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Consider safety before taking your restaurant outdoors

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restaurant-outdoors

Restaurants seeking new ways to stay operational during the pandemic are constructing temporary structures to extend the outdoor dining season. Use of these structures without proper safety precautions and adequate protections for customers and employees could lead to unforeseen legal and safety consequences.

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Sprinklers protect your home from biggest threat: Fire

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One of the most significant threats to your home, its contents and those living there is a fire. If you’re building a new home or planning a major renovation of your existing home, consider installing or retrofitting with a fire sprinkler system. Sprinklers save lives.

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Enjoy your patio heater this fall, but use it safely

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Portable, outdoor gas-fired heaters – or patio heaters – are increasingly popular for use at home and in outdoor seating at restaurants, especially with colder weather fast approaching. While the heaters offer comfort, using them involves potential risks.

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Sprinkler systems – Effective when maintained

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Automatic fire sprinklers can save lives and reduce property losses in the event of a fire. But to be effective, they must remain in good working order. Property owners can protect their buildings and occupants through a regular inspection, testing and maintenance program.

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Fire up the grill, but follow simple safety tips

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grill-safety

Grilling season is here, and with all the social distancing that 2020 has brought us, consumers are eager to do more home cooking at their backyard grills. Unfortunately, each summer season also brings numerous home fires and burn injuries associated with outdoor grilling activities.

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Be ready for lightning storms

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Thunderstorms can develop rapidly and without warning – often accompanied by lightning. When thunderstorms form in your area and you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of the storm.

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Reducing fires and burns in the kitchen

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cooking-fires

With the dine-in restaurant world shut down, we are cooking more at home – and we have the grocery bills to prove it. But with more cooking and more time being spent at home comes the very real potential for kitchen-related fires and burns, including to children.

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