Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the U.S. Floods can affect business owners in a variety of ways. Accordingly, owners should take the opportunity to plan and prepare for storms, as preparation can hold the most promise to help reduce potential and future loss to a property.
Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category
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
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
When people are faced with additional tasks, changes in routine and stretched resources, mistakes can happen. For instance, some of my customers have spikes in losses in the summer months, for both auto and workers’ compensation. I have worked with them individually to identify the reasons for this through loss analysis. In general, the higher… Read more
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