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New York construction insurance

Eight Tips for Improving Electrical Safety

The construction industry has the highest percentage of electrical fatalities out of all industries. While electricity is a crucial component in a construction project’s success, it poses a risk of harmful shock, horrific burns or fatal electrocution. These accidents can occur when workers come into contact with power lines, wiring, transformers or other electrical machinery.

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Hazards of Spray Polyurethane Insulation

Spray polyurethane foam has become an increasingly popular insulation material used in residential and commercial construction. According to Fed/OSHA, the use of SPF insulation has increased by 60% in the past five years. Employers and workers alike should be aware of hazards that are associated with SPF insulation as such products can sicken and cause

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construction insurance

Safety Strategies for Heavy Equipment

The safe use of heavy equipment is critical when machinery such as bulldozers, graders or ground-moving equipment is used in the construction of new homes, bridges, shopping malls or other commercial buildings.  The size and weight of these heavy machines make them extremely hazardous, and proper operation is required to avoid serious injury or death.

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Training Your Non-English-Speaking Employees in Safety

Language barriers can present real threats to worker safety, particularly in certain industries that employ a larger share of non-native English speakers. Only 57% of U.S. agricultural workers in 2019 were born in this country, including Puerto Rico, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. One-quarter of construction workers in 2020 were foreign-born. Occupations in these

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construction insurance

Safe and Sound: Safety Tips for Heavy Equipment Operation

A jobsite crawling with bulldozers, cranes, scrapers and tractors can sometimes feel like a danger zone. However, with the proper heavy equipment safety guidelines in place, you can reduce risk and ensure your workers head home unscathed every day. There are three main ingredients to safe heavy equipment operation: safe equipment, proper training and a

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Workers comp insurance

Baseline Health Tests Can Shave Workers’ Comp Claims Costs

More employers are testing new hires in physical jobs to establish a baseline in case they ever file a workers’ comp claim down the road. The aim is to establish what physical ailments and pain the new hire already has, so if they are injured you can find out if they aggravated an existing injury

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