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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How Home Invasion Insurance Can Help You Better Protect Your Home

Home invasions are more common than ever and are far more dangerous than a typical break-in. Make sure that you are properly...


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7 Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home to Protect Yourself From Injury

Electrical appliances provide convenience and enjoyment to the entire family. However, items such as lamps, televisions and...


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How Property Managers Can Protect Vacant Property From Loss or Damage

There are a host of risks and concerns associated with owning or managing vacant property. Vacant buildings are an obvious target...


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9 Tips for Selecting the Perfect Tenant for Your Commercial Property

Selecting a reliable, trustworthy tenant to occupy your commercial property is one of the most important parts of owning...


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5 Risks and Exposures Real Estate Offices Need to Watch Out For

Real estate agents and brokers offer the service of listing, advertising, promoting or arranging for the sale of real property or...


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How Contractors' Equipment Insurance Can Protect From Financial Losses

Most contractors know that it is essential to obtain various forms of insurance coverage to protect themselves from liability and...


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9 Tips for Choosing a Reputable Contractor for Your Next Project

Having a reputable contractor is essential for completing any remodelling or construction work in a timely, cost-efficient and...


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How Pollution Liability Insurance Coverage Can Protect Contractors

Contractors, no matter what industry they work in, face environmental risks stemming from operations on a daily basis. For most...


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5 Common Risks and Exposures Carpentry Contractors Need to Be Aware Of

Framing contractors invest their expertise, time, and energy to construct frames that can successfully support buildings and...


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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...


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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...


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Safety Tips for Construction Employees to Reduce Workplace Injuries

The safety and health of the workers performing various tasks on a construction site should be a first and foremost concern....


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Emerging Construction Management Trends Due to the Impacts of COVID-19

Construction management has been forced to adapt throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports have found that the pandemic has...


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Loss Control and Risk Management for General Contractors

General contractors are skilled tradespeople, overseeing both residential and commercial construction projects. Due to the...


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3 Coverages You Need to Get to Avoid Underinsuring Your Home

Homeowners insurance offers financial protection in the event of an unexpected disaster or accident involving you, your home or...


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13 Worker Safety Considerations for Traffic Control Work Zones

The safety and health of the workers performing various tasks during a temporary traffic control situation should be your first...


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9 Pre-Work Evaluation Questions to Ask Before Starting Wet Work

At the core of every wet work program is the initiation of a wet work permit. Employees, third-party service providers and...


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7 Ways You Can Maintain Good Relationships With Your Tenants

Investing the time and money required to maintain and cultivate a positive working relationship with your tenants can be the...


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Loss Control and Risk Management for Residential Property Managers

Even if a property manager only looks after a single space, they face innumerable exposures—exposures that can come from a...


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16 Questions to Ask When Assessing Your Home Flood Protection Plan

The number of extreme weather events in Canada has been increasing over the last decade, with the nation getting 20 more days of...


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4 Common Exposures Janitorial Service Providers Need to Watch Out For

Running a janitorial service can be demanding, and it’s a constant challenge for owners to deliver exceptional service while...


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Top 12 Wet Work Job Site Inspection Questions You Need to Ask

At the core of every wet work program is the initiation of a wet work permit. Employees, third-party service providers and...


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Equipment Transport Safety Tips for Landscaping Professionals

Many landscaping tasks require the transportation of equipment and tools between job sites. As such, it’s important to secure...


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Loss Control and Risk Management Checklist for Excavation Contractors

Excavation contractors invest their expertise, time and energy to conduct a variety of soil-related tasks, such as grading and...


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Loss Control and Risk Management Checklist for Framing Contractors

Framing contractors invest their expertise, time, and energy to construct frames that can successfully support buildings and...


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Loss Control and Risk Management Checklist for Plumbing Contractors

Plumbing is an essential service that can save residential and commercial customers alike from inconvenience nightmares when they...


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Commercial General Liability Insurance for Realtors

Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance is intended to cover damages caused by negligence that has resulted in property...


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Business Interruption Policies and Coronavirus

 

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak evolves, businesses face growing uncertainty as to how this pandemic will affect their...


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How to Protect Your Construction Team from Coronavirus

 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has impacted a number of businesses across a variety of industries, forcing them to rethink...


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Pandemic Property Loss Prevention Checklist

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers across Canada have had to either temporarily close their business doors or...


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Managing Liability Exposures in a Rough Economy

 

An economic downturn can be a turbulent time for businesses in every sector worldwide. Sinking revenues and economic...


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COVID-19 & Business Interruption Insurance: A Brief Q&A

 

Got questions about how the current COVID-19 pandemic relates to your commercial insurance? Thanks to the Insurance Bureau of...


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Construction Wood Dust Fire and Explosion Risks

 

The woodworking industry has many obvious dangers, such as powerful machines with razor-sharp cutters. Less obvious, but no...


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14 Common Woodworking Health & Safety Hazards

 

Woodworking is a dangerous trade. One quick glance around carpenters’ workspaces reveals a slew of hazards generated by the...


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How to Operate Woodworking Machinery Safely

 

The risk of injury is pervasive throughout the entire woodworking industry, but studies show woodworking accidents may occur...


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What is Contractors Equipment Insurance?

 

Most contractors know that it is essential to obtain various forms of insurance coverage to protect themselves from liability...


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3 Ways to Limit Vacant Property Risks

 

Theft, trespassing, fires and other losses are constant threats on vacant construction sites. Losses might include not only the...


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How to Prevent Jobsite Theft

 

Although it is important for companies to trust their workers and the general public, the unfortunate reality is that theft can...


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