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Lightning Safety When Working Outdoors – OSHA Fact Sheet
Lightning Safety When Working Outdoors – OSHA Fact Sheet

Lightning is a dangerous natural force. Annually in the United States, cloud-to-ground lightning occurs 20 to 25 million times and over 300 people are struck by lightning. During the past 30 years, about 50 people, on average, have been killed by lightning strikes every year, and many more suffer permanent disabilities. Precautions should be taken to prevent worker exposure to…

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Take Action to Prevent Heat-Related Illness at Work
Take Action to Prevent Heat-Related Illness at Work

As we enter the hottest months of the year, it is important to plan ahead for work-related heat exposure and the potential for heat-related illness among workers. Heat stress and heat strain can increase the risk of workplace injuries.  Workers in a wide variety of industries are exposed to hot environments during work and are at risk for heat-related illness.…

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6 Essential Truck Driver Safety Tips to Minimize Risk
6 Essential Truck Driver Safety Tips to Minimize Risk

Keeping your drivers safe on the road isn’t just essential for their health and well-being. Their safety directly impacts other motorists on the road, as well as your bottom line. The Department of Labor (DOL) singles out trucking as one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. In fact, transportation and logistics fleets have some of the highest…

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Insurance Marketplace Adds to Uncertainty for Contractors
Insurance Marketplace Adds to Uncertainty for Contractors

Construction industry forecasts are difficult in a “normal year” (remember those?), let alone a year following a global pandemic. Given everything, 2020 was a relatively good year in the construction industry despite increases in the costs of materials. The insurance industry, however, was hit by significant losses from the pandemic, a historically active hurricane season, huge wildfires in 2020, and…

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8 Elements of a Fleet Safety Program
8 Elements of a Fleet Safety Program

Fleet vehicle accidents are among the most costly injury claims for businesses. The average cost of a loss related to vehicle accidents is approximately $70,000. This is almost twice the cost of the average workplace injury ($36,592). Without a formal fleet safety program, you may be putting the welfare of your employees and company at risk. A generic safety program…

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Reducing the Risk of Work-Related Injuries
Reducing the Risk of Work-Related Injuries

For most employers, the cost of an employee’s work-related injury is covered by workers’ compensation insurance, which pays for medical care and replaces some of the income that the injured employee lost while unable to work. There is no coverage, however, for the hidden costs to your organization of that injury, such as reduced efficiency, the cost of training replacements,…

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The Growing Problem of Contractors’ Equipment Theft
The Growing Problem of Contractors’ Equipment Theft

Theft of contractors’ equipment continues to be a serious problem for the construction industry. The National Equipment Register (NER) estimates the total value of equipment stolen from construction sites to be between $300 million and $1 billion annually and rising. And, these estimates don’t include additional costs associated with stolen construction equipment such as renting replacement equipment, lost productivity, schedule…

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The Growing Problem of Contractors’ Equipment Theft
The Growing Problem of Contractors’ Equipment Theft

Theft of contractors’ equipment continues to be a serious problem for the construction industry. The National Equipment Register (NER) estimates the total value of equipment stolen from construction sites to be between $300 million and $1 billion annually and rising. And, these estimates don’t include additional costs associated with stolen construction equipment such as renting replacement equipment, lost productivity, schedule…

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