4 Ways to Improve Construction Site Safety

Deaths and injuries are on the rise. Here are four ways construction companies can reduce workplace accidents and promote construction site safety.

If you’re in the construction business, the latest figures about workplace-related deaths in Colorado are nothing short of alarming, an urgent reminder to make sure you’re emphasizing training and safety. While the numbers for all industries saw a slight decrease from 2016 to 2017, fatalities in the construction industry jumped by almost 60 percent. The… Read more »

Doing More to Prepare for Active Shooter Incidents

Employers need to do more to prepare their workplaces and train the right employees to deal with active shooter incidents.

One of the most-read stories featured on the pages of “Business Insurance” in the past year centered on the rising concerns among employers over mass shootings. No wonder. According to Harvard researchers, the days separating mass shooting occurrences dropped from an average 200 days between 1983 and 2011 to 64 days since 2011. “Business Insurance”… Read more »

CCIG Advisor Secures Energy Insurance Designation  

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. –  CCIG Insurance Advisor Jeff Parent has been certified as an Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist. The ERIS designation recognizes expertise in energy insurance and risk management issues, and reflects a commitment to the energy industry through ongoing, continuing education. “The ERIS program has helped us show our energy clients and prospects… Read more »

Many Injured Workers Complain About Care: Report

A recent report finds many injured workers are not at all happy with the medical attention they’re getting after suffering a workplace injury.

There’s troubling news in the latest Workers’ Compensation Research Institute report on workplace injuries. The institute, which tries to help policymakers and legislators identify ways to improve workers’ comp systems, said its surveys found many injured workers are not at all happy with the medical attention they get after suffering a workplace injury. How many?… Read more »

Safety Management: How To Compute Your Incidence Rate

You have a clear idea what your Experience Modification Rate is (or should be) and know all too well that the lower your “e-mod,” the better. But do you know what your company’s “incidence rate” is and how it can quickly hurt your bottom line? In the simplest terms, OSHA uses incidence rates to compare… Read more »

Getting ‘Smart’ About Construction Safety with Wearables

Wearables aren’t for fitness alone anymore. Increasingly, wearable sensors are being deployed to help improve construction worker safety.

Are you wearing a fitness tracker? They’re great, right? You can count your steps, check your heart rate, track muscle development and more. But wearables aren’t for fitness alone anymore. Increasingly, wearable sensors are being deployed to help improve construction worker safety. Wearable technology is being embedded into hard hats, gloves, safety vests and work… Read more »

Video: What Our Charter School Customers Are Saying About Us

We asked Sam Todd, the executive director of operations at Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, Colo., how CCIG has helped keep his school safe and its insurance premiums in check. Click on the video below to hear what he had to say. Visit our blog to get the latest insights from CCIG: Click… Read more »

Embracing Continuous Background Checks on Employees

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Inadequate due diligence and negligent hiring practices not only can hurt an organization, but its customers, too. Indeed, poor hiring has contributed to a rise of lawsuits, medical claims and multimillion-dollar settlements. No wonder we’re seeing what some are calling a new normal: continuous, post-hire monitoring. As a risk-management tactic, ongoing criminal background checks make… Read more »