Monday, May 13, 2019

NYC DOB LL196 - Update

Attached please find an important update to NYC DOB Local Law 196 – Safety Training Requirements.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Lovell Safety at Booth 28 at PIA LI RAP - May 1


Visit Lovell at Booth #28 at the PIA Long Island RAPMay 1, 2019 at Crest Hollow, Woodbury, NY


Visit Lovell Safety at the PIA Long Island RAP on Wednesday, May 1, at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. We'll be at booth #28.

Learn about what Lovell has to offer including:


Lovell Safety Management offers up-front discounts of up to 25% and dividends as high as 30% to Safety Group enrollees.

Our experience, expertise, level of service, and industry vision continue to benefit our broker producers. We pay commissions to brokers and respect your relationship with your clients.

We look forward to seeing you at our Booth #28 at the
Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury!

Your Workers' Compensation Insurance Experts for over 80 Years
For more information, visit our website: Lovellsafety.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NYC DOB Local Law 196 Update - April 16, 2019

In light of the 3 tragic construction site fatalities in New York City this past week, the DOB safety inspectors will be performing a sweep of 5,000 construction sites.
In addition, the NYC Council has determined that the June, 2019 deadline for safety training will NOT be extended.

Please see the attached Lovell Safety Alert and the NYC DOB Update for detailed information.




Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Drones and Construction Safety


Michael Jandzinski, OHST. Safety & Health Consultant
Susan G. Fahmy, CSP, Director of Safety

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have seen much technological advancement since they were first used in the military. Today’s drones are more lightweight and more agile than previous versions. They can also stream live video. All while being operated from the ground by a pilot.

Drone systems – which usually consist of an operator, control system, ground and satellite equipment, communication links and the drone itself – are now being used in various ways on construction sites. Soon we can expect to find drones on construction sites as often as drills and scaffolds, especially if they can continue to improve worker safety, boost jobsite efficiency and reduce costs for contractors.

According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), “the emerging uses of UAVs in the construction industry range from aiding with construction project planning by aerial mapping of a construction site to extending the actual building of structures.”

Drones can monitor construction sites, especially large sites or those spread out over several locations, often more quickly and efficiently than on-the-ground construction management. Drones can be equipped with infrared cameras, radar and other technology that enhances their surveillance capabilities on a jobsite. This information is useful for tracking not only construction progress but also workers, equipment and material on a jobsite. In the case of highway work zones, drones can inspect the entire expanse of road or an adjacent structure when fast-moving traffic presents a serious hazard for workers.
OSHA Now Using Drones to Inspect Employer Facilities
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum in 2018 announcing that agency inspectors are now authorized to use drones to collect evidence during inspections in certain workplace settings. As of now, the employer must be made aware of this and grant consent. However, OSHA is seeking a Blanket Public COA from the FAA to be able to use the drones anywhere in the country.
During 2018, OSHA reportedly used drones with cameras to conduct at least nine inspections of employer worksites. The drones were primarily used following serious employee injuries at worksites that were considered too dangerous for OSHA inspectors to physically inspect. This included a building collapse, a combustible dust blast and a chemical plant explosion.
Drones quickly provide OSHA inspectors a detailed view of a facility, drastically increasing what can be viewed. This raises a number of questions.
Historically, employers are advised that if an OSHA compliance officer arrives at their company, they should escort them directly to the location they are requesting to see. OSHA is permitted to investigate anything that is in “plain sight” but cannot just freely explore the worksite. The use of drones with cameras might identify more hazards than the traditional walk around would.
During a typical OSHA inspection the employer is encouraged to accompany the inspector. This includes taking the same pictures, measurements and other data so that the employer obtains the same information as the inspector gathered during the walk around. When a drone is used this becomes extremely difficult to accomplish. Prior to giving consent, an employer should ensure that:
·      they have a voice in establishing the drones flight plan
·      all photographs and videos will be shared
·      the issue of employer’s trade secrets is addressed.
Under OSHA’s Multi-Employer Worksite Citation Policy, more than one employer can be held liable for a hazardous condition. This is common on construction sites. Can a General Contractor give consent for drone use during an inspection involving a worksite involving multiple employers? Who has authority to grant consent?
The use of drones is not going away. They are being used by contractors to get the job done more efficiently, cost-effectively and safer. OSHA is likely to expand the use of drones from worksites that are considered too dangerous for OSHA to inspect, to use in more routine inspections. Employers need to be prepared for their arrival and continued use.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Lovell Safety Groups Earn Dividends

New York, NY... Lovell Safety Management Co., LLC, announced the 2017 - 2018 dividend earnings of three of its Safety Groups:
  • New York Hospitals and Health Care Entities, Safety Group #275

  • New York Construction Industry, Safety Group #469
  •  
  • New York State Printing and Imaging Association, Safety Group #514 
Safety Group #275 paid a 15 percent dividend. Qualifying members received an 
advance discount of 25 percent on the 4/1/19 renewal.

Safety Group #469 paid a 25 percent dividend. Qualifying members received an advance discount of 25 percent on the 4/1/19 renewal. 

Safety Group #514 paid a 25 percent dividend. Qualifying members received an advance discount of 25 percent on the 4/1/19 renewal.

Lovell Safety Groups are fully insured, non-profit entities that return any underwriting profit to group members. Any extra premium dollars collected-not used to pay losses or expenses-can be returned to members in the form of a dividend. Lovell Safety Groups provide businesses with the benefits of a guaranteed cost premium with additional savings earned through dividends.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Lovell Safety Staff Keeping Busy

In our continuing effort to aid in your compliance with the various Federal, State and City regulations, the LSM safety department is offering the OSHA 10 Hour Course throughout New York State.  
 
These courses are provided by our OSHA certified instructors.
 
Each employee who successfully completes the program will receive a certification card from OSHA.
 
Queens, NYC
Feb 27th & March 6th
Albany
Feb 28th * March 7th
Buffalo
March 4th & March 11th
Syracuse
March 14th & March 15th  
Rochester
March 21st & March 22nd  
Utica
March 28th & March 29th  
 
Please contact the Lovell Safety Department if you would
like to register your employees.
212-709-8899

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

OSHA 10 HR CONSTRUCTION COURSE- NRLA

February 28TH & March 7th , 2019 8:00AM-12:00PM
To aid in your compliance with the various Federal, State and City regulations requiring this training, the LSM safety department is once again offering the OSHA 10 Hour Course. The course is provided by our OSHA certified instructors. Each employee who successfully completes the program will receive a certification card from OSHA.
*Pre-registration is required. Please complete attached form.




Monday, February 11, 2019

OSHA 10 HR CONSTRUCTION COURSE- UTICA

March 28th & March 29th, 2019 7:30AM-1:30PM
To aid in your compliance with the various Federal, State and City regulations requiring this training, the LSM safety department is once again offering the OSHA 10 Hour Course. The course is provided by our OSHA certified instructors. Each employee who successfully completes the program will receive a certification card from OSHA.
*Pre-registration is required. Please complete attached form.




Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Safe Winter Driving Alert

Safety Alert regarding safe winter driving.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact your local LSM safety representative or the LSM safety office.

LSM Safety Department
212-709-8899


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

OSHA 10 HR CONSTRUCTION COURSE-ROCHESTER

March 21 & March 22, 2019 7:30AM-1:30PM
To aid in your compliance with the various Federal, State and City regulations requiring this training, the LSM safety department is once again offering the OSHA 10 Hour Course. The course is provided by our OSHA certified instructors. Each employee who successfully completes the program will receive a certification card from OSHA.
*Pre-registration is required. Please complete attached form.


Monday, January 28, 2019

OSHA 10 HR CONSTRUCTION COURSE-SYRACUSE

March 14 & March 15, 2019 7:30AM-1:30PM

To aid in your compliance with the various Federal, State and City regulations requiring this training, the LSM safety department is once again offering the OSHA 10 Hour Course. The course is provided by our OSHA certified instructors. Each employee who successfully completes the program will receive a certification card from OSHA.
*Pre-registration is required. Please complete attached form.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

OSHA 10 HR CONSTRUCTION COURSE-BUFFALO

March 4 & March 11, 2019 8:00AM-2:00PM
To aid in your compliance with the various Federal, State and City regulations requiring this training, the LSM safety department is once again offering the OSHA 10 Hour Course. The course is provided by our OSHA certified instructors. Each employee who successfully completes the program will receive a certification card from OSHA.
*Pre-registration is required. Please complete attached form.


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The DFS revised a mandate, clarifying that all entities must report changes in ownership to the New York Compensation Insurance Rating board even if they are not subject to experience rating.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

OSHA Reporting Requirement Deadlines

Dear Group Members,

On February 1, 2019 you must post your 2018 OSHA 300A log (summary section), in a location where your employees can see it.

For those group members with 20 or more employees, you must also electronically submit your 2018 300A summary data on the OSHA web site by March 1, 2019.

Please see the attached safety alerts for additional for additional guidance. If you need any additional assistance, please contact your local safety representative or the Lovell Safety Office.


Thank you,

Susan Fahmy, CSP


Friday, January 4, 2019

1/4/2019 NYC OFFICE CLOSED FOR THE DAY DUE TO BUILDING FIRE

Due to a transformer fire at 110 William Street, Lovell Safety Management Co., LLC's New York City office is closed today.

If you need to reach us, please call our Rochester office at 585-231-1551, or our Syracuse office at 315-484-9108.  We apologize for any inconvenience.