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Eye Injuries Are a Serious Threat

By |2022-09-29T14:22:28+00:00September 29th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Safety Tips|

There are countless eye hazards on a construction site, including particles that have been ejected from a tool or blown by the wind. Chemical splashes and swinging objects can also be eye hazards on a worksite. However, most eye injuries are preventable if you follow simple safety precautions and always wear your safety goggles.

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The Importance of Hearing Protection Devices

By |2022-10-03T21:32:56+00:00September 24th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Safety Tips|

Your ears are very sensitive. Prolonged exposure to loud noise can lead to permanent hearing damage and even cause you to go deaf. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends that workers use hearing protection should noise levels reach or exceed 85 decibels across an eight-hour workday.

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Cyber Losses in Construction Are on the Rise

By |2022-09-29T15:15:44+00:00September 23rd, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Safety Tips|

Cyberattacks are increasing in the construction industry. These attacks can shut down business operations, cause reputational damage and result in costly litigation and fines.

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Double Down on First-Year Training to Reduce Injuries

By |2022-06-15T12:35:35+00:00June 15th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Safety Tips|

Travelers Insurance recently released a report, based on analysis of five years of data, showing that over a third of workplace injuries occur in the first year on the job.

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Keeping U in Mind: Heat Related Illness

By |2022-06-13T20:26:55+00:00June 13th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Safety Tips|

The Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced its national emphasis program to protect workers from heat related injury and illness.

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Crane Safety on a Construction Site

By |2022-07-07T22:16:11+00:00June 12th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Safety Tips|

Cranes are massive pieces of equipment common to many construction sites that make lifting and transporting heavy materials much easier. While they are an important asset, there are hazards involving all aspects of crane use on a construction site.

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Stay Cool on the Job Site This Summer

By |2022-07-07T22:27:46+00:00May 19th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Safety Tips|

In observance of National Heat Awareness Day (May 27) it is important to be aware of rising temperatures on the job site. Outdoor workers can be at a higher risk to the effects of excessive heat.

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Insurance Needs for Electrical Contractors

By |2022-03-10T21:44:32+00:00March 10th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Safety Tips|

Electrical contractors are responsible for installing, maintaining, repairing and replacing electrical systems and machinery in residential, commercial and industrial environments. Due to the complex nature of their work, electrical contractors are exposed to unique risks and should consider construction insurance coverage to mitigate those risks.

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Most Costly OSHA Violations for the Construction Industry

By |2022-03-10T22:29:00+00:00March 8th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Safety Tips|

OSHA keeps records not only of the most frequently cited standards overall but also within particular industries. An analysis of the most recent statistics from OSHA revealed the top standards cited in the fiscal year 2021 for the construction industry.

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The Madagascar Cyclone and Rising Builders Risk Costs in the U.S.

By |2022-03-10T22:38:13+00:00March 5th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Safety Tips|

In February, another category 3 tropical cyclone hit the republic of Madagascar, the second largest island nation in the world. This is the third cyclone to hit the island this year, with the last one hitting 16 days prior.

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