Construction

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 is higher...

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Common Types of Construction Insurance Coverage and How To Select a Carrier

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Common Types of Construction Insurance Coverage and How To Select a Carrier

It is important to assess the risks associated with construction projects before looking for insurance. The policy limits and terms in your insurance need to suit to your construction project and must be able to cover any losses you may incur. Construction projects are inherently risky operations, meaning that selecting the right insurance is particularly crucial to a project’s long-term survival. First of all, let’s look at some of the most common types of construction insurance coverage. 1. Commercial General Liability coverage When it comes to construction projects, CGL (Commercial...

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Protecting Younger Construction Workers

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Protecting Younger Construction Workers

BuildForce Canada estimates that around 21% of the labour force (over 132,000 workers) will retire between the years of 2018 and 2027, necessitating replacements in the near future. A new influx of younger workers is said to meet the new demand, with over 125,000 workers aged 30 and younger now entering the construction industry. However, there are safety concerns about the sudden influx of younger workers, who are statistically more likely to experience deaths or injuries on construction sites due to their lack of experience in health and safety practices when compared to their older and...

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The Common Insurance Every Serious Construction Contractor Must Have

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on The Common Insurance Every Serious Construction Contractor Must Have

More often than not, construction insurance is necessary for each construction project. This kind of insurance typically offers coverage for natural disasters, risks, material, employees, as well as your company. Here are some of the most common insurances for the construction industry. Contractor Liability Insurance Coverage For protection against injuries, property damage, and accidents suffered on the job, there is a need for a good contractor liability insurance coverage. Also, workers in the construction industry can accidentally damage property by mishandling materials and tools, or...

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Tips for Building More Efficiently this Year

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Tips for Building More Efficiently this Year

It’s shaping up to be a busy year for building. Already, construction companies and tradespeople are finding ways to stay ahead of the pack. See what others are doing to improve construction and building in 2018. 1. Build Modular One of the newest trends in construction is the building of modular dwellings, units, and other fabricated parts. Building on one location before delivery allows for greater environmental and waste control. It can also help limit liability by increasing control over access to the construction site, tools, and materials. The tiny home movement, modular mid- and...

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