John Cofini

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Construction Heat Exposure - Safety Tips for Your Summer Jobsite

Posted by John Cofini on Wed, Jun 08, 2022 @ 02:22 PM

The summer season is a busy time in construction. Warm weather not only means more projects, but longer hours and busier schedules. Although working outdoors in the summertime can be a safer, more positive experience, there are still inherent risks to be cautious of. This article discusses some heat-related construction exposures in the summertime and some safety tips to implement for your jobsite.

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What's Happening Now with Worker Classification?

Posted by John Cofini on Fri, May 20, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

When is a worker an employee? It’s more than semantics. Whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee is a high-stakes question that can impact minimum wage, overtime and benefit rights. In recent years, the fight over worker classification has heated up. Here’s what’s happening now.

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Construction Safety: Fall Prevention Best Practices

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, May 17, 2022 @ 02:48 PM

Falls are the number one cause of death in the construction industry and account for one-third of all fatalities. As a major source of worker-related accidents, fall prevention is a strong focus for both contractors and industry leaders. However, falls continue to be a pertinent issue for the industry and the main focus of construction safety campaigns across the country. In this article, learn some interesting cases involving construction falls and some best practices to implement in your business.

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Tags: construction fall prevention, fall prevention

How Hackers Keep Businesses on Their Toes

Posted by John Cofini on Wed, Apr 27, 2022 @ 11:15 AM

Change and innovation in the cybersecurity industry seem to be moving faster than ever, driven by cybercriminals. They continue to develop new tactics and techniques to disrupt IT systems, steal data, and monetize their efforts.

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Tags: cyberattack

Wrap Up Insurance: A Solution for Large Projects

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Apr 25, 2022 @ 01:55 PM

You’re a contractor on a big project. If something goes wrong, whose insurance is going to cover it: yours, your subcontractor’s or the owner’s? Large, complex projects often have a complicated jigsaw puzzle of insurance of insurance coverages. If the pieces don’t fit together correctly, you can end up with coverage gaps and disputes. Wrap up insurance provides a simplified solution.

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Tags: wrap-up insurance, CIP

Protecting Your Business from Theft

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Mar 14, 2022 @ 02:38 PM

Is theft hurting your company’s bottom line? Businesses can incur losses from multiple types of theft, and these losses can take a bite out of your company’s profits. Strong theft prevention strategies can help protect your business.

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Coverage for Faulty Workmanship

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Mar 07, 2022 @ 11:29 AM

Contractors who are sued for faulty workmanship may be surprised to learn they don’t have coverage under their commercial general liability insurance policy.

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Navigating Construction Worker Shortages

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Feb 22, 2022 @ 11:30 AM

Recent supply-chain shortages have created a challenging labor market for the construction industry. Many companies are walking a fine line between meeting demand and maintaining a safe, positive work environment. Here’s an overview of the current state of the market, and how some construction companies are coping.

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How to Minimize Business Interruption Risks

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Feb 15, 2022 @ 11:52 AM

If there is one thing the pandemic taught us, it's to expect the unexpected. The last two years have been difficult to navigate due to changing local and state health guidelines. For small business owners, business interruption can be the difference between a successful business and one that is nearing bankruptcy. It's important for business owners to understand how business interruption occurs and what options are available to protect against the consequences of interruption.

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Tags: business interruption insurance

What’s Happening Now in the NY Construction Market

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Jan 24, 2022 @ 01:45 PM

What’s required, what’s banned and what’s changing now in New York construction? Here’s a look at the new laws, trends and issues impacting the NY construction market.

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Tags: new york construction market, NY Construction Market