Compact Equipment

SEP 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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www.compactequip.com 19 1. Establish concern for the employee. 2. Observe behaviors without judgment. 3. Express empathy. 4. Invite to dialogue. 5. Collaborate on a solution. Connecting with an at-risk employee who is demon- strating any combination of the behaviors listed opens the door to at least two positive outcomes. First, you as a supervisor earn the influence to prompt the employee to seek help and support. If your organization has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), you can encourage him or her to seek help there. Secondly, sometimes an empathetic inquiry is all that is needed to open up the kind of ongoing dialogue that can address grievances and correct problems. This will also make the employee more open to suggestion that, in the absence of an EAP, he or she seek help from an outside source. Preventing workplace violence is about breaking the chain of events that lead up to it. Early and effective engagement, even if it seems uncomfortable, can preserve the safety of your entire workplace. Gary Sheely is a tactical confrontation specialist focus- ing on workplace violence issues. He can be reached at garys@safetyinstitute.com . The American Rental Association (ARA), for the second quarter in a row, is projecting larger increas- es in revenue almost across the board for the equip- ment and event rental industry, just like it did in the previous five-year forecast released in May. The July 2018 forecast from ARA Rentalytics calls for total U.S. rental revenue of $53.04 billion in 2018, up 7.6 percent, and then growing 5.8 percent in 2019, 5.9 percent in 2020, 5.1 percent in 2021 and 4.7 percent in 2022 to reach $65.4 billion. The May forecast called for total U.S. rental rev- enue of $52.3 billion in 2018 growing to $64.1 bil- lion in 2022. According to ARA Rentalytics, construction and industrial equipment rentals continue to account for the bulk of revenue in equipment and event rental and now is expected to reach $37.15 billion in 2018, up 8.3 percent over last year. General tool rental revenue in 2018 is forecast to be $12.49 bil- lion, up 5.4 percent. Party and event revenue is ex- pected to reach $3.4 billion in 2018, up 8.8 percent. ARA RENTAL REVENUE FORECAST STRENGTHENS

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