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Learning From Loss: Electrical Fires

This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series Fire Prevention

Last week, we learned about the most common causes of fire loss based on Society Insurance claims data from 2011-2013. View the chart. We went into detail about cooking equipment hazards and the best ways to minimize those risks. This week, we will explore electrical fire risks and prevention tips.

Electrical Equipment

Between 2011 and 2013, there were 83 electrical fires that cost Society over $14.5 million in claim settlement costs. Just like with cooking equipment, I asked Subrogation Specialist Kristina Huber, CPCU, AIC, CSRP, for her insight into the causes of these fires. (more…)

Life-Saving Equipment You Can Provide to Protect Your Contracting Employees

Artisan contractors operate in an environment built on risk. From the equipment they employ to the buildings they work on, each element poses a unique set of dangers. Implementing proper training and safety procedures can help protect your workers from harm. But even that isn’t always enough.

Oftentimes, injuries are hard to avoid or happen without warning. What’s more, exposure to elevated noise, projectiles and potentially harmful gases and liquids is an everyday, on-the-job occurrence. (more…)