Safety Focus - Masonry and concrete contractors

Vol. 11, Issue 1 - Summer 2018

Check out the latest edition of Safety Focus, Markel's accident prevention newsletter. Learn more about the do's and dont's of scaffold safety along with other current accident prevention information.

The do’s and don’ts of scaffold safety

It is also important that each worker is equipped with proper protective equipment and have been thoroughly trained on safe work practices when working on scaffolding.

Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts for scaffold safety in construction.

Protect your structure from wildfires

Heat and oxygen are out of man’s control but if you remove the elements that fuel a fire from around your property, you reduce its ability to spread — greatly minimizing, or even eliminating your risk.
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Did you know? We have training videos available at no cost to our policyholders!

Markel is utilizing a new online safety video provider called Training Network Now. Training Network Now provides customers with on demand access to streaming videos on a large selection of safety topics. Videos are available at any time of the day, from any device with login access.

Training Network Now has over 600 titles in both English and Spanish as well as closed captioning options. Each title comes with supplemental course quizzes, so employees can test their knowledge. Training Network Now also adds new content on a regular basis. Best of all, these training tools are available at no cost to our policyholders! To review their current catalog of online videos, please visit this link. To gain access to Training Network Now videos, please visit our website and complete the enrollment form. Once approved through our Loss Control department, login information with be sent to you and you can begin training your employees!

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