Preventing falls on the construction site

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Falls are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for one-third of on-the-job injury deaths in the industry. Each year in the United States, more than 200 construction workers are killed and more than 10,000 are seriously injured by falls. Preventing falls and protecting workers starts at the top, according to this construction company owner. More information is available at the Stop Construction Falls website.


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Know the limitations when using a crane

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The world of construction is fast paced. Contractors strive to complete their projects quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality or safety. Mobile cranes are versatile and powerful pieces of equipment that can help contractors reach those goals by moving materials and equipment great distances and placing them in hard-to-reach areas. Whether a contracting firm owns or rents a crane or has a crane present on its jobsite, no lift should be treated as routine. There is always potential for death, injury, property damage, interruption of business and the effects of[…..]


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Hiring a commercial contractor? Don’t overlook risk

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If you are growing a business, developing real estate or buying commercial construction services, you probably know “construction” equals “risk.” The safety of the tradespeople working on your property and the potential for physical damage resulting from construction activity all factor into your planning and risk management. But one important and often overlooked risk is who you hire to do the work.


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Why do I need insurance after I close my business?

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You’ve poured your life into your business, but it’s finally time to hang up your hat and retire. You find a great buyer and sell the business, or maybe you just close up shop completely. Time for some traveling, some fishing … and no more worries about commercial insurance. Unfortunately, this may not be the case.


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