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Keep Your Competitive Edge: Protect your commercial use of drones and quadcopters

As commercial drones and quadcopters provide a competitive advantage to environmental consultants for applications such as site assessments, it is important keep an eye on regulatory developments and insurance requirements. UAS’s (unmanned aircraft systems) can be an efficient way to collect data and samples and perform geospatial analysis in real time, thanks to the development Read More …

Environmental Contractors – Best Practices to Avoid Professional Liability Claims

Professional liability suits against environmental contractors can arise from clients’ missed compliance deadlines or compliance failure. To avoid these types of claims, the following loss control measures should be considered: Environmental auditors should be fully accredited and trained per state and federal regulations since these employees are critical in interfacing with the prospective client. Accurate Read More …

Keeping Nonprofits’ Officers and Directors on Board

Safeguard your Nonprofit Board Members’ Personal Assets Directors and board members of nonprofit organizations are entrusted with the management of assets such as property, employees and the organization’s reputation in the community it serves. These officers drive the organization’s mission and administer policies and activities that advance its performance and ability to sustain itself. Board Read More …

What’s in Your Policy? Helping Environmental Consultants in New Jersey Respond to State Legislation

New Jersey’s Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) aimed to relieve the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection from a backlog of delays in remediation projects at contaminated sites in the state. It shifted the supervisory role of these projects to licensed professional remediation professionals (LSRPs) to ensure that cleanup would proceed in a timely manner. Read More …

How Should I Insure my Mobile Contractor’s Equipment?

As a contractor, you have machinery that must be transported to and from worksites. This equipment can include machinery such as air compressors, pumps, generators, sprayers, welding equipment, building and cleaning equipment, geophysical exploration devices, lighting or well servicing equipment. Insuring this equipment properly during different stages of movement is critical. Standard Business Auto policies Read More …

Your X-Mod & You: Rein in Workers’ Compensation Premium and Keep Employees Safe

Your workers’ compensation experience rating factor, or “X-Mod”, is a rating developed by NCCI (National Council on Compensation Insurance) to calculate the effect of your company’s losses on the amount of premium you pay for workers’ compensation insurance. NCCI does this by comparing your loss and payroll history against that of peer companies in your Read More …