Creating a Strong Safety Culture

Posted February 18, 2019 at 10:20 in Business Insurance in Workers Compensation

According to the Occupational Safety and health Administration (OSHA), developing a strong safety culture has the single greatest impact on accident reduction of any workplace practice. This is why developing a safety culture should be a top priority for the managers and supervisors at your organization. Continue reading

Reduce Your Exposures During Work Events

Posted January 09, 2019 at 11:11 in Business Insurance

Businesses host parties for a variety of reasons, including the holidays and organizational accomplishments. While these events are fun, team-building opportunities, they can create a number of risks for the hosting company. In fact, in the event that an employee is injured at the party or cause property damage, the employer is usually the one held responsible. This can affect a company for years. Continue reading

Understanding Construction Contracts

Posted December 03, 2018 at 2:26 in Business Insurance in Workers Compensation

Construction contracts can contain terms that impact your company’s bottom line. Reviewing them carefully prior to signing is indispensable, and can save your company time and money. This contract review guide is meant to be a starting point for reviewing contracts in general. It highlights some common contract terms and their potential impact. You can begin to understand which terms are most often negotiated in contracts generally. Then, with the help of licensed inside or outside counsel, analyze the commercial risks associated with construction contracts in depth and understand terms and conditions to protect your company’s assets. Continue reading

Permit-Required Confined Spaces and Emergency Responders

Posted November 26, 2018 at 1:57 in Business Insurance in Workers Compensation

OSHA recently developed a standard for confined spaces in the construction industry (29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA). These spaces can present conditions that are immediately dangerous to your workers’ lives or health if not properly identified, evaluated, tested and controlled. As a result, preparing to respond to an accident in a confined space is just as important as training workers to enter them. Continue reading

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