The majority of scaffold accidents on the construction site are caused by falls, slipping, or being struck by an object from above. All of these accidents can be prevented by taking the proper precautions. Here’s how.
Fall protection and safety is a major concern at construction sites. In fact, OSHA cites injuries from falls as one of its top 10 worksite injuries. Falls and falling objects can result from unstable working surfaces, ladders that are not safely positioned and misuse of fall protection. Workers are also subject to falls or the dangers of falling objects if sides and edges, floor holes and wall openings are not protected. Any time you are working at a height of six feet or more on the construction site, you must be protected.
Everybody redlines contracts. But will your strikethroughs and handwritten notes stand up in a court proceeding, even if initialed and agreed to by all parties? A Missouri Court of Appeals has ruled on what can happen as the result of a dispute over stricken contract clauses in a case related to interest on unpaid balances. The results may surprise you.
Did you know that bonds are required to help guarantee performance, payment, and maintenance terms on a project to the owner/obligee? When bonds are in place, everything should run smoothly in the event of the dreaded bond claim right? Wrong. Typically, bond claims can take many weeks, if not months, for a resolution, regardless of the outcome.
Commercial General Liability policies were not designed, nor do they include coverage, for Professional Liability. There is a perception that contractors do not need professional liability coverage, but this isn’t a safe assumption. We are accustomed to seeing Professional Liability exclusions for architects, engineers, surveyors, and other professionals. It’s easy to understand why many assume this exclusion does not apply to a contractor.
Captives are becoming increasingly as insureds begin to assess the risk vs reward of the traditional insurance market. A captive insurer is an insurance company, wholly owned and controlled by its insureds, with the purpose of covering the insureds’ risks WHILE allowing the insureds to benefit from any underwriting profits.