The Northeast has been fortunate to have experienced a lull in hurricane activity the past few years. However this year, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revised their forecast to increase the likelihood of a more active season. NOAA now expects a 70 % chance of 12 – 17 named storms, of which 5 –… Read more
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According to OSHA, motor vehicle crashes cost employers $60 billion annually in medical care, legal expenses, property damage, lost productivity, and more. Looking at this in another way: The average crash costs an employer $16,5001 A crash resulting in an injury costs an employer on average $74,0001 Costs can exceed $500,000 when there’s a fatality1
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.
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