Creating and Maintaining a Substance Abuse-free Workplace
FEB 19, 2018 Dave Galbraith, AVP Loss Control construction, loss control
Creating and Maintaining a Substance Abuse-free Workplace The U.S. construction market is the second largest in the world, employing over 8 million workers with private construction, and spending over $687 billion. Considering the critical impact the construction market has on the economy, businesses, employers, employees and the general public; creating and maintaining a drug-free workplace makes good business sense. Read More
American Heart Month – Reduce Heart Disease Risks in the Workplace
FEB 16, 2018
American Heart Month – Reduce Heart Disease Risks in the Workplace

For 53 years, American Heart Month has sought to raise awareness of heart health and prevent heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for more than 17.9 million deaths each year. That number is expected to increase to more than 23.6 million by 2030.

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Are More Manufacturing Jobs Returning to the U.S.?
FEB 14, 2018 manufacturing, market trends
Are More Manufacturing Jobs Returning to the U.S.? It wasn’t very long ago that the U.S. was the largest manufacturing country in the world. That all changed, however, when China took over the title in 2010 – and it’s been there ever since. The good news is the U.S. is positioned to retake the number one spot again by the end of this decade. Read More
National Burn Awareness Week: Burn Prevention Tips
FEB 06, 2018 loss control, workers compensation
National Burn Awareness Week: Burn Prevention Tips

National Burn Awareness Week is February 4-10 this year. Although burn prevention isn’t always top-of-mind at work, we know that employee safety is of upmost concern for any employer.

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Pros and Cons of 3-D Printing in Manufacturing
JAN 25, 2018 manufacturing
Pros and Cons of 3-D Printing in Manufacturing 3-D printers. By now, we’ve all seen them in action and have a grasp of their capabilities for personal use. But on a professional level, 3-D printers have the potential to entirely disrupt and reshape the manufacturing industry. Think tank McKinsey Global Institute research predicts that the 3-D printing market could have an impact of nearly $550 billion per year by 2025. Read More
The Real Cost of Distracted Driving
JAN 23, 2018 loss control
The Real Cost of Distracted Driving Businesses know that fleet accidents and other vehicle accidents at work can cost money and sometimes lives. This blog focuses on how one of our policyholders was faced with the real cost of distracted driving at their company. Read More
January is National Radon Action Month
JAN 11, 2018 healthcare, manufacturing, loss control
January is National Radon Action Month January is National Radon Action Month. When we think of radon risk, we usually think of testing our homes for the dangerous gas. But any building where people are going to spend any major amount of time – residential or commercial – should be tested to make sure it’s safe. Read More
The New Electronic Logging Device Requirement Explained
JAN 04, 2018 Ed Sowers, Amerisure Risk Management Specialist loss control
The New Electronic Logging Device Requirement Explained The electronic logging device (ELD) rule, implemented by the United States Department of Transportation as part of MAP-21, is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers. Effective December 18, 2017, many motor carriers operating interstate are now required to use an ELD, in lieu of paper hours of service (HOS) logs. Read More
Back-Saving Tips for Lifting and Bending Safely
DEC 28, 2017 construction, manufacturing, loss control
Back-Saving Tips for Lifting and Bending Safely Do you know what one of the leading causes for missed work days is? Lifting and bending work-related injuries. If fact, they account for 34 percent of all work-related injuries each year. Most of these types of injuries are due to overexertion and gradual trauma of the back or shoulders from incorrect and unsafe lifting techniques. Read More
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Smart Concrete
DEC 26, 2017 construction
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Smart Concrete Recent research and development have led to interesting results in the concrete world. The world’s most common construction material may be on the verge of a revolutionary change: smart concrete that can actually heal itself. Read More
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