How to Beat the Heat

How to Beat the Heat

This Safety Handout is a part of Community Insurance Group’s Risk Track risk management program, now available online exclusively to Community Insurance Group business clients.  Summer Heat – Perspiration Control for Construction Workers A heat wave can be deadly. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that, for the period 1979 – 2003, excessive heat exposure caused 8,015 deaths in the United States, which is an average of 276 deaths a year from excessive heat. In the summer heat, sweating may not be able to cool the body since high relative humidity may retard evaporation. In the summer, construction workers often can be seen going shirtless; however, to combat heat, going shirtless may not be the best solution. Instead, workers should concentrate on perspiration management. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Weather Service (NWS), and the online magazine, Contractor Tools and Supplies, have jointly developed recommendations to help construction workers manage summertime heat. Pick the Best Times to Work Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated, or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day. Individuals at risk should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors. For construction activities, this means working either earlier in the day, or later, to avoid the hottest periods of the day. Workers should also get out of the direct sun periodically to a cooler place, and not get too much sun. Sunburn makes the job of heat dissipation that much more difficult. Wear the Best Clothes Lightweight, light-colored clothing reflects heat and sunlight, and helps the body maintain normal temperatures. When a worker puts on... read more
Severe Weather Alert – Direct Claims Reporting

Severe Weather Alert – Direct Claims Reporting

If you are ever unable to reach our office to report a claim during severe weather, we welcome you to contact your insurance company and report your claim directly. Below are the phone numbers and websites for the companies we represent. Of course you may also contact our Claims Manager, Jenny Davidson (937) 492-0823 jenny@communityinsurancegroup.com You can also find a list of our companies’ claims websites on the Community Insurance Group Website. Call or Click Name Below to Report a Claim Online Acuity – 800-242-7666   Auto-Owners 800-252-4626 EMC – 888-362-2255 Frankenmuth – 800-234-4433 Grange – 800-445-3030 Liberty Mutual 800-362-0000 Motorists -800-876-8766 Ohio Mutual 800-686-3011 Option 6 Progressive – 800-776-4737 Safeco – 800-332-3236 Utica National – 800-216-1420 West Bend – 877-922-5246  ... read more

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