Having an effective Heat Illness Prevention Program has been a given for a number of years. However, recently there have been some significant changes and requirements that became effective on May 1, 2015. Is your program up to date with these changes? Have you re-trained your employees with this new information?
I’ve Been Sued! Now What? Dealing with our litigation system can be frustrating, expensive, time-consuming and emotionally draining, but for most contractors, litigation is an unfortunate fact of life. The key to effectively dealing with litigation is to know what you should and should
For many engineering companies, insurance is one of their largest costs. When you add up premiums for Professional Liability, Property & Casualty, Workers’ Compensation, Employee Benefits, Life Insurance and other lines of coverage, it can often total 5% of revenues or more. The type of work you do, your
You can sign the worst contract in the world, and if nothing goes wrong on the project, it won’t matter. You may never look at the document again. If however there is a problem on a project, the contract will be scrutinized to determine each parties obligations and responsibilities.
In its 2014 Professional Liability Survey, the ACEC discovered that poor communication is involved in nearly 50% of all claims. XLDP, a major writer of professional liability insurance for design professionals, has been aware of this for years. Their “Risk Driver” studies have identified numerous
Sally is your receptionist, and she will occasionally run errands for your company in her own car. You pay her the IRS recommended auto reimbursement, but it never crosses your mind to check Sally’s driving record or to see if Sally has insurance, let alone adequate limits of coverage. Sally is driving to Office Depot
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.