How to Tarp a Truck Safely

Posted by & filed under Automobile, Vehicles & Equipment.

Almost every industry relies on trucking to move their products. When freight needs to be moved, there are many unique exposures to consider. Lumber yards, trash haulers, gravel operations and many other industries need to tarp their loads to keep their products secure as they travel down the highway. There are some general rules to… Read more »

Share this:

Digging Up a World of Hazards

Posted by & filed under Loss Control, Safety.

Imagine you are doing an emergency trench cut to fix a broken water line in the middle of the winter and you destroy an electrical line.  This in turn cuts off the heat to a city block or two.  Image the cost of all those frozen pipes if you can’t get the electricity back online…. Read more »

Share this:

Is it Hot in Here?

Posted by & filed under Loss Control, Safety.

Did you notice that winter is over? Finally!  We have escaped winter’s hold and we are headed into long days and great weather.  Summer is a great time for working outside but there are some dangers that arise when working in the summer heat.  Heat stress is a dangerous occurrence that can arise whenever you… Read more »

Share this:

Animal Crossings – The signs Don’t Lie

Posted by & filed under Automobile, Safety.

As we travel down the road, we are bombarded with distractions.  We typically don’t read every sign we pass.  However, one important message we shouldn’t ignore are animal crossings.  Here in the Northeast, we don’t have to travel too far out of our cities and towns to come across vast backwoods, where many species reside…. Read more »

Share this:

‘Tis the Season to Work Safely

Posted by & filed under General Liability, Safety.

As we enter the season of perpetual hope, we start planning the holidays both at home and the office. There are many things to consider for ensuring our safety during the holidays. November and December are peak times to get everything completed for year-end as well as to celebrate the holidays. It is the busiest,… Read more »

Share this:

Look Up, It May Shock You

Posted by & filed under Property, Safety.

Many of us travel under thousands of overhead power lines each day without a second thought. Such close encounters can be as basic as a service line going to a home or major lines carrying power across the country. There is a tremendous amount of danger if you, your vehicle or your piece of equipment… Read more »

Share this:

Tick Season is Upon Us

Posted by & filed under Farm & Agriculture, Property, Safety.

For many of us living in the Northeast, enjoying the outdoors after winter abates is paradise, and a great cure for cabin fever. However, in the past years there have been new insects and diseases that plague our summer activities. One of the largest concerns is ticks and the diseases they can spread, particularly with… Read more »

Share this:

What Are You Plowing Into?

Posted by & filed under General Liability.

As I inch up the thermostat, I wonder when the outdoors will turn from green to white. Many seasonal contractors that I know operate snow removal equipment. And, there are many things to consider as the winter season approaches. How much staff should you leave on call? How much sand and salt should you purchase?… Read more »

Share this: