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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

By agent, customer, employee, fall, food, guard, ice, independent, injure, injury, Insurance, locations, Loss Control, mark, mud, objects, planning, premises, prevent, procedure, protect, protocol, safe, Safety Tips, signs, slip, snow, staged, strategic, supplies, training, water, workers
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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Consider safety before taking your restaurant outdoors

By agent, business, Business Insurance, COVID-19, customer, diner, eat, electricity, fire, food, health, heat, heater, independent, Insurance, liability, Loss Control, outdoor, Pandemic, patron, property, safe, safety, shanty, staff, structure, temperature, temporary, tent, transport, trip, waiter, waitress, wind, yurt
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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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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When kids come to work: 5 tips for businesses and parents

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kids-at-work

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted business owners and their employees to find new ways to keep employees and their families safe and secure. Many organizations are assisting working parents by allowing employees to bring their children to work. In areas where traditional daycare facilities may be unavailable, some employers are setting up temporary daycare services on-site.

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Sprinkler systems – Effective when maintained

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fire-pump-drain-valve

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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Reducing fires and burns in the kitchen

By agent, alarm, baking, burner, burns, carbon monoxide, children, cooking, cooktop, detector, electric, extinguisher, fire, Fire Prevention, flame, food, frying, gas, grease, grill, independent, Insurance, Loss Control, microwave, oil, oven, Pandemic, prevent, protect, range, Risk Management, roasting, smoke, stove
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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Flying into 2019: Using drones to serve policyholders

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justin-and-drone

Recently, I got to witness something pretty cool. Our Headquarters Claims department contracted with a company to lease a drone to use for inspections and claims. Kyle Mathews and Justin Anderson, two of our claims technology specialists, participated in a training exercise so they can fly the drone on their own in the future. The vendor walked them through all the steps to ensure a safe flight.

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Hail guard: Protecting your business equipment

By agent, air, business, coil, condenser, conditioning, control, cooling, customers, damage, equipment, guard, hail, hailstorm, heating, HVAC, independent, Insurance, loss, Loss Control, money, pellet, prevent, protect, roof, rooftop, time, unit, valuable, vent, ventilation
hail-guards-can-protect-equipment

Most areas of the country experience hailstorms that can cause significant damage to rooftop equipment, severely disrupting your business and costing you time, money or even customers. You can take a few steps to help keep your business running smoothly and avoid down time by protecting the equipment that keeps your customers and employees comfortable.

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Deadline update: Commercial fleets must replace paper logbooks

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ELD-fleets-replacing-paper-logbooks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has mandated that certain commercial vehicles use an electronic logging device (ELD) instead of paper logbooks. Previously announced regulations that took effect in December 2017 will be strictly enforced effective April 1, 2018.

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