6 Key Hazards Most Often Related to Cranes and Derricks on Construction Sites

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a final rule that clarifies certain requirements for crane operators and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment.

OSHA Trade Release: U.S. Department of Labor Updates National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation Safety


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities.

OSHA’s NEP will increase education and enforcement efforts.

Winter Weather Checklist for Protecting Homes and Businesses


Learn more about how to prepare your home and/or business with information regarding winter readiness topics including:

  • Prepare for a Power Outage
  • Prevent Roof Collapse
  • Stay Safe and Warm
  • Prevent Frozen Pipes
  • Know Your Winter Weather Alerts

When Disaster Strikes: Preparation, Response, and Recovery


No business is totally immune from disaster. Every year, businesses temporarily shut down—or close forever—because of a disaster such as a flood, fire or hurricane. Forty percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent fail within one year, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Do You Know How to Lift and Carry Safely?

Lifting and carrying are power jobs that require special care and training to prevent back injuries. Back injuries accounted for 177,580 of the total 905,690 injuries in the private sector in 2012, according to Injury Facts 2015. Back injuries can be difficult to treat and may result in lengthy and expensive rehabilitation.

Whether lifting at home or at work, make an effort to take special care of your back.

5 Biggest Cyber Threats That Could Impact Businesses


In today’s increasingly digital world, the primary threats that aim to disrupt businesses can come from a variety of sources and malicious applications.

Here are five big cyber threats that could impact your business along with how you can protect yourself from each.

OSHA Trade Release: FAQs and Videos on Silica Standards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) announced that new frequently asked questions (FAQs) and training videos on the Agency’s standard for respirable crystalline silica in construction are now available online.

Understanding Business Owners Policies (BOPs)

It may sound like a dance craze from the 1950s, but a BOP—a Business Owners Policy—can protect your small business against today’s most common risks. Fire, burglary, liability and business interruption losses are all covered under a BOP.