Hands-On Work is Making a Comeback
SEP 07, 2018 construction, manufacturing, market trends
Hands-On Work is Making a Comeback Over the past 50 years, there has been a sharp decline in the recognition and education of skilled trades. Now, as Baby Boomers begin to retire from the construction, manufacturing and engineering fields, 31 million positions will be open to vocational workers in the next two years. The problem? Skilled trades have been deemphasized for so long that younger generations do not consider this career path. Read More
What is Building Information Modeling (BIM)?
AUG 17, 2018 Dave Galbraith, AVP Risk Management construction
What is Building Information Modeling (BIM)? Used in virtually every business sector, BIM provides real-time building progress Read More
Eight Apps to Help Prevent Distracted Driving
JUL 20, 2018 construction, risk management Tags: amerisure, risk, safety
Eight Apps to Help Prevent Distracted Driving Amerisure’s 2018 Distracted Driving Campaign was created to keep employees and policyholders safe, on and off the job. Today, most people are never without their cellphones. Knowing when to put down the phone and focus on the road is crucial to keeping everyone safe. Check out our favorite distracted driving prevention apps, and do your part to reduce distracted driving. Read More
Chill Out: Keep Employees Cool with Vortex Cooling Vests
JUL 18, 2018 construction
Chill Out: Keep Employees Cool with Vortex Cooling Vests As temperatures begin to rise, keep employees cool with wearable cooling technology
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Growing Pains? Consider Automation
JUL 09, 2018 Dave Galbraith, AVP Risk Management construction, market trends
Growing Pains? Consider Automation Technology has rapidly become an integral part of each day. Due to its vast capabilities, developments have improved all areas of life, including the business sector. Thanks to new technology, the productivity of workers and the efficiency of processes can improve. Read More
Third Annual Trench Safety Stand Down
JUN 21, 2018 construction, risk management
Third Annual Trench Safety Stand Down This week, June 18-23, is the Trench Safety Stand Down, sponsored by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) and the North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA), and supported by the Occupational Safety and Health Association. Read More
Skilled Construction Workers Wanted!
APR 16, 2018 construction
Skilled Construction Workers Wanted! Although there are millions of construction jobs up for grabs, there aren’t enough skilled workers to fill the positions
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Road Work Ahead: Are You Following Safety Protocols?
APR 06, 2018 Todd Bernardoni, RMS and Barbara Blaine, RMS construction, risk management
Road Work Ahead: Are You Following Safety Protocols? When it comes to traffic work zones, drivers, passengers and construction workers are all at risk. In 2016, there were 143 worker fatalities on road construction sites and 635 driver and passenger fatalities in work zones, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, respectively. Read More
Creating and Maintaining a Substance Abuse-free Workplace
FEB 19, 2018 Dave Galbraith, AVP Loss Control construction
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
Back-Saving Tips for Lifting and Bending Safely
DEC 28, 2017 construction, manufacturing
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
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