Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Heavy Equipment Safety

July 26th - By  | Safety, Vehicles & Equipment | No Comments »

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

Don’t Let Vacation Season Become Accident Season – Analyze Past Loss Trends

July 21st - By  | Safety | No Comments »

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

Forklift Safety: Facts and Best Practices

July 14th - By  | Safety | No Comments »

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

National Safety Month: Renewing Your Focus on Safety this June

June 7th - By  | Safety | No Comments »

School’s out, meaning millions of people will be enjoying vacation, travel, or stay-at-home fun—or simply catching up on much needed chores around the house. It also means that construction season is in full swing in New England and across the United States. All of this activity can be healthy and rewarding, but it also means… Read more

Tire Safety Tips: Driving Safely and Legally on the Road

May 24th - By  | Safety, Vehicles & Equipment | No Comments »

While the dangers of winter driving may be behind us, the hot summer months ahead have their own dangers. Depending on the climate, the time between mid-May and early October is when drivers will be seeing more and more treads lining the interstates. Tire blowouts are one of the most dangerous occurrences for drivers of… Read more