Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Distracted Driving Prevention Means Sharing the Road
MAY 24, 2018 risk management
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Distracted Driving Prevention Means Sharing the Road

Warmer weather usually means more motorcycles on the road – which means drivers need to be even more diligent when behind the wheel. In 2015, 4,976 motorcyclists were killed — up eight percent from 2014. Due to the vulnerability of the riders, motorcyclist fatalities happen nearly 29 times more often than passenger car occupant fatalities in traffic crashes.

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How State Laws Impact Distracted Driving Policies
APR 23, 2018 risk management
How State Laws Impact Distracted Driving Policies Many companies already have a cellphone or handheld device policy in place, or are planning on implementing one soon. Either way, you’ll want to review related state laws within your operating states to see if your policy is in compliance with those laws. Read More
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
Can Technology Help Prevent Distracted Driving?
MAR 16, 2018 risk management
Can Technology Help Prevent Distracted Driving?

As users of newer iPhones will tell you, the blockage of cellphone use isn’t on the horizon – it’s already here. If you have an iPhone 6 or newer and you’ve been diligent about updating your iOS, you’ve by now experienced its default Do Not Disturb feature that stops cellphone usage when driving. Fleet business owners and others are taking notice of these cellphone blocker trends.

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Burn Prevention Tips
FEB 06, 2018 risk management, workers compensation
Burn Prevention Tips

Although burn prevention isn’t always top-of-mind at work, we know that employee safety is of upmost concern for any employer.

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Fleet Telematics – Improving Driver Safety and Bottom Lines
OCT 16, 2017 manufacturing, risk management
Fleet Telematics – Improving Driver Safety and Bottom Lines You’d think in this day and age of self-driving vehicles, commercial driver safety would be on the rise. Wrong. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of fatalities in large truck crashes increased 22 percent between 2009 and 2015. Read More
How Are Drones Impacting the Insurance Industry?
AUG 23, 2017 construction, risk management, technology
How Are Drones Impacting the Insurance Industry?

Drones – unmanned aerial vehicles that are piloted using a remote control or a computer – have been dubbed the next “disruptive technology.” The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has already issued over 770,000 drone authorizations for commercial use in the first 18 months since the registry first began. They’re already being tested for package delivery by UPS and Amazon – and Oscar Mayer even has an official WeinerDrone to potentially deliver their product to remote areas.

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Telematics Can Help Reduce Accidents and Improve Fleet Efficiency
JUL 27, 2017 insurance claims, risk management
Telematics Can Help Reduce Accidents and Improve Fleet Efficiency

Imagine being able to reduce your company’s vehicle accident rate by as much as 50% through GPS technology. That’s what Amerisure policyholders participating in a pilot program have experienced as a result of telematics.

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Preventing Nail Gun Injuries on Construction Sites
JUL 21, 2017 construction, risk management
Preventing Nail Gun Injuries on Construction Sites

On construction sites, nail guns are used regularly to enhance productivity. If used improperly, however, a nail gun can cause serious injuries, landing a worker in the hospital. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nail guns are responsible for approximately 37,000 emergency room visits each year. It is estimated that nearly 70 percent of these injuries involve workers.

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Onshoring Operations: Tips to Keep Risks from Hitting Home

A trend among U.S.-based manufacturers is the onshoring or “reshoring” of production operations. Over the last several years, more companies have opted to bring some of their offshore activities back home. This trend is likely to accelerate if Congress takes up the administration’s pledge to create more domestic manufacturing jobs.

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