22 Oct

Tips and Tricks for Construction Flaggers to Stay Safe While Working

As a very important part of the construction crew, flaggers ensure that other workers can get the job done by diverting traffic away from the job site. They are required on construction sites where barricades and signs cannot successfully divert traffic. This position can be extremely dangerous in high speed areas or in the presence of aggressive drivers.

There are several safety tips that will ensure a safe working environment on the roadside. Share these tips with the flaggers who work on your site:

20 Oct

How to Properly Screen Volunteers for Your Non-Profit Organization

As a non-profit organization, most of your workforce is probably comprised of volunteers. These individuals are devoting their time and energy to helping the community through your organization. Though these individuals are offering their services without expecting compensation, they still require supervision to ensure that their jobs are done correctly.

Furthermore, it is essential that your organization properly screens its volunteers to minimize the risk of harm to the community members you are attempting to serve and to the other volunteers themselves.

18 Oct

What Is Vicarious Liability? A Guide for Architects & Engineers

Vicarious liability arises from the common law doctrine of “agency law” and occurs when someone in a superior or controlling role is held responsible for the errors and omissions of their subordinates or agents.

This means that if you hire subconsultants to work on yours or your client’s project, you can be held vicariously liable for damages that arise as a result of their actions. 

15 Oct

4 Considerations to Keep In Mind to Physically Protect Cyber Assets

When it comes to securing cyber assets, many people often think of only mitigating cyber risks like spam, phishing and malware. However, cyber assets can also be compromised physically.

Here are the physical exposures your cyber assets face and the steps for mitigating these risks:

14 Oct

How to Maintain a Pest-Free Restaurant and Protect Staff and Customers

Pests in your restaurant not only harm your customers, affect your staff and damage your restaurant’s reputation; they could also expose you to costly litigation and even lead to your facility’s closure. Work closely with a pest management professional to take preventive measures against common pests like rodents, flies and cockroaches.

This guide gives your restaurant business the opportunity to review risks and take action to address those risks:

13 Oct

11 Ways Construction Workers Can Avoid Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are a common occurance in the construction industry. These injuries can cause serious damage in the form of head injuries, back injuries, broken bones, sprains and strains to muscles. Even trying to catch your balance when you slip or trip can cause serious injuries, regardless of whether or not you actually fall.

08 Oct

Loss Scenario Examples in Rented Vehicle Usage for Mining Companies

To illustrate the exposure and to provide a basis for further comments on mitigation and insurance we will look at two potential scenarios where mining companies utilize rented vehicles:

06 Oct

The 5 Phase Approach to Value Engineering

The following five-phase approach has been developed by the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE International) and today serves as the basic framework for applying VA to projects. Typically, this process takes three to five days as a concentrated, highly structured workshop.

04 Oct

Dress for Success: How the Right Apparel Can Protect Roadside Workers

Wearing the right clothes while on a roadside construction site can make a huge difference in your work day and has the potential to dramatically improve your job. Although clothing may seem like a detail, in reality it is extremely important. There are several considerations roadside workers must take into account when dressing for the day.

01 Oct

Toxic Gas Precautions Those Working in Agribusiness Should Be Aware Of

In agriculture, personal protective equipment such as air-purifying respirators, powered air purifiers, gas masks and air-supplied respirators are crucial for preventing long-term damage.  

However, these tools are just the first lines of defence against toxic gases. It is important to know what kinds of poisonous substances you work around so you can identify symptoms and warning signs:

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