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May 31, 2023 |

The importance of homeowners insurance cannot be overstated. After all, owning a home is a major investment. Should an unexpected disaster or accident involving you, your home or your personal property occur, a homeowners insurance policy can help ensure that your investment is properly protected.

May 17, 2023 |

When it comes to keeping workers safe on the job, nothing is more important than head protection. In the manufacturing arena, head injuries may be caused by falling, flying or fixed objects. When these types of injuries occur, they can lead to significant head trauma or even irreversible, long-term damage.

March 30, 2023 |

According to a recent study by the National Safety Council, the average workplace injury results in 21 days of disability. This means that some workers are able to return to work fairly quickly (if they even miss any time at all), while others experience long-term disabling effects from their job-related injuries.

March 7, 2023 |

The premise of defensive driving is simple—defend yourself against potential accident hazards. Doing so requires driving techniques designed to help keep both you and other drivers safe on the road. With this in mind, we’ve put together these essential defensive driving tips that you can implement the next time you get behind the wheel…

February 17, 2023 |

Designed to help protect buildings and other structures under construction, Builders Risk Insurance is a specialized form of property coverage. Also known as “course of construction insurance,” such coverage typically assists with expenses that may result from property damage losses stemming from fire, lightning, hail, explosions, theft and vandalism. Coverage extensions and endorsements may also be available under a Builders Risk Insurance program.

January 20, 2023 |

Employers across the country are struggling to attract and retain quality workers. This is certainly true with respect to the construction industry, which expects continued growth into 2023 and beyond. The purpose of this blog is to highlight new employment research, outline factors contributing to today’s worker shortage, and offer important tips to help employers attract and retain skilled workers.

November 29, 2022 |

Proactively addressing workers’ compensation (WC) issues to influence their outcomes is an essential way for companies to minimize claims and costs. To do so, you’ll need to establish a number of your own processes that guide decision-making throughout your organization.

October 28, 2022 |

If you operate a business from your home, it’s important to understand that a homeowners insurance policy is designed to cover personal exposures, not business exposures. That being said, knowing which insurance coverage is right for your home-based business depends on a variety of factors.

September 29, 2022 |

Sprains and strains are among the most frequent injuries in manufacturing. The majority of sprains and strains result from lifting, being hit by fallen objects or even an unfortunate misstep. It’s important to note, however, that injuries of this nature can often be avoided when workers exercise a simple step or two of caution.

September 22, 2022 |

The construction industry is one of the most hazardous in the United States. In fact, every time you come to work, you risk suffering an injury. However, you can help improve construction site safety by learning about and avoiding the top four on-the-job hazards, which are: falls, struck-bys, caught-in-between hazards and electrocutions.

August 23, 2022 |

When it comes to workplace safety, there are few roles more influential than that of the supervisor. While handling the everyday situations that help ensure a company’s efficiency and success, supervisors are an integral part of workplace safety programs. Such programs utilize risk management techniques to keep employees safe on the job, thus reducing workers’ compensation costs.

July 29, 2022 |

With the rapid and nearly continuous pace of change in the construction sector, the need for specialist insurance agent/broker expertise is clear. This is not a market for generalists; contractors need consultants who can help them anticipate and take advantage of market changes as they develop.

July 21, 2022 |

When a worker is injured, there are specific timelines to follow and forms to complete with respect to workers’ compensation insurance. But what about when a worker is injured and refuses to accept treatment or file a claim? What are your responsibilities as the employer? While the exact legal answer depends on your situation and state laws, consider the following to limit your liability.

June 29, 2022 |

The vehicles on the road today have become increasingly advanced with each passing model year. Yet, as a whole, they’re relatively easy to steal. With this in mind, we put together the following theft prevention guidelines. Each tip is designed to help you reduce the risk of getting your vehicle stolen.

May 25, 2022 |

Today, the equipment used in manufacturing operations is safer than ever. But in order to ensure maximum protection against occupational injuries and fatalities, you need to make the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) your number one priority.

April 27, 2022 |

Construction workers utilize a wide range of tools that are essential for getting the job done. But there’s no tool more indispensable to the trade than a worker’s hands. For this edition of Construction Safety Matters, we’ve developed a list of precautions you can share with your workers to help safeguard their hands from on-the-job injury—and keep them in peak working condition.

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