June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month, which, according to the National Safety Council, is a dedicated annual observance that “focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death, at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.” The topics of focus in 2019 are Hazard Recognition; Slips, Trips and Falls; Fatigue; and Impairment. Hazard […]

Construction Safety: Trenching and Excavation

Trenching and excavation can be dangerous tasks and are one of the most hazardous types of work performed in construction. Due to the potential dangers, trenching and excavation have extensive safety requirements that should always be adhered to. 

Tracking Small Incidents Could Prevent Fatalities

  Often safety incidents on worksites are only tracked when the worst happens: a major injury or a fatality. But experts suggest that it is crucial to be tracking any and all incidents, from near misses to minor injuries, in an attempt to track potentially serious dangers before the worst happens.

Instructor Spotlight

We are proud to share that Dan Tauriello, our dedicated SafeLand instructor for AssuredPartners Colorado, was highlighted in the Instructor Spotlight section of the most recent PEC Safety Newsletter.

The Benefits of Cost Containment Certification

AssuredPartners Colorado partners with Pinnacol Assurance to offer workers’ compensation coverage to our clients. In the article below, Pinnacol highlights Cost Containment Certification and how it can pay off for your business.

Safety Walk-Arounds for Managers

This fact sheet provides guidance to help managers and business owners conduct safety walkarounds to identify hazards in the workplace and communicate with workers about hazards in their jobs. Included are Pre-Inspection Activities, Onsite Inspection Activities, and Post-Inspection Activities.

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.