Scaffold Law and Infrastructure Expansion Act Developments

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 12:38 PM

If you’re familiar with the construction industry in New York, you probably have a strong opinion about the state’s scaffold law. More formally known as New York’s Labor Law 240, the scaffold law holds contractors, property owners and developers 100 percent liable for gravity-related accidents and injuries. This absolute liability holds even when the injured workers was primarily responsible for the accident.

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Restaurant Risk Management: Safety Tips for Young Workers

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Fri, May 25, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

With another summer season about to kick off, it’s time to gear up for the picnics, back yard barbecues, boating, swimming, traveling, and other summer activities we love so much.

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A Big Thanks to All Who Participated in the BNC Blood Drive!

Posted by Isabella R. Autorino on Wed, May 23, 2018 @ 03:40 PM

Today’s Blood Drive was a huge success. Thank you so much for supporting this worthy cause!

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Should You Have E&O Coverage?

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 04:17 PM

You’re human, and humans make mistakes. But what if that mistake leads to a lawsuit? For many professionals, the possibility of being sued by a client is a serious risk. In some cases, even baseless claims may result in expensive and time-consuming lawsuits. This is why E&O coverage is essential for many professionals.

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Important Reasons That You Need an Umbrella Policy

Posted by Todd Rockefeller on Wed, May 09, 2018 @ 04:24 PM

A personal umbrella insurance policy provides additional coverage “on top” of the home, auto and other liability insurance policies you already have (excess liability). It’s especially well-suited for people with significant assets to protect; however, you don’t have to be a millionaire to be sued like one.  We recommend that all clients carry at least a $1,000,000 umbrella.

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Hot Diggity Dog! BNC Appreciates its Team!

Posted by Isabella R. Autorino on Wed, May 02, 2018 @ 01:13 PM

Last week, BNC Insurance hosted an employee appreciation event, featuring Walter's Hotdogs, fries, ice cream and funnel cake. Yum! As you can see from the video below, team members were jumping for joy. A big thanks to every single person on our team - BNC team members are THE BEST!

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How Technology Is Changing Construction Worker Safety

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 @ 07:39 PM

Construction is a dangerous job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction industry experienced 1,034 work-related fatalities in 2016. In 2015, this number was 985. It 2014, it was 933, and in 2013, it was 856. In other words, the number of deaths has been increasing each year. While a booming industry may make it seem like it’s impossible to reverse this trend, there is hope. New technology has the potential to improve construction worker safety.

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New ADA Concern: Online Accessibility

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 @ 03:35 PM

You may know that to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it’s important to make stores accessible for people with disabilities. But what about online stores? Websites can have accessibility issues, too. More and more companies are coming under fire for failing to take measures that improve the accessibility of their websites.

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Ensuring a Safe Workplace for Women in Construction

Posted by John Cofini on Thu, Apr 05, 2018 @ 01:57 PM

When you picture the average construction worker, you probably picture a man. This may be a generalization, but it’s one that’s supported by statistics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2017, only 9.1 percent of construction workers were women.

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Volunteering on a Nonprofit Board? Make Sure You Have D&O Insurance

Posted by Todd Rockefeller on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 01:32 PM

When you agree to serve on a nonprofit board, you’re probably thinking about how you can give back to the community and support a good cause. You might also be thinking about the professional experience you’ll gain and the useful connections you’ll make. But what about liability? If you’re volunteering on a nonprofit board, you need to consider your liability exposure. To keep yourself protected, it’s smart to have D&O coverage.

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