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4 Concrete Reasons Construction Companies Need Business Insurance

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on 4 Concrete Reasons Construction Companies Need Business Insurance

Construction is an inherently dangerous business, constantly ranking at the top of the most dangerous industries to work in. Luckily, with effective management and solutions, this danger can be greatly reduced. Nonetheless, it is crucial that construction companies arm themselves with good business insurance policies which protect them when things go awry – and they will eventually. Below we offer you 4 concrete reasons why construction companies need business insurance. 1. General liability Although you can train your workers until the cows come home, accidents and human error still...

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Five High-Danger Jobs in Construction

Posted by on Aug 25, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Five High-Danger Jobs in Construction

  Whether it’s falling machinery, fire hazards, or tripping over debris, construction remains one of the most dangerous industries to work for in the US and worldwide. However, some construction jobs are consistently ranked as the most dangerous ones in the industry, so take special care if you find yourself involved in one of these construction-based tasks. 1. Working with power tools When you first work with power tools, you tend to be very cautious. However, with repeated use, the tasks become more mundane and easy for the worker, which can actually lead to dangers. The more...

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Construction Zone Fire Dangers

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Construction Zone Fire Dangers

Between 2007 and 2011, US fire departments were sent out to an average of 5,120 fires taking place at construction/renovation sites, with a total of 9 deaths, 94 injuries, and $265 in damages accompanying such fires. However, it doesn’t have to be this way! Heed our advice about controlling the danger of construction zone fires. When planning a construction project Before you start construction, review the entire site for fire hazards and assess how easy or difficult it would be for firefighters to reach the site with their equipment. It is essential to plans routes for firefighters,...

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Five Big Construction Site Hazards to Manage

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Five Big Construction Site Hazards to Manage

Construction sites are inevitably dangerous places to work, housing a myriad of possible hazards and conditions which are conducive to injury. In 2016/2017, construction was unsurprisingly found to be the industry with the most fatal industries present for employees. Nonetheless, if proper precautions are taken, risks can be mitigated. Here we inform you on 5 of the biggest construction site hazards which you should manage. 1. Falling from a height According to a report from the UK, approximately one-quarter of all worker deaths occur due to falling from a height. Any employee working at...

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Keeping Your Construction Workers Safe from Active Shooters – Top Strategies

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Keeping Your Construction Workers Safe from Active Shooters – Top Strategies

Active shooter events are occurring on a far too regular basis. The average of active shooters was 6.4 per year in 2000 to 2006, that number has since seen a sharp rise. Between the years of 2007 and 2013, the number almost tripled to an average of 16.4 per year, according to The Department of Homeland Security. While these events are rare occurrences on a construction site, the reality is, they do occur within the workplace. There is the same risk with other major attacks, such as in the event of vehicle hijacking, which on a construction site, can potentially become fatal. As it currently...

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The Rising Risks of Construction Work

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on The Rising Risks of Construction Work

Working in construction has undergone a dramatic change over the last 60 years. Since the 1960s and 1970s, when safety wasn’t the highest priority, construction work has transformed by introducing a whole host of new safety precautions. However, whilst the precautions account for a large number of the risks associated with working in construction, they haven’t eliminated every danger from the industry. In 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 937 workers were killed in construction, accounting for 21.4% of the full total of worker fatalities in that year. This number...

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