4 Key Steps for Construction Projects to Help Protect Your Company
Pre-construction surveys and project documentation are some items to keep in mind before a project. Follow our pre-construction checklist for more tips.
5 Equipment Innovations Impacting Construction Business Operations
Recent innovations in construction equipment can provide contractors with new abilities and enhance safety and productivity.
5 Innovations Impacting Construction Job Site Safety
Construction job sites can present workers with a variety of hazards. Explore five areas of innovation impacting construction job site safety.
5 Key Questions for Developing a Sound Lift Plan
A well-crafted crane lift plan can help your team stay safe. Here are some considerations when developing a lift plan.
6 Technologies Impacting Construction Defect Risk
Technological innovations can provide construction companies with safety, productivity and risk management. Learn about Travelers construction insurance.
Avoiding Opioid Addiction in the Construction Industry
Construction sites contain many health and safety risks, which can lead to chronic pain, a condition that is often treated with highly addictive opioids. Learn how Travelers is taking action.
Awareness of Risks Can Help Avoid Construction Vibration Damage
Understanding the science behind vibration damage can help construction companies avoid costly, and frequent, construction losses.
Bridge Construction: Fall Prevention Tech Innovations Can Help Protect Workers' Lives
The construction industry has come a long way in protecting its workers. Explore the fall prevention technology that can help protect workers.
Construction Job Site Hot Work Safety
Poorly managed or controlled hot work activities on construction projects can result in many devastating, costly losses, sometimes involving injuries. Learn more about hot work job site safety for construction projects.
Construction Job Site New Hire Orientation
Many safety items must be taught to construction new hires before they are involved in work production. Explore the importance of construction jobsite orientation to new hires.
Construction Risk Management
Construction defects can be extremely costly. Help prevent unnecessary construction defect costs with construction risk management tips.
Construction Skilled Labor Shortages
Skilled labor shortages are a rising issue in construction, but hiring unqualified workers can have long-term negative impacts.
Contractor's Equipment: Rent, Buy, Borrow or Refurbish?
The choice can have a long-lasting impact on your business. Here’s a look at the benefits and risks to these options for filling your equipment needs.
Don’t Let Shortfalls Be Your Downfall: Navigating Construction’s Labor, Equipment, and Materials Constraints [Videos]
Increasing costs, labor and material shortages, and project delays are shaking up the Construction industry. Discover strategies to overcome these challenges.
Do You Have a Contractual Risk Transfer Program?
A contractual risk transfer (CRT) program can help protect contractors when working with third party services or products.
Employee Injury Trends in Construction [Infographic]
Every construction site can have risks that increase the risk of injury severity and lost time. Learn more about employee injury trends in construction.
Finding an Effective Construction Subcontractor
Subcontractors can have a significant impact on your financial and operational risks. Here are some tips from Travelers to help reduce risks when selecting a construction subcontractor.
Going Beyond OSHA's Minimum Standards for Crane Safety
Companies preparing for crane operator OSHA certification should also train their supporting team about ongoing safe crane operations.
Is Your Construction Operation Compliant with OSHA's Silica Standard?
The silica standard requires the construction industry to take steps to protect employees from exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
How Technology Is Transforming Construction Jobsite Safety [Videos]
Innovative technology continues to play an important role in improving jobsite safety, and now it can help manage your construction firm's response to the pandemic.
How to Onboard Construction Workers
Construction companies can help protect workers by hiring candidates with a focus on safety and giving ongoing safety training.
Job Site Safety Technology: 5 Things to Consider Before Implementing
Here are some considerations before implementing construction safety technology at your job site.
Material Handling Strategies for Contractors to Help Avoid Injuries
Utilizing safe material handling techniques can help workers protect their health and well-being on and off the work site.
Mitigating Construction Defects with a Quality Control Program
A construction quality control plan can help mitigate risks of construction defect losses.
Preparing Your Construction Site for Severe Weather
Severe weather damage can add both cost and time to a construction project. Learn how to help protect your construction site from severe weather.
Protecting Against Common Fire Risks During Construction
Help protect your site against construction fires, by knowing top fire risks and how to help prevent them.
Protecting Your Construction Site from Fire, Water and Theft
Learn how to help protect your construction site from common builder's risks such as fire risk, water damage and vandalism.
Risks to Utility Contractors as Demand Grows
While the utility industry typically has stringent safety procedures in place for employees, increased spending on utility work could attract contractors from other fields that may lack experience with specific safety procedures.
Risk Transfer and Potential Damages Due to Unexcused Construction Project Delays
An unexcused delay in a construction project could lead to unexpected liabilities for contractors. Knowing the types of damages can help contractors minimize their liability for damages.
Roadmap to Construction Fleet Safety
Motor vehicle accidents are a top source of injury for construction workers. Explore construction fleet safety strategies and best practices to help keep workers safe.
Staying Safe Around Heavy Equipment
Heavy equipment can be very dangerous for both workers and pedestrians.
Suicide in the Construction Industry
The construction industry has higher rates of suicide than workers in many other industry groups, exceeded only by mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction workers.
Take the Workforce Pressure Test [Tool]
The Workforce Pressure Test can help determine if you are doing enough to help ensure your employees are skilled, safe and resilient.
The Backlog Trap - Avoid Common Challenges When Picking Construction Projects [Videos]
Beware the backlog trap and avoid common challenges when picking construction projects.
The Hidden Risks of Bringing a Crane Onto Your Jobsite [Videos]
Cranes can be the most productive pieces of equipment, and can also be the most dangerous. We explore real-life crane accidents, discuss lessons learned, and the responsibilities that general contractors and subcontractors face with crane operations.
Training the Superintendent of Tomorrow
It's not too early to think about training the next generation of superintendents so that they'll be prepared to bring the skills they'll need to safely and effectively manage a construction site.
Types of Construction Defects
Construction defects originate from 4 main sources. Understand the types of construction defects, how to identify them and help prevent future liability claims.
Understanding Conditional Payment Clauses in Construction Contracts
Learn more about conditional payment clauses in construction projects.
Using Temporary Heaters on Construction Sites
The cold weather season is a time when temporary heaters on construction sites are in high demand. Get tips on using temporary heating.
Weathering the Perfect Storm: Suicide in Construction and What the Industry Can Do to Help [Videos]
Explore the factors contributing to incidents of death by suicide of workers in the construction industry and what the industry can do to help.
What Are Roles and Responsibilities During Crane Operations?
Having a well-trained team is an important aspect of crane safety. Learn about the responsibilities of four key roles during crane operations.