10 Ways to Protect Workers in Confined Spaces
For many people, the term “confined spaces” instills a feeling of claustrophobia – while for others, it’s just another day on the job. On a jobsite, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines a confined space as an enclosed area that may not necessarily be designed for people, but is large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. Examples of confined spaces include: manholes, storm drains, sewer systems, crawl spaces, heating/air conditioning ducts, storage tanks and elevator pits.
Top Ten Fall Protection Misuses
Fall protection in construction is critical to protecting workers from serious injury or death. One form of fall protection is the personal fall arrest system (PFAS). The use of PFASs is so prevalent with our construction policyholders, it's easy to overlook the most common misuses of the equipment.
Electrical Power Safety Checklist
The dangers associated with electricity and electrical power are more common and serious than we often realize. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), about five workers are electrocuted on a weekly basis. Very little electricity is needed to cause a great deal of harm, so it is vital to take the necessary precautions to prevent injuries.
Demolition Safety 101
Despite the close relationship between demolition and construction, demolition comes with different hazards and requires additional precautionary measures to ensure workers’ safety.
Preparing Your Business for a Hurricane
When a hurricane watch is in effect, do you know what steps you should take to protect your construction business? The actions you take in the 72 hours leading up to a hurricane are crucial for reducing risks of damage to your company.
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.
What’s Hurting Your Workers?
Many work injuries are preventable when you know what to expect and have the proper equipment, training and awareness. Knowing the most common injuries and how they occur can help you prepare, train and advise your employees about how to stay safe on the job.
Heat Safety: Protect Your Workers and Their Rights
It’s clear that heat safety is important and that there are measures that can and should be taken by workers and employers alike, but it’s sometimes not as a clear why
heat can be so dangerous and what rights workers have to a safe workplace. This makes it crucial for you to understand your responsibilities to protect and educate your employees about heat safety.