10 Ways to Protect Workers in Confined Spaces
OCT 02, 2017 construction
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. Read More
Top Ten Fall Protection Misuses
SEP 27, 2017 construction
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. Read More
Electrical Power Safety Checklist
SEP 25, 2017 construction, manufacturing
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. Read More
Demolition Safety 101
SEP 12, 2017 construction
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.

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Preparing Your Business for a Hurricane
SEP 08, 2017 construction
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. Read More
Coming Soon to a Construction Jobsite Near You: Brick Laying Robots
SEP 05, 2017 Dave Galbraith, AVP Loss Control construction, market trends
Coming Soon to a Construction Jobsite Near You: Brick Laying Robots Many factors have impacted the construction industry's lag in implementing technology and automation over the years. These factors include variations in jobs, harsh working environments, varying raw materials, technology limitations/durability and the availability of skilled labor. 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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Insulated Concrete Has Risks, Benefits for Builders
AUG 11, 2017 construction
Insulated Concrete Has Risks, Benefits for Builders Concrete has long been a widely used building material, and innovations that improve its energy efficiency and ease of handling are becoming increasingly popular. Read More
What’s Hurting Your Workers?
AUG 09, 2017 construction
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.

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Heat Safety: Protect Your Workers and Their Rights
AUG 04, 2017 construction
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.  Read More
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