23 Jun

The Hazards of Biofuels and How to Protect Yourself Working With Them

As a fast-growing part of the energy sector, the biofuel industry has become an attractive place to work and invest. To protect your company in the biofuel industry, it is essential to recognize potential workplace hazards of biofuels and their production processes and take steps to protect workers from harm.

Here are some precautions your business can take to protect workers from harm while working with biofuels and their hazards:

21 Jun

International Insurance Coverage for Directors and Officers in Mining

Corporate indemnification and insurance policies designed to protect Directors and Officers (D&Os) in mining can be complex and there are many variations of coverage and policies to consider before choosing one that can adequately protect your interests, particularly when it involves conducting work internationally 

Before you purchase a D&O insurance policy for international coverage, here are some considerations you should take into account:

18 Jun

5 Challenges and Risks of Sustainable Green Design Projects

As with every emerging trend that hits the design field, green design presents challenges for both the design firms that eagerly pursue a future developing environmentally friendly buildings and those who would rather not enter this new frontier.

Here are a few of the liabilities you can expect to encounter with green projects:

16 Jun

The Top 4 Hazards for Construction Workers and How to Avoid Them

The construction site is one of the most hazardous workplaces, and many of the injuries that occur there are caused by these top four hazards: falls, struck-by, caught-in/between and electrocutions. However, preventing accidents caused by these hazards is easy.

The safety and health of the workers performing various tasks on a construction site should be a first and foremost concern. Here are some basic safety tips to ensure proper safety considerations to reduce injuries to workers:

14 Jun

5 Common Risks and Exposures Retail Operators Need to Watch Out For

Owning and operating a retail store can be a fulfilling experience. Years of hard work, risk-taking and financial investments have allowed you to turn your dreams of opening a store of your own into a reality. However, many business owners don’t realize how many exposures they must address to keep their business operating smoothly.

Depending on the specific type of store you manage, there are a number of exposures to consider, including risks related to property and merchandise damage, general and product liability, crime and business continuity.

The list below provides an overview of these retail industry risks and more—helping you identify potential blind spots in your risk management and insurance programs:

11 Jun

How to Reduce Safety Hazards and Risks When Working With Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a colourless, strong-smelling chemical that is commonly used in the manufacturing of building materials and numerous other products. Those products include chemicals, particle board, household products, glues, permanent press fabrics, paper product coatings, fibreboard and plywood. It is also widely used as an industrial fungicide, germicide and disinfectant.

Here are some precautions your business can take to protect workers from harm while working with formaldehyde:

09 Jun

How Cyber Criminals Plan Their Phishing Attacks Against Organizations

Cyber criminals have a variety of tools and techniques at their disposal, including malware, ransomware and disrupted denial-of-service attacks. One of the most common and difficult-to-spot strategies hackers use is phishing scams, which require minimal technical know-how and can be deployed from anywhere in the world via a simple email.

While the content of phishing emails can vary, cyber criminals often employ similar strategies and tactics. Using these methods, phishers have proven repeatedly that they can affect users regardless of their position in companies, presumed level of technical expertise, or employment field.

07 Jun

3 Reasons Why Sustainable Green Design Continues to Grow in Popularity

Sustainability. Green Design. LEED Certification. These are terms that design firms are becoming very familiar with and that significantly impact their present and future design practice. Clients in both the public and private sectors are becoming more environmentally conscious and eco-friendly with their projects and green design continues to grow and grow.

04 Jun

How to Protect Your Mobile Home With the Right Insurance Coverage

Obtaining coverage specific to your mobile home is essential. In fact, a standard homeowners insurance policy will not cover your liabilities in the same way this specific policy will. There are also endorsements you can add to the mobile home policy to cater to your specific needs.

Here are some key coverage elements that are included in a mobile home insurance policy:

02 Jun

3 Environmental Liability Risks Mining Companies Need to Be Aware Of

Due to the nature of their operations, mining companies are often liable for a variety of environmental-related risks and issues. If proper insurance is not obtained, the expenses and damages the mining company can experience from one lawsuit can be detrimental.

Here are some of the liabilities and exposures that need to be covered and the key considerations for them:

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