by | Safety |

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more injuries occur during the summer months than at other times of the year. Seasonal factors ranging from more direct sunlight to higher temperatures can—and usually do—impact the working conditions in industrial settings. Just consider the potential effects of sweaty palms, fogged-up safety goggles, and dehydration. Yet... Read more »

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by | Safety, Vehicles & Equipment |

Operation of heavy mobile equipment such as excavators, loaders, graders, rollers, and bulldozers, can create hazardous situations when operated in proximity to other equipment and workers.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% of construction industry fatalities involve heavy equipment. Hazards include workers being: Struck by moving equipment Crushed between equipment and other... Read more »

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Did you know that more than one in ten forklifts will be involved in an accident each year? Noting this, OSHA estimates forklifts cause about 85 fatal accidents per year; 34,900 accidents result in serious injury; and 61,800 are classified as non-serious. Further, it is estimated that 90% of all forklifts will be involved in some type... Read more »

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by | Loss Control |

Property and casualty coverage has always worked on the premise that a given risk exposure can be adequately quantified if there is sufficient historical data and a predictable pattern of behavior, thereby enabling insurance companies to forecast future losses and price the risk appropriately. Natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes have left behind a trove... Read more »

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May 2016 is National Electrical Safety Month What you don’t know won’t hurt you – is a well-worn idiom that has been around for many years. While the words can be comforting, the reality is that what you do not know, or cannot see, can injure or even kill you. Electricity, that commonplace convenience that... Read more »

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