Construction & Related Services

June 2017 Construction News Brief

Are Changes in Store at OSHA? The change of administrations in Washington, D.C., has triggered many questions over the future direction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The worker safety agency has always focused closely on the construction industry, which accounted for 21.4 percent of all fatal workplace...

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations and “Fatal Four” Hazards

Roofer, OSHA Violations and Hazards

Focus on Safety According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a total of 4,379 fatal workplace injuries were recorded in private U.S. industry in 2015. One out of five deaths — or 937 of them — occurred in the construction industry. This represents a slight increase over the previous...

Are Changes in Store at OSHA?

Work Injury Claim, OSHA Reporting

The change of administrations in Washington, D.C., has triggered many questions over the future direction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The worker safety agency has always focused closely on the construction industry, which accounted for 21.4 percent of all fatal workplace injuries in private industry in 2015....

March 2017 Construction News Brief

Captive Insurance Three Recent Developments to Watch In recent years, captive insurance companies have been attracting more and more attention in the construction industry. A number of companies have expressed interest in both the risk management advantages and potential tax benefits of forming a captive. If you are considering forming...

New OSHA Electronic Reporting Requirement

A new workplace injury reporting rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will directly affect a number of contractors. The new rule requires many employers to electronically submit information about workplace injuries and illnesses to an OSHA-operated website — and the deadline for the first submission is only...

Captive Insurance – Three Recent Developments to Watch

In recent years, captive insurance companies have been attracting more and more attention in the construction industry. A number of companies have expressed interest in both the risk management advantages and potential tax benefits of forming a captive. If you are considering forming a captive insurance company, or if your...

Five Key Performance Indicators That Sureties Watch

When surety underwriters review your financial statements, they are looking for evidence of sound financial condition. Every underwriter has its own standards and expectations, but here are five key performance indicators (KPIs) many bonding companies look at closely: 1. Working Capital: Sureties typically adjust the textbook definition of...