Technology for Road Construction
Road construction risks the lives of drivers and workers on a daily basis. In fact, work zone fatalities for drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists are all on the rise.
Jobsite Safety for Rising Temperatures
Construction workers face a variety of risks on a daily basis. Many are obvious, such as slips, trips and falls; heavy lifting and large, moving vehicles. However, not all risks are this clear to see. One of the most dangerous and often overlooked hazards is heat.
Fall Prevention and Safety
Millions of people are treated for fall-related injuries every year. They’re also the third leading cause of injury-related deaths and one of the most common claims received by Amerisure. The good news? Falls are preventable with a few simple precautions.
How Does the Internet of Things Support Proactive Safety?
According to the National Safety Council, a workplace injury occurs every seven seconds. That adds up to more than 4,500,000 injuries every year. While companies can use traditional measures to counteract these risks, technology is making it easier to keep workers safe and understand patterns of loss.
Buy Smart: Purchasing Used Machinery
Is your construction company’s budget small, but the need for new equipment is large? If so, perhaps buying used equipment is the right decision for you. This can be a cost-effective option, but there are a few considerations to keep in mind to reduce risk and ensure you’re getting a fair deal. Keep reading to find out what you need to know.
How to Manage Hidden Construction Risks
Construction can be a challenging industry. Without proper protocols and protection, things can turn costly. Luckily, great tools exist to help simplify the profession. One such tool is commercial general liability insurance — which is a great way to stay protected against some of the hidden dangers faced by the construction industry.
What You Need to Know About Mobile Equipment Safety
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), almost one in four struck-by-vehicle deaths involve construction workers. Moreover, 75 percent of struck-by fatalities in general involve heavy equipment such as trucks or cranes.
Does a Lack of Sleep Increase Jobsite Risk?
Most people will agree; on days you feel well-rested you’re more productive, happier and ready to take on whatever challenges come your way. But, what about days you struggled to get a good night’s sleep? Lethargy, lack of focus and physical symptoms like a headache, are just a few of the consequences that come to mind.
Heavy Machinery Safety
On the jobsite, you’re likely to encounter many different types of machinery, each with its own set of best practices. While all equipment requires care, heavy machinery often needs extra attention. Check out the tips below to avoid injuries and property damage when operating heavy machinery.
Keep Cool, Stay Safe: Tips for High Temperatures
The heat is dangerous for everyone, but even more so for workers who have to spend hours at a time outside. Occupations in which you have to work in the heat make you more susceptible to heat related illness, so here are some tips to make sure you stay safe while soaking in the sun’s rays.