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June 28, 2021

Preventing Theft at the Construction Site

Job site theft has become a rising concern for construction employers across the country—resulting in the loss of valuable equipment and materials. In fact, the latest research revealed that such theft currently accounts for an estimated $1 billion in annual costs throughout the construction sector. What’s more, overall losses related to construction site theft have...

June 25, 2021

7 Key Trends Affecting 2021’s Hard Insurance Market

Around the one-year mark since the start of the pandemic, markets began to experience the lasting effects of the challenges presented to them in 2020. While I’m hopeful that there is light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, we’ll likely see hardening market conditions persist throughout 2021. Below, I explore in-depth some of the...

June 23, 2021

7 Key Reasons Employers Need to Offer Better Vision Benefits

For most employers, vision benefits have been a check the box, offering for over 50 years because there has been little to no innovation. Employees typically choose between two fairly standard plans, with limited coverage, and may never take advantage of them at all, despite the fact that you’re paying between $5 and $25 per month to...

June 21, 2021

8 Policies to Review Before Returning to Work

Returning to in-person work is a top priority for many workplaces. As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic lessens, employers are eager to get employees back in their buildings. But that comes with a series of complications. The most significant complication is the fact that every workplace decision in the immediate future will be viewed...

June 17, 2021

How to Evacuate a High-Rise Building

When asked, most people would say that they should “stop, drop, and roll” if their clothes caught fire. There are a few other basic rules most people know to follow, such as crawling on the ground because smoke rises. But many residents of apartment buildings are fuzzy on the details when it comes to emergency...

June 16, 2021

Workers Will Need Support From Employers to Deal with COVID Mental Health Fallout

From casual Fridays to after-work drinks, those weekly rituals once taken for granted are returning as Americans head back to the office. And while masks, plexiglass and empty conference rooms will alter the cubescape, employers are nevertheless invested in getting things back to normal — or at least as normal as possible. But that won’t...

June 14, 2021

Work Zone Safety for CMV Drivers

Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have a lot to consider when it comes to operating their vehicles safely. This is especially true during various seasons throughout the year—such as road construction season, which generally takes place from June through November. After all, road construction can create numerous hazards for CMV drivers, seeing as they must...

June 10, 2021

Why HR Will Need to Use More Video in the Hybrid Workplace

As we transition to whatever a post-pandemic workplace might look like, employees are showing a preference for continuing some form of work from home situation. A getABstract survey done in April 2020 showed that nearly 43% of US workers preferred to work from home compared to only 12% who preferred the office. And PWC’s US Remote Work Survey in January of...

June 9, 2021

How to Engineer and Maintain Safe Electrical Work Practices

Between OSHA, NFPA, and a slew of other acronyms representing agencies and organizations focused on safety, there are numerous guidelines and policies in place that direct operations for business. The concept “culture of safety” is always pushed by companies and thought leaders alike, but it sits as an incomplete solution because it relies on people....

June 7, 2021

Industries That Experience the Most Fatal Work Injuries

During 2019, a total of 5,333 fatal occupational injuries occurred, marking the largest annual number since 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which reported an American died every 99 minutes from a work-related injury. Overall, fatal work injuries increased by 2% nationwide during the year. Further, the fatal work-injury rate did not change...