Safety Focus

Vol. 13 Issue 3 - Fall 2020

Check out the latest edition of Safety Focus, Markel Specialty's accident prevention newsletter. Learn more about certificates of insurance and ergonomics for contractors.

Certificate of insurance (COI) basics

A certificate of insurance (COI) is issued by an insurance company or broker. The COI verifies the existence of an insurance policy and summarizes the key aspects and conditions of the policy.

Ergonomics for contractors

Workers performing jobs that require any physical movement may be subject to ergonomic hazards, which are exposures that can lead to injury and illness.






Safety video spotlight – contractors

Markel provides policyholders free access to hundreds of safety videos. Here are some video options currently available through Coastalflix:

  • Safety matters: back safety - SKU: BAK009
  • Safety matters: strains and sprains - SKU: ERG015
  • Pause for performance: strains and sprains - SKU: MLST01
  • Pause for performance: ladder safety - SKU: MLLS01
  • Back in action - SKU: BAK008
  • Hand protection: lessons for a lifetime - SKU: HAN001
  • Personal protective equipment: don’t start work without It - SKU: PPE007

To sign up for this free resource, please visit us online.

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