100 Years of Hard Hats
MAR 25, 2019 Ed Sowers, Risk Management Specialist construction, risk management
100 Years of Hard Hats ​When World War I came to a close, E.W. Bullard returned to the United States with very few possessions but a steel helmet. Upon his arrival home, he presented this headwear to his father, the owner of E.D. Bullard Company, as an alternative to the leather safety hats they manufactured.  From there, the modern hard hat was born. Read More
Prepare for Success with Emerging Technologies
JAN 24, 2019 Dave Galbraith, AVP Risk Management construction, market trends, risk management Tags: Emerging Technology, Insurance, Internet of Things, IoT, Pilot Program
Prepare for Success with Emerging Technologies Have you considered investing in emerging technologies that could support your risk management efforts and prepare your company for future success? As a construction business owner, the decision to invest in emerging technologies is not an easy one. It’s no secret new technologies bring some concerns. The solution? A cost-sharing pilot program with your insurance carrier. Read More
Shine Bright Using Metal Halide Lights Have you ever wondered what’s responsible for the bright lighting in commercial areas? Most often, metal halide or mercury vapor lights are responsible for the glow. Read More
Analyzing Risk: Santa's Safety
DEC 13, 2018 risk management Tags: Christmas, risk management, safety, santa
Analyzing Risk: Santa's Safety The holidays are a busy time of year, but no one has more to do than the man in the big red suit. From production to delivery, Santa has the biggest job of all — and such a large operation comes with many safety risks.  Read More
Distracted Driving is Basically Multitasking - but Worse It’s easy to get behind the wheel and seemingly arrive at your destination without feeling like any time has passed. Once you’ve driven a route frequently, it almost becomes automatic. Read More
Breathe Easy. Protect Yourself from Respirable Silica.

Though it’s inert in everyday contexts, crystalline silica is harmful to health when it is crushed, ground, drilled, or used in other industrial processes. During these processes, dust particles are produced, and some of the very fine particles are known as respirable crystalline silica (RCS).

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Distracted Driving is an Expensive Risk
OCT 22, 2018 Dave Galbraith, AVP Risk Management risk management Tags: distracted, distracted driving, driving, expensive, risk
Distracted Driving is an Expensive Risk The average cost of a distracted driving accident is alarming. Numerous sources and statistics consider the total cost of a non-fatal injury accident to be approximately $65,000. What’s even more alarming is how quickly this average can elevate. Read More
Safety First – MIOSHA’s New Commitment to Workplace Safety and Health
OCT 17, 2018 risk management
Safety First – MIOSHA’s New Commitment to Workplace Safety and Health The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) recently announced that employers with up to 250 employees can apply for a matching grant of up to $5,000 to make improvements in their workplace safety and health. Read More
The Importance of a Distracted Driving Policy The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 391,000 people were injured in 2015 from motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. Distracted driving is any activity that diverts our attention from driving, including eating or drinking, talking or texting on a cell phone, or using a navigation system. Read More
Driver Safety Tips for the Back-to-School Season
AUG 27, 2018 risk management
Driver Safety Tips for the Back-to-School Season Come September, there are a few startling statistics to consider if your employees drive near school zones. Read More
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