especially important. In fact, extreme heat and heat-related illnesses are one of the leading causes of weather-related deaths in the United States. Heat stress is…

3 Ways RigUp Has Your Back as the Oil & Gas Market Evolves

A Partner You Can Trust. At RigUp, we believe in putting our workers first. It’s why we offer one of the lowest split rates in the industry along with better insurance at a lower cost to you. We’re constantly prioritizing the needs of our workforce and developing solutions that create a better experience for everyone in the field.  But as the oil & gas industry continues to evolve, consolidate, and recover, many firms are now…

Staying Safe & Sanitized on the Job Site

Hand Sanitizer is an important part of killing germs, but it can also be a fire hazard. Here are some tips to keep your worksite safe while killing germs.  With the ongoing concern over COVID-19 at job sites around the world, it’s become extremely important for workers to maintain the highest level of hygiene to stay safe and healthy. Unsurprisingly, these precautions have also led to an increased use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, due to…

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