John Cofini

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Tackling the Psychosocial Factors That Impact Construction Safety

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Mar 14, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Construction is a dangerous industry. There are many established best practices to protect workers from physical injury. However, social and behavioral safety factors tend to receive less attention. According to a recent article on the CDC’s NIOSH Science Blog, construction leaders often overlook psychosocial hazards, even though these factors can have a significant impact on worker health and safety.

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How the Challenging Property Insurance Market Impacts New York Policyholders

Posted by John Cofini on Thu, Feb 23, 2023 @ 10:00 AM

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Tags: property insurance, property insurance market

D&O Insurance Update for Businesses

Posted by John Cofini on Wed, Feb 22, 2023 @ 03:52 PM

Directors and officers liability insurance (or D&O insurance) provides important protection for board members and directors and the organizations they serve. Rates and capacity have improved, but risks remain high. Now is the time to make sure you’re covered.

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New Developments on the New York Workers’ Compensation Scene

Posted by John Cofini on Thu, Jan 26, 2023 @ 10:00 AM

From new injury statistics and assessment rates to changes in legislation surrounding scaffolding requirements and workers’ compensation treatment, there’s a lot happening with New York workers’ compensation.

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New Tech That Can Improve Construction Safety

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Jan 17, 2023 @ 11:15 AM

While inspecting a skyscraper, a construction worker suffers a fatal fall. On a hot summer day, a worker suffers heat stroke and has to be rushed to the hospital. After years of work, a construction worker develops back pain and is forced into an early retirement. Construction has always meant dangerous work, but this doesn’t mean accidents like these are unavoidable: new technology has the potential to improve construction safety. At a time when costs are high and skilled workers in short supply, new tech could be a game changer.

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Tags: construction safety

Preventing Property Damage Caused by Ice Dams

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Jan 10, 2023 @ 12:01 PM

Allowing ice dams to form on your roof can lead to major structural damage. Learn the signs of ice dams and steps to take to help prevent this winter hazard.

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Looking Back at 2022: A Year in Construction

Posted by John Cofini on Fri, Dec 16, 2022 @ 11:33 AM

The construction industry has been thriving in 2022, but the year has also brought its share of challenges. Issues related to environmental impact, labor shortages, material costs, COVID, and safety are all top concerns for contractors. Let’s take a look back at the developments that have shaped the construction industry in 2022.

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Tags: construction, Construction 2022

EPLI Exposures: From Company Party to Lawsuit

Posted by John Cofini on Thu, Dec 15, 2022 @ 05:53 PM

Company parties and events can boost morale and support teambuilding, but things sometimes go wrong. Here are some employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) exposures to avoid during work-sponsored parties, events and travel:

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Tags: epli exposures, Holiday EPLI Exposures

State of the Insurance Market: Q3 Update

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Nov 28, 2022 @ 04:50 PM

Inflation, supply chain issues, labor shortages, cyberattacks, natural disasters and rising jury awards and all key factors impacting the current state of the insurance market. Insurance rates continue to rise, but some lines are seeing higher rate hikes than others. Underwriting capacity is also varied across different lines and sectors.

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Cyberattacks: Real-World Risk & Disruption

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Nov 08, 2022 @ 02:06 PM

A cyberattack can do more than disrupt your organization’s computer systems. The world has become increasingly dependent on the internet; at the same time, cyberattacks have become more sophisticated and damaging. As a result, cyberattacks can cause real-world disruption.

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