Pros and Cons of 3-D Printing in Manufacturing
JAN 25, 2018 manufacturing
Pros and Cons of 3-D Printing in Manufacturing 3-D printers. By now, we’ve all seen them in action and have a grasp of their capabilities for personal use. But on a professional level, 3-D printers have the potential to entirely disrupt and reshape the manufacturing industry. Think tank McKinsey Global Institute research predicts that the 3-D printing market could have an impact of nearly $550 billion per year by 2025. Read More
The Real Cost of Distracted Driving
JAN 23, 2018
The Real Cost of Distracted Driving Businesses know that fleet accidents and other vehicle accidents at work can cost money and sometimes lives. This blog focuses on how one of our policyholders was faced with the real cost of distracted driving at their company. Read More
January is National Radon Action Month
JAN 11, 2018 healthcare, manufacturing
January is National Radon Action Month January is National Radon Action Month. When we think of radon risk, we usually think of testing our homes for the dangerous gas. But any building where people are going to spend any major amount of time – residential or commercial – should be tested to make sure it’s safe. Read More
The New Electronic Logging Device Requirement Explained
JAN 04, 2018 Ed Sowers, Amerisure Risk Management Specialist
The New Electronic Logging Device Requirement Explained The electronic logging device (ELD) rule, implemented by the United States Department of Transportation as part of MAP-21, is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers. Effective December 18, 2017, many motor carriers operating interstate are now required to use an ELD, in lieu of paper hours of service (HOS) logs. 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
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Smart Concrete
DEC 26, 2017 construction
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Smart Concrete Recent research and development have led to interesting results in the concrete world. The world’s most common construction material may be on the verge of a revolutionary change: smart concrete that can actually heal itself. Read More
Portable Heaters on Construction Jobsites
DEC 18, 2017 construction
Portable Heaters on Construction Jobsites When colder months approach throughout the country, we begin to see various types of portable heaters on construction jobsites. While heaters can take many shapes and sizes, and use different types of fuel, they all come with many of the same hazards. Read More
Signal Your Way to Safety: What to Know About Crane Operations and Signals
DEC 14, 2017 construction
Signal Your Way to Safety: What to Know About Crane Operations and Signals Fatalities from crane accidents are increasing every year, and it is your responsibility to protect your workers from these avoidable tragedies. Properly inspecting the crane at your worksite before use is only half the battle, it is equally important that you and your workers are aware of crane operations and hand signals. Knowing these important protocols can help your workers safely operate and work around a crane in use. Read More
6 Winter Driving Safety Tips
DEC 13, 2017
6 Winter Driving Safety Tips Driving in severe winter weather is dangerous, even for the most experienced drivers. With winter just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your fleet drivers to stay safe on snow-covered roads. Read More
Protecting Workers from Cold Stress
DEC 11, 2017 construction
Protecting Workers from Cold Stress Every winter, thousands of people die from exposure to frigid temperatures. Between 2006-2010, 63 percent of weather-related fatalities were due to cold exposure. People who work outdoors during the winter are especially at risk. Make sure your workers know the dangers of cold exposure and how to protect themselves from common cold illnesses.
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