Fall Prevention and Safety
JAN 30, 2020 construction, risk management
Fall Prevention and Safety Millions of people are treated for fall-related injuries every year. They’re also the third leading cause of injury-related deaths and one of the most common claims received by Amerisure. The good news? Falls are preventable with a few simple precautions. Read More
How Does the Internet of Things Support Proactive Safety?
JAN 22, 2020 construction, technologies, technology
How Does the Internet of Things Support Proactive Safety? ​According to the National Safety Council, a workplace injury occurs every seven seconds. That adds up to more than 4,500,000 injuries every year. While companies can use traditional measures to counteract these risks, technology is making it easier to keep workers safe and understand patterns of loss. Read More
Buy Smart: Purchasing Used Machinery
JAN 13, 2020 construction
Buy Smart: Purchasing Used Machinery Is your construction company’s budget small, but the need for new equipment is large? If so, perhaps buying used equipment is the right decision for you. This can be a cost-effective option, but there are a few considerations to keep in mind to reduce risk and ensure you’re getting a fair deal. Keep reading to find out what you need to know. Read More
How to Manage Hidden Construction Risks
OCT 24, 2019 construction
How to Manage Hidden Construction Risks Construction can be a challenging industry. Without proper protocols and protection, things can turn costly. Luckily, great tools exist to help simplify the profession. One such tool is commercial general liability insurance — which is a great way to stay protected against some of the hidden dangers faced by the construction industry. Read More
What You Need to Know About Mobile Equipment Safety
OCT 04, 2019 construction, risk management
What You Need to Know About Mobile Equipment Safety According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), almost one in four struck-by-vehicle deaths involve construction workers. Moreover, 75 percent of struck-by fatalities in general involve heavy equipment such as trucks or cranes. Read More
Does a Lack of Sleep Increase Jobsite Risk?
SEP 09, 2019 construction
Does a Lack of Sleep Increase Jobsite Risk? ​Most people will agree; on days you feel well-rested you’re more productive, happier and ready to take on whatever challenges come your way. But, what about days you struggled to get a good night’s sleep? Lethargy, lack of focus and physical symptoms like a headache, are just a few of the consequences that come to mind. Read More
​Heavy Machinery Safety
AUG 26, 2019 construction
​Heavy Machinery Safety On the jobsite, you’re likely to encounter many different types of machinery, each with its own set of best practices. While all equipment requires care, heavy machinery often needs extra attention. Check out the tips below to avoid injuries and property damage when operating heavy machinery. Read More
Keep Cool, Stay Safe: Tips for High Temperatures
JUL 15, 2019 construction, risk management
Keep Cool, Stay Safe: Tips for High Temperatures The heat is dangerous for everyone, but even more so for workers who have to spend hours at a time outside. Occupations in which you have to work in the heat make you more susceptible to heat related illness, so here are some tips to make sure you stay safe while soaking in the sun’s rays. Read More
The Best Apps for Construction Productivity
JUL 09, 2019 construction
The Best Apps for Construction Productivity ​A jobsite has numerous moving parts, and keeping the project on-task takes plenty of coordination. New technologies have the ability to streamline processes, enhance organizational capabilities and mobilize administrative tasks. Check out some of the coolest apps below: Read More
How to Prevent and Manage Workplace Injuries ​The National Safety Council estimates that a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds and, in 2017 alone, 104 million work days were lost due to work-related injuries. Read More
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