Take Advantage of Safer Construction Devices

Posted on: January 23rd, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Advancements are making construction workplaces safer thanks to innovative new designs that learn from the past and the weaknesses of equipment that has been used in construction for decades. Construction firms that don’t keep up with the latest in safety devices are missing an opportunity to save lives, reduce workplace injuries and avoid costly workers’ […]

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OSHA Proposes Changes to Construction PPE Standard

Posted on: August 15th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Fed-OSHA has proposed new regulations that would require personal protective equipment for construction workers to be properly fitting. OSHA’s main concern is that the current standard PPE doesn’t clearly state that the equipment must fit each construction worker properly, which the general industry and maritime standards already require. The lack of access to properly fitting […]

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Careful Handling of Construction Materials Saves Lives and Money

Posted on: April 25th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Material handling accidents account for thousands of injuries and a number of deaths each year on construction sites. They are one of the top injuries in the construction trade and can result in serious injuries and death depending on the material, the weight of the load, and the distance it falls. These injuries lead to […]

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Significant Changes to Construction Dual-Wage Classifications

Posted on: September 7th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As inflation drives up salaries in all sectors, the workers’ compensation wage thresholds for construction dual class codes in California have increased as of Sept. 1, 2022. State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara in July approved the recommendation by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau to increase the wage thresholds for high-wage workers. The new rates […]

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Construction Firm Tips for Avoiding Insurance Disasters

Posted on: July 26th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

When you’re in the construction industry you already have lots to worry about: Keeping your workers safe in one of the most dangerous industries, uninsured or underinsured subcontractors, and finding experienced employees from a shrinking pool of talent. Not only that, but lawsuits lurk in any project, exposing you to serious losses that can threaten […]

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Spiking Materials Costs Imperil Apartment, Commercial Projects

Posted on: May 18th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Construction firms are reeling from snowballing costs of building materials due to spiking demand and supply chain snarls that are resulting in massive budget cost overruns. This is especially affecting construction businesses that are managing apartment or commercial projects. These cost overruns are imperiling profits — and risking red ink — on the projects after […]

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Delays, Higher Insurance Costs Burden Owners, Contractors

Posted on: December 16th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Increasing construction project delays are combining with a hardening market for builder’s risk and liability insurance to create headaches for project owners and contractors. If your project suffers from delays, you may find it difficult or costly to extend the length of your insurance coverage as insurers have tightened their underwriting policies and some have […]

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Big Changes to Construction Dual Classes in the Works

Posted on: November 10th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

There could be significant changes coming for a number of construction dual-classification codes that could see the threshold for the higher-wage workers jump by as much as $5 per hour. Currently, 16 of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s construction and erection class codes are divided into two separate classifications based on the hourly wage […]

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