Posted on Nov 28, 2018
NorthStar Insurance Services, INC.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 25% or 160 million tons of non-industrial waste generation in the United States is caused by construction activity, which includes land clearing, demolition, burning, and working with toxic materials. In addition, construction sites generate high levels of dust (typically from concrete, cement, wood, stone, silica), which can carry for large distances over a long period of time. The bottom line: the tools used and various activities performed on job sites can potentially negatively impact public safety and the environment, leading to lawsuits and claims and reputational damage for a construction operation.