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.
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.
Trench Safety Stand Down Week
Always with an eye to keep worksites safe, the National Utility Contractor’s Association (NUCA) – with the full support of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – recognizes June 19 to 24, 2017 as Trench Safety Stand Down Week. What does this mean? The NUCA is asking all contractors, municipalities, military and others involved with trenching operations to talk directly to employees and others about trench safety and excavation hazards.
The Importance of National Safe and Sound Week
Safety and health programs play a vital part in any business, but especially in industries such as construction and manufacturing. To help bring awareness to the importance of safety and health at the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is spearheading the inaugural Safe + Sound Week this June 12-18, 2017. Over 70 employee- and safety-related organizations are supporting this worthy endeavor.
3 Steps to Take Now for Hurricane Season
The Atlantic hurricane season has officially started, and Amerisure knows you can never be too prepared, too early. Businesses shouldn’t wait for a hurricane warning to start thinking about the preparations, processes and provisions needed to not only survive, but to keep things running as smoothly as possible if a hurricane does hit.
MAY 18, 2017
Dave Galbraith, AVP, Loss Control Technical Lead
construction, risk management
Tags: Compensation, Construction, Control, Loss, Management, Manufacturing, Risk, Workers
Amerisure Supports Distracted Driving Awareness Month
If you feel cellphone-related driving accidents are appearing more and more frequently in the news, you’d be correct. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), 3,477 people were killed and 391,000 were injured in 2015 due to distracted driving. That translates to nearly ten people killed and more than one thousand injured each day. When it comes to work-related deaths, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause, accounting for over 35,000 deaths per year in the U.S.