Don’t Let OSHA’s New Rule for Working in Confined Spaces Catch You Unaware
SEP 08, 2015 Brought to you by Amerisure construction, workers compensation, understanding insurance
Don’t Let OSHA’s New Rule for Working in Confined Spaces Catch You Unaware Earlier last month, OSHA (The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration) added a new subpart to its rule governing employees working in confined spaces in construction. This is the first time OSHA has addressed this issue in 22 years. Read More
What is "Construction Defect" and Why All the Fuss?
JUN 17, 2015 Paul Lipscomb, J.D. CIC, Sr Product Market Analyst construction, insurance claims, property & casualty, understanding insurance
What is "Construction Defect" and Why All the Fuss? Construction Defect is a two-word phrase that has taken on a life of its own over the past 20 years. To be clear, construction defect claims have existed ever since construction projects began, but the construction boom of the 1990's dramatically increased the amount of construction defect claims that made their way into the courts. So what is construction defect and why all the fuss? Read More
Addressing the Talent Shortage in U.S. Construction & Manufacturing
JUN 05, 2015 Paul Lipscomb, J.D. CIC, Sr Product Market Analyst construction, manufacturing, market trends
Addressing the Talent Shortage in U.S. Construction & Manufacturing Solutions to Attract and Retain Skilled Workers
U.S. economic recovery continues to improve at a slow yet steady pace. The news is good for the construction and manufacturing industries, but behind the optimism lies a significant challenge – a lack of skilled workers. Read More
Spring Has Sprung - and So Have Your Job Site Pollution Risks
APR 17, 2015 Brought to you by Amerisure construction, general liability
Spring Has Sprung - and So Have Your Job Site Pollution Risks As spring returns, so do the sounds of progress: shovels breaking ground, front-end loaders dumping fill dirt into heavy haulers, and construction workers opening the tailgates of their pickups at job sites. The return of spring of course also means rain, often resulting in project delays, other job challenges, and something more substantial – yet often overlooked: exposure to pollution. Read More
Building on Disaster: Four Construction Accidents that Shook the World
JAN 09, 2015 Brought to you by Amerisure construction, risk management, insurance claims
Building on Disaster: Four Construction Accidents that Shook the World For as long as people have been dreaming and building, the construction industry has also been fraught with peril for anyone unlucky enough to be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Read More
What You Need to Know About Cold Stress
DEC 31, 2014 Brought to you by Amerisure construction, workers compensation, risk management
What You Need to Know About Cold Stress In order to ensure a safe working environment, mitigate risk and prevent workers' compensation insurance claims, it is important that the elements of cold stress are understood. Read More
Reduce Occupational Hazards Via Construction Crane Safety
DEC 22, 2014 Brought to you by Amerisure construction, workers compensation, risk management
Reduce Occupational Hazards Via Construction Crane Safety While the construction industry is inherently risky, employers have a number of effective, affordable methods to prevent on-the-job accidents and limit the amount of workers' compensation insurance claims. Read More
A Brief History of the Forklift: From Good Idea to Indispensable Tool Today, it’s nearly impossible to enter any manufacturing or warehouse facility in the country without encountering a forklift truck. Developed in the early 20th century, forklifts have become an indispensable link in a business toolchain with sales that today account for nearly $33 billion annually. Read More
Hiring and Safety Closely Tied in Construction Industry
DEC 02, 2014 Brought to you by Amerisure construction, risk management
Hiring and Safety Closely Tied in Construction Industry Having the right employees in place is a smart call for any employer, but few industries rely on quality workers more than construction when it comes to overall health and safety. Read More
Why a Clean Construction Site Must be a Top Priority
DEC 01, 2014 Brought to you by Amerisure construction, workers compensation, risk management
Why a Clean Construction Site Must be a Top Priority Each construction site has its share of debris, dust, toxic byproducts and other waste that can not only get in the way, but act as a health and safety risk. Read More
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