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Tuesday September 13 2016

Be Prepared: Winter Storms

Preparing for winter storms, whether your work involves being inside, outside or in a vehicle, is crucial to survival and safety. Become familiar with winter storm warning signals so you can take appropriate action, and learn the dangers of winter ailments so you can avoid injury. Use these tips to refresh your knowledge on winter storm preparation.

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Wednesday September 07 2016

Education Risk Insights: Emergency Response Safety for Schools

Most school districts and individual schools have emergency management plans in place. However, they are not always practiced regularly, coordinated with community resources, updated regularly or based on factual data and circumstances. As a result, when schools and districts find themselves in situations that merit an emergency response, they are often left unprepared.

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Wednesday September 07 2016

Safety Spotlight: Emergency Evacuations

How would you escape from your workplace in the event of an emergency? Do you know where all the exit routes are in case your first choice is too crowded? Are you sure doors will be unlocked? Did you consider that other exits—like hallways—may be blocked during a fire, explosion or other crisis?

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Wednesday September 07 2016

Home Matters: The Importance of Being Prepared

Disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes can strike with little or no warning. To assure that you and your family are prepared, there’s no time like the present to create emergency kits: one for use if you need to evacuate your home and one for use if you get trapped in your home for several days.

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Wednesday September 07 2016

Emergency Evacuation: A plan for your business

Each year, emergencies take their toll on business and industry—in both lives and dollars. But something can be done. You can limit injuries and damages and return to normal operations more quickly if you have an Emergency Action Plan in place.

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Wednesday September 07 2016

Home Matters: Establishing a Fire Escape Plan

Time is your biggest enemy when escaping from a burning building. In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get completely out of control and can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for a house to fill smoke and become engulfed in flames. Proper planning may make the difference between life and death.

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Wednesday September 07 2016

"Your computer is infected" scams on rise

Recently, some of our customers have been exposed to a common scam—fake anti-virus pop-ups that offer phony tech support for a hefty fee.

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Tuesday August 30 2016

Harvesting Safety: Precautions for agricultural workers

Harvesting equipment is some of the most dangerous machinery you will encounter on the job. You may be less familiar with the seasonal equipment that is used only several days of the year and may not be completely aware of the risks associated with harvesting tasks.

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Thursday August 25 2016

Crazy about College

The leaves were just starting to fall, the air turning crisp, and the debt started to pile up just like the autumn leaves. I was frantic; how will I ever afford college?

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Tuesday August 16 2016

Reducing Risk: Controlling your Mod

Jon Erickson, CIC, CWCP, CRM, shares these tips to control your mod.

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Monday July 18 2016

Home Matters: The Recipe for Grilling Safety

Many backyard gatherings are centered around the grill and the family’s resident chef who is creating all the enticing aromas. In spite of how great grilled foods taste, gas and charcoal grills account for an average of 10 deaths, 100 injuries and $40 million in property loss each year, according to the United States Fire Administration.

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