Construction industry to examine risk at November conference

IRMI holds a construction risk conference in November.
IRMI holds a construction risk conference in November.
International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) announced the agenda and line-up for its 29th IRMI Construction Risk Conference November 1–5, 2009, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

The conference brings together industry organizations and businesses in the construction insurance, risk management, loss control and bonding sectors and has been recommended by industry groups such as the Associated General Contractors of America, IRMI said.

Workshops at the three-and-a-half day conference will include insurance, safety, legal and bonding experts from across the United States.

According to figures from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, construction is one of the riskiest industries in terms of accidents and worker deaths. Risks include falls as well as accidents involving construction equipment such as front-end loader falls and crane collapses.

Construction work is among the top ten most dangerous jobs in America, averaging 23 deaths for every 100,000 workers, according to Department f Labor statistics.

IRMI said its annual conference routinely draws 1,500 or more risk managers, agents, brokers, underwriters, attorneys and others.