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Construction Risk Insights: Arc Flash Prevention and Protection

 

Electric arc flashes are a potential threat on most construction worksites. 94% of arc flash incidents are preventable. With...


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Tags: Construction, Contractors & Real Estate

Architects and Engineers: Finding Value in Value Engineering

 

Value Engineering is an organized process the is meant to optimize your return on investment. It is meant to analyze the design...


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Tags: Professional & Financial Services, Architects & Engineers

Agriculture Risk Insights: Manage Safety to Save Money

 

Agribusiness can be at risk of costly on-the-job accidents if you don't have proper safety policies and procedures in place...


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Tags: Agribusiness

Mining Employee Safety Manual

 

Having a safety-conscious work environment is crucial within the mining industry. Safety policies and procedures need to be...


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Tags: Mining & Mineral Exploration

Recreation and Entertainment Safety Manual

 

Recreation and entertainment establishments can have large risks when it comes to employee safety. There are various areas you...


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Tags: Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation

Manufacturing Risk Insights: Nanotechnology

 

Nanotechnology is becoming increasingly popular in manufacturing our every day products using nanoparticles and materials. As...


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Tags: Life Sciences & Technology

Fuel Efficiency Best Practices for Fleets

 

As gases prices continue to rise companies need to reduce their fuel expenses for their commercial fleets. Fleet managers can...


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Tags: Transportation & Logistics

Retail & Hospitality: Loss Control - Gas Stations & Convenience Stores

Gas stations and convenience stores have a wide range of liability, property and security risks. Loss control measures are...


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Tags: Retail & Hospitality

Cyber Liability – Cyberespionage Explained

 

Cyberespionage, also known as cyberspying, is a type of cyber attack that involves capturing and leveraging valuable...


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Tags: Cyber

Manufacturing: Protect Your Organization When Discontinuing Operations

Discontinuing products or operations requires ongoing protection from risk and liability due to continuous use of your products...


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Tags: Manufacturing

Construction: Structural Issues and Aging Buildings

Being proactive with structural integrity checks can be imperative to preventing common structural issues of aging buildings....


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Tags: Construction, Contractors & Real Estate

9 Ways Agriculture Workers Can Stay Safe While Doing Harvesting Work

Harvesting equipment is some of the most dangerous machinery you will encounter on the job. You may be less familiar with the...


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Tags: Agribusiness

How Construction Workers Can Stay Safe While Doing Scaffolding Work

The majority of scaffold accidents on the construction site are caused by falling, slipping or being struck by an object from...


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Tags: Construction, Contractors & Real Estate

3 Ways You Can Keep Your Organization’s Website Safe and Secure

Website security is more important than ever. Cyber criminals are constantly looking for improperly secured websites to attack;...


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Tags: Cyber

6 Farm Machinery Hazards That Agribusiness Workers Need to Be Aware Of

Even though farm machinery manufacturers try to ensure that their products are safe by equipping them with safety guards,...


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Tags: Agribusiness

How the Non-owned Automobile Policies Work for Mining Companies

Note that this policy will respond to suits against the company arising from accidents involving employees driving rental...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

Hazards of Vacant Property That Property Managers Should Be Aware Of

In reality, vacant properties present a unique set of risks that must be managed effectively to avoid costly losses at a time...


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Tags: Construction, Contractors & Real Estate

A Guide to Corporate D&O Policies for Directors and Officers in Mining

Corporate indemnification and insurance policies designed to protect Directors and Officers (D&Os) in mining can be complex...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

3 Ways to Avoid Vicarious Liability When Working With Subconsultants

Vicarious liability arises from the common law doctrine of “agency law” and occurs when someone in a superior or controlling role...


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Tags: Professional & Financial Services

8 Ways Construction Employees Can Dismount Large Equipment Safely

Because jumping down off large equipment is a common practice for construction workers, it’s no surprise that lower back, knee,...


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Tags: Construction, Contractors & Real Estate

How Non-Profits Can Benefit From Board Orientations for New Members

Given the critical role board members play in an organization’s overall success, these individuals need to be up to speed on the...


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Tags: Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation

Winter Weather Liabilities That Property Managers Should Be Aware Of

If you deal with either commercial or residential property, you are responsible for the side effects of winter. In legal terms,...


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Tags: Construction, Contractors & Real Estate

10 Tips for How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Phishing Attacks

Cyber security is more important than ever. Cyber criminals are constantly looking for improperly secured websites to attack;...


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Tags: Cyber

6 Common Risks and Exposures That Athletic Goods Stores Need to Know

Stores that sell athletic goods may be limited to athletic clothing and shoes or may specialize in a specific sport, such as...


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Tags: Retail & Hospitality

How Mining Companies Can Transfer Risk and Protect Their Assets

An essential part of any Insurance program is the effective use of Risk Management and loss control strategies to mitigate...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

5 Ways Fleet Managers Can Use Geofencing to Better Manage Truck Fleets

A geofence is a virtual parameter in a real-world geographic area. These areas can be as narrow as a single-lane street or as...


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Tags: Transportation & Logistics

8 Exposures and Risks That Property Appraisers Might Not Be Aware Of

Appraisers provide valuation services for both real and personal property. These valuations may be used for tax or other...


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Tags: Construction, Contractors & Real Estate

How Your Information and Data Are Compromised in a Cyber Attack

While most phishing attacks are sent by way of email or deceptive websites, cyber criminals can take many other approaches. The...


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Tags: Cyber

7 Tips for How Workers Can Work Safely When Welding on a Worksite

Welding and cutting tasks are dangerous, especially when working on a construction site. As surroundings are constantly...


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Tags: Construction, Contractors & Real Estate

How Restaurants Can Prepare for Health Inspections and Manage Risks

Ensuring that your restaurant is clean and serves fresh, safe food to patrons is your greatest responsibility, and health...


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Tags: Retail & Hospitality

How to Effectively Manage Mould Exposures and Risks in Your Property

The explosive growth in toxic mould damage claims since 2002 has led to an almost universal exclusion of mould-related claims in...


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Tags: Personal Solutions, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate

How Manufacturers Can Keep Employees Safe From Poisonous Gas Exposures

The presence of toxic gas in a manufacturing environment is especially dangerous because the substances often exist in a confined...


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Tags: Manufacturing

Tips for Retail and Wholesale Employees to Stay Safe While Working

It's important that retail and wholesale businesses have proper safety measures in place to ensure that their employees are...


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Tags: Retail & Hospitality

6 Contract Tips for Professionals Working on Green Design Projects

Sustainability. Green Design. LEED Certification. These are terms that design firms are becoming very familiar with and that...


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Tags: Professional & Financial Services

How to Detect and Overcome Cryptojacking Attempts

Cybercrimes are becoming an increasing threat to organizations. There are even various types of cyberattacks to be aware of now,...


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Tags: Cyber

18 Tips for Agricultural Employees to Safely Handle Big Hay Bales

In agriculture, personal protective equipment such as air-purifying respirators, powered air purifiers, gas masks and...


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Tags: Agribusiness

How Mining Companies Can Mitigate Risk While Using Rented Vehicles

Motor vehicle accidents happen every day but the probability of accidents happening can be reduced by prudent...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

8 Safety Tips for Auto Body Shop Employees Working in Spray Booths

Although vehicle spraying and painting are valuable services provided by auto body shops, these operations can also carry...


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Tags: Retail & Hospitality

A Quick Guide to Professional Liability Coverage for Law Professionals

Many in-house attorneys fail to purchase Employed Professional Liability Coverage to protect themselves against potential...


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Tags: Professional & Financial Services

The 4 Risks That Manufacturers Should Know When Using 3D Printing

3-D printing has taken off in recent years. An additive manufacturing technique, it is the process of printing layers of material...


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Tags: Manufacturing

How to Respond to a Cyberattack Resulting in a Data Breach

Data breach response policies are essential for organizations of any size. A response policy should outline how your company will...


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Tags: Cyber

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...


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Tags: Construction, Contractors & Real Estate

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...


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Tags: Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation

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...


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Tags: Professional & Financial Services

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....


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Tags: Cyber

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...


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Tags: Retail & Hospitality

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...


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Tags: Construction, Contractors & Real Estate

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...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

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...


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Tags: Professional & Financial Services

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...


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Tags: Construction, Contractors & Real Estate

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