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Tips to protect taxpayers from identity theftduring and after the pandemic

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Taxpayers, beware of fraudsters out to trick you for your information. Tax return identity theft has reached such epidemic proportions that it tops the list of the IRS’s Dirty Dozen Tax Scams. Here are tips the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming a victim.

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Walking (and driving) in a winter wonderland

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I don’t know about you, but I have noticed many more people out and about as the coronavirus pandemic lingers. In my neighborhood, people are jogging, pushing baby carriages, chasing toddlers, walking dogs and riding bikes. On the surface, it’s good to see people getting exercise, fresh air and even socializing at safe distances. But an increase in foot traffic can create some concerns.

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The hidden effect of COVID-19 on fleet safety

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If you’ve driven a motor vehicle since COVID-19 restrictions were initiated in March 2020, you’ve undoubtedly noticed fewer vehicles on the road. You might think this would result in a reduction in overall auto crash rates in general and fatality rates in particular. Unfortunately, it appears just the opposite is happening. While actual miles driven have declined, crash and fatality rates have increased.

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Consider safety before taking your restaurant outdoors

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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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When kids come to work: 5 tips for businesses and parents

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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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Reduce legionella bacteria after COVID-19 shutdown

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The August edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He offers a reminder that Legionella bacteria, known to cause Legionnaires’ disease, can be present in water systems shut down due to COVID-19. His article provides tips for dealing with the risk.

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Strategies for reopening your fitness club

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The June edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He offers tips for health and fitness facilities as they reopen after shutdowns to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Adapt your business continuity plan for COVID-19 conditions

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With hurricane season now upon us and the risks of wildfires increasing every day in the summer heat, planning for natural disasters is an inevitable and necessary part of every disaster preparation or business continuity plan. But how effective will these plans be in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic?

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Fireworks: Resist dangerous temptation

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It is hard to deny that fireworks during Independence Day are as American as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie! For many people, celebrating our country’s independence includes setting off fireworks on and around the Fourth of July. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing cancellations of some organized fireworks displays, more people will be motivated to set off their own fireworks at home. While a spectacular fireworks display is both impressive and entertaining, remember that fireworks are explosives best left in the hands of professionals.

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COVID-19: Have a project restart strategy

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Construction projects that shut down production in the short term deserve careful consideration when it’s time to restart operations. Contractors must recognize the need to create a plan for resuming work after restrictions imposed during the pandemic are lifted.

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