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Industry Guide: Reporting Near Misses in the Construction Workplace

Most safety professionals agree that a facility or site audit would uncover at least one near miss condition or scenario at any time, on any day.

In the construction industry, near miss incidents are common occurrences where an accident was narrowly avoided. They’re also a precursor to more dangerous and expensive events. Tracking near misses can help companies reduce the number of incidents by monitoring when and where potential hazards take place. In Hays Companies’ new white paper, Senior Vice President Abby Ferri details:

  • How to start a near miss reporting program
  • Why it’s so important
  • The impact it could have on your company’s bottom line

Construction firms differ in their level of safety reporting sophistication. Some may need to start from the ground up, while others can quickly implement a near miss program. No matter where you are on the spectrum, treat near misses like incidents by recognizing and recording everything.

Click here to read the full white paper!

Paul Nelson Joins Hays Companies

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (January 18, 2019) – Hays Companies announced Paul Nelson has joined its Dallas operations as Senior Vice President. Nelson brings a unique perspective and extensive construction risk experience to Hays’ Texas operations.

“Paul will play a critical role here in Dallas as we continue to grow our Property and Casualty division,” said Erik Templin, President – Hays Companies of Texas. “We are excited to add his valuable construction expertise and Property and Casualty resources to our clients in the Dallas market.”

He began his insurance career in 2006 and in that 13 years he has worked with middle market, large national and fortune 500 clients. Since 2014, Paul has worked closely with clients to measurably affect reporting program performance and provide detailed financial analyses.

He has extensive construction and wrap-up programs expertise in the where he most recently managed controlled insurance programs in the South region. Paul worked with owners and general contractors to implement program structure and placement, bidding strategy and contract and enabling language.

Paul moved to Texas after graduating from Brigham Young University. During his time in risk management, he’s been involved with the Association of General Contractors (AGC), the Construction Financial Management Association and IRMI. Outside of work, Paul is a volunteer for his church where he is president of the Young Men’s Organization.

“I’m excited to join the amazing culture here at Hays Companies and am looking forward to expanding our P&C practice,” said Nelson.

Nelson can be contacted via email at panelson@hayscompanies.com. Want to be notified of new P&C seminars or thought leadership articles? Connect with us here.

ABOUT HAYS COMPANIES

Hays Companies is one of the fastest growing risk management, insurance and employee benefits advisors in the country. Our philosophy of delivering the highest-quality, customer-focused service has led to significant growth for more than 20 years. Today, the company includes 700+ experienced professionals in more than 30 locations throughout the United States. For more information, contact Andrea Field (afield@hayscompanies.com) or visit our website at hayscompanies.com.

Abby Ferri Joins Hays Companies As Vice President

Abbi Ferri headshotHays Companies announced Abby Ferri has joined its Minneapolis operations as Vice President. She will be responsible for helping build the national construction practice through her experience and expertise in safety and risk management.

“We are excited to have Abby join our growing construction division at Hays,” said Tim Boberg, President of Property and Casualty-Minneapolis. “She brings valuable risk control experience, entrepreneurship and leadership to her new role.”

Ferri has more than 15 years of experience in construction risk management. In 2012, she founded The Ferri Group, LLC where she provided risk control, program development, training and regulatory compliance for her clients.

Abby is an adjunct professor in the Construction Management Program at Dunwoody College of Technology. She is also President-elect of the Northwest Chapter of American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and Administrator of the Women in Safety Excellence common interest group of the ASSP.

“I feel that my experiences have led me directly to my new position at Hays. I love working with construction companies and general contractors, and I aim to ensure the industry thinks of Hays first for their risk management needs,” said Ferri.

Ferri can be contacted via phone at 612-486-4796 or email at aferri@hayscompanies.com.

ABOUT HAYS COMPANIES

Hays Companies is one of the fastest growing risk management, insurance and employee benefits advisors in the country. Our philosophy of delivering the highest-quality, customer-focused service has led to significant growth for 20 years. Today, the company includes 700+ experienced professionals in more than 30 locations throughout the United States. For more information, contact Andrea Field (afield@hayscompanies.com) or visit our website at hayscompanies.com.