Construction

January 8, 2021

DOL Issues Final Rule on FLSA Independent Contractor Status

On Jan. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that clarifies how to determine whether a worker is an employee who is protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or an independent contractor who is exempt from it. The final rule becomes effective March 8, 2021. “Economic Reality” Test...

October 20, 2020

Improving Safety and Compliance Risk Management in Construction

By relying on effective technology and expertise to ensure contractors and vendors are qualified and compliant with company and industry-specific policies, rental companies can better manage evolving risks to create stronger, safer businesses. From the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA guidelines and regulations to best practices and specifications published by the American National Standards Institute...

October 12, 2020

Tips for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

As school, socializing, and many aspects of life have moved online this year, it’s more important than ever that you protect your digital devices and steer clear of cybercriminals. So during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), observed each October, the FBI and partner agencies remind you to do your part and #BeCyberSmart all year long. Now in...

October 7, 2020

A Look at 2020’s Construction Risk, Insurance Market

The International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) is gearing up for a virtual installment of its annual Construction Risk Conference on Oct. 19-20, 2020. The event agenda includes sessions on supply chain management and catastrophic claims along with online networking and more. Construction is an industry that may experience the delayed impact of pandemic-driven financial hardships that have wracked...

September 29, 2020

Positive Impact Of COVID-19 On the Construction Industry

As we head into the latter portion of 2020, we are able to take a comprehensive look on the impact COVID-19 had in a variety of industries. Construction industry professionals—from developers to contractors, HOA Managers, Board of Directors and beyond—faced unprecedented hurdles as a result of stay-at-home mandates and other COVID-19 regulations. Closed borders and...

September 22, 2020

Creating a Safe Environment for Warehouse Employees

Warehousing is one of the riskier industries due to the use of high-powered machinery and vehicles operating within close proximity of each other. Warehouse safety should be your utmost priority to keep employees safe, ensure efficient operation, maximize productivity, and minimize injury or damage. To instill safety procedures in a warehouse, display easy-to-read safety notices...

September 15, 2020

Commercial Real Estate: Post-Coronavirus Market Outlook

A global view of the pandemic’s impact on the commercial marketThe world has changed dramatically since the coronavirus outbreak, and global real estate markets have not escaped its impact. The pandemic has magnified and accelerated a number of sector trends for the longer term. Even in a post-pandemic world, it is widely accepted that many...

September 9, 2020

National Preparedness Month: Workplace Safety

No matter where you live, you’re sure to encounter and have to deal with emergencies, whether they be tornadoes, fires, chemical or toxic spills, or any number of other natural and man-made disasters. In these situations when conditions can so quickly become life-threatening, workplace preparedness is key and could mean the difference between life and...

September 8, 2020

How to Support Employee Behavioral Health During the Pandemic

Fear, worry and stress are normal responses to perceived or real threats, or when faced with uncertainty. Understandably so, it is normal that people are experiencing worry or stress during the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of daily life. Americans are increasingly suffering from behavioral health issues during the pandemic,...

August 31, 2020

Office Building Owners, Users Confront a New Age of Safety Protocols

Those of us who were present in that seemingly blissful time before the 9/11 attacks remember the experience of walking into an office building as a visitor, heading straight for the elevator and probably not speaking to another soul until you got to your destination — if then. All of that changed with the terrorist...

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