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Woodchippers efficient, but demand extra caution

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woodchipper

Woodchippers are an efficient way to clean up wood, fallen branches and other debris, but their force and rapidly moving blades pose serious dangers. Follow these safety practices to use a woodchipper safely and effectively.

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Maintain your hardscape cobblestone and paver walkways

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hardscape-driveway

Cobblestone or interlocking paver driveways or sidewalks can be an attractive addition to your property, providing an architectural element not possible with cement or blacktop; however, cobblestone features may require additional maintenance.

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Never leave a wet floor unattended or unmarked

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wet-floor

When unexpected spills, tracked-in snow or rain, leaking appliances or other sources lead to floor contamination, your employees’ response can easily be the difference between a slip and fall, prompting a potential injury claim, or it being a non-event.  

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Skiing: Is it worth the risk? A method to help you decide

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skiing-risk

In both our business and personal lives, risk is unavoidable. But accepting risk needn’t be “all or nothing.” You have options for mitigating an identified risk, and the same principles you might use in assessing a business risk can be used in your personal life.

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Keep your child safe on outdoor play equipment

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play-equipment-slide

Swings and other outdoor play equipment have always been a popular childhood pastime. They also can be a great alternative to today’s “screen time” and other sedentary activities. However, playing on outdoor equipment does come at a risk.

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Sprinklers essential to safety in high-rise residences

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high-rise

High-rise buildings with residential uses pose unique risks that deserve special attention to safety. Whether you are purchasing a condo, staying in a hotel or living in a high-rise senior apartment or college dorm, consider whether the building is protected by automatic sprinkler systems.

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Thermography: Seeing the heat before the fire

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thermography-image

They looked just like any other circuit breakers: a set of electrical devices mounted in a steel box. But inside, invisible to the human eye, was a hidden danger. The breakers were smoldering at 159.7 degrees. Thermography made the danger visible.

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What to do when buying a new or used car

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Congratulations on your new car! Purchasing a new vehicle is exciting, and insurance isn’t normally the first thing on your mind. When you finally think of it, you may be overwhelmed and not sure what to do. Here are some tips.

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