Cyber Insurance Trends

The message about the need to take cyber risk and insurance seriously is getting through to companies and boardrooms. “As risk awareness has grown, more organizations, particularly those focused on their business interruption risk, are turning to the cyber insurance market for protection,” according to Tom Reagan, U.S. Cyber Practice Leader for global insurance broker…

Avoid Construction Vibration Damage

Understanding the science behind vibration damage can help construction companies avoid costly, and frequent, construction losses. The cost can be more than financial, putting the reputations of construction companies at risk, as one contractor learned. Vibration from bridge construction activity damaged a house, according to a lawsuit filed by a nearby homeowner. The lawsuit threatened…

Fatigue: A Job Site Hazard

A recent survey by the National Safety Council found that 69 percent of workers feel fatigued at work, exposing themselves to on-the-job accidents and injuries. The workers facing the most risk of fatigue-related accidents are those who do shift work, particularly in industries like construction. In fact, 100 percent of construction workers surveyed reported experiencing…

Check Your Own Boat

Warmer weather is here! Is your boat ready for the season?  The Virtual Vessel Examiner is a free online tool that walks you through a full self-inspection of your recreational boat. From proper display of your registration number to how many Visual Distress Signals you need on board, this interactive checklist keeps you compliant with…