ACE Offers New Programs through ESIS, Inc. Designed to Address Evolving OSHA Regulatory Guidelines for the Construction Industry

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE today announced the launch of specialized servicing capabilities designed for the construction industry through ESIS, Inc., a risk management services company owned by ACE Group. These services are available for general contractors, construction managers, trade contractors, and developers for both new construction and renovation projects as they prepare for anticipated new requirements from OSHA.

ESIS has assembled its team of health and safety professionals to develop and deliver a distinctive set of service offerings that can be customized for each client to help identify, assess, and address each of the top five concerns facing the construction industry today, including:

  • The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Communication Standard
  • Fall Protection in Residential Construction
  • New Standards for Confined Spaces in Construction
  • Silica-dust Exposures in Construction
  • Fall Hazards in Construction

According to William P. Hazelton, Executive Vice President, ACE Construction Industry Practice, “Health and safety hazards exist on a daily basis at construction sites, and our clients understand the critical need to protect their workers from these exposures and to adhere to evolving OSHA regulations. Through our ESIS industrial hygiene and construction safety specialists, we are pleased to be able to offer these new capabilities to our clients to assist them in their future risk and safety planning needs.”

Stephen Craig, Vice President of ESIS Health, Safety and Environmental added, “Our clients in the construction industry look to ESIS to not only provide them with useful information on how to best protect their workers, but to assist in the implementation of practical solutions to reduce risk. Our highly-qualified consultants work collaboratively with our clients to create fully customized programs for construction companies looking to safeguard their people and remain in compliance with OSHA regulations.”

ESIS offers a range of programs designed to address exposures faced by companies within the construction industry, including:

  • Construction Site Safety Manager (CSSM) appointment
  • Implementation and auditing of HSE programs
  • Pre-construction planning
  • Job hazard analysis
  • Jobsite surveys
  • Tower/ mobile crane and rigging training
  • OSHA 1926 10/30 hour training
  • Supervisor and task specific training
  • Insurance loss control evaluations

ACE’s Construction Industry Practice consists of business units that offer a broad suite of products and services including:

  • Workers Compensation, General Liability & Automobile Liability Risk Transfer
  • Environmental, including Contractors Pollution Liability & Contractors Professional Liability
  • Inland Marine, including Builders Risk & Contractors Equipment
  • International Casualty Enterprise & Package Solutions, including Defense Base Act Workers Compensation
  • Umbrella/ Excess
  • Wrap Ups & other project-specific programs
  • Specialty Construction Claims
  • Construction Risk Management Services
  • Surety
  • Professional Liability for architects and engineers, construction managers and trade contractors
  • Public and Private company D&O, EPLI, Fidelity and Fiduciary Liability

Insurance is provided by insurance companies within ACE Group. All products may not be available in all jurisdictions. The product information above is a summary only. The insurance policy actually issued contains the terms and limits of the contract. For more information about ACE’s Construction Industry Practice and its range of products and services, please visit our website.

ESIS®, Inc. (ESIS) is part of ACE Group, providing claim and risk management services to a wide variety of commercial clients. Insurance is provided by insurers within ACE Group. The product information contained herein is a summary only. ESIS Health, Safety, and Environmental Services (ESIS HSE) may be sold directly to ESIS’ clients or as part of insurance underwriting. Risk control activities conducted on behalf of the insurer are not intended as a direct benefit or service to ACE insureds. Time and expense rates apply. For more information about ESIS, please visit

ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident supplemental health insurance, reinsurance, and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information can be found at:

1 OSHA Fact Sheet, OSHA’s Proposed Crystalline Silica Rule: Overview, DSG FS-3683 (08/2013)


ACE Group
Carla L. Ferrara, 215-640-4744