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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JAN 04, 2018
Ed Sowers, Amerisure Risk Management Specialist
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.
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.