Employers: Document Workplace Safety Training and Disciplinary Measures

Employers: Document Workplace Safety Training and Disciplinary Measures

Do you have clients who want to challenge certain Workers’ Compensation claims by citing employee misconduct? According to this recent Business Insurance article, if employers want to challenge federal citations for workplace safety violations, they must demonstrate that they: Provide proper training. Document the organization’s workplace...

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Green Construction Projects Come with New Materials, Methods, Risks

Green Construction Projects Come with New Materials, Methods, Risks

Green construction is growing, as companies strive to create more sustainable, energy-efficient, resilient buildings. As this article outlines, however, sustainable construction projects use new technologies, materials, and construction methods that create unforeseen challenges and risks: Most sustainable production plants use emerging...

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6 Common Questions Your Clients Need to Answer When Hiring Subcontractors

6 Common Questions Your Clients Need to Answer When Hiring Subcontractors

Suppose your client’s construction company hired subcontractors to help renovate a multimillion-dollar home. During the renovation process, the arborist your client hired cut down a tree that fell the wrong way, causing extensive damage to the house. The homeowner sues your client for the damage. Even if your client has General Liability...

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Higher Construction Costs Lead to Increased Insurance Rates

Higher Construction Costs Lead to Increased Insurance Rates

The construction industry is facing their share of challenges lately. COVID-19-related shutdowns are causing ongoing product shortages. Supply chain disruptions are making it difficult to secure materials and leading to project delays. Soaring inflation is causing construction material prices to skyrocket by as much as 26.7%—which is having a...

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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Its Impact on Insurance

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Its Impact on Insurance

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) marks one of the most significant physical infrastructure investments in the U.S. in more than five decades. It will lead to a growing number of projects and jobs across multiple industries. The insurance industry will need to be armed and ready to provide appropriate policy coverage for the...

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