Falling Object Safety During Outdoor Work
AUG 03, 2020 construction, risk management
Falling Object Safety During Outdoor Work “Struck By” is a leading cause of fatal and non-fatal worker accidents, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s also one of OSHA’s “Fatal Four” causes of construction deaths. Learn what you can do on your job sites to minimize this enormous and expensive risk. Read More
Digging and Excavation Tips for the Summer
JUL 30, 2020 construction, risk management
Digging and Excavation Tips for the Summer In the heat of the summer, you may be tempted to start a digging or excavation project without following OSHA safety guidelines. Don’t. Read More
Technology for Road Construction
MAY 29, 2020 technology, construction, risk management
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. Read More
Jobsite Safety for Rising Temperatures
MAY 08, 2020 construction, risk management
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. Read More
Fall Prevention and Safety
JAN 30, 2020 construction, risk management
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. Read More
How Does the Internet of Things Support Proactive Safety?
JAN 22, 2020 technologies, technology, construction
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. Read More
Buy Smart: Purchasing Used Machinery
JAN 13, 2020 construction
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. Read More
How to Manage Hidden Construction Risks
OCT 24, 2019 construction
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. Read More
What You Need to Know About Mobile Equipment Safety
OCT 04, 2019 construction, risk management
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. Read More
Does a Lack of Sleep Increase Jobsite Risk?
SEP 09, 2019 construction
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. Read More
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