Halloween: Tips to make your celebration a treat

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As you and your family bring out the Halloween decorations and prepare for parties and trick-or-treaters, take time to evaluate the liability exposures associated with having guests on your property.

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Preventing fires in the home

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A home fire is your most dangerous fire threat. This video from the U.S. Fire Administration has tips for preventing fires at home.

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Not on the coast? Tropical storms may still threaten

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Coastal dwellers remain on alert during hurricane season, but inland residents can be caught off-guard after a hurricane or tropical storm makes landfall. While the storm may diminish in strength, the potential remains for severe damage from winds and heavy rain. When you know a storm is coming, take steps to minimize damage and speed recovery.

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Poison prevention: Safety tips for parents and caregivers

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More than 2 million people – about half of them under age 6 – swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance each year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Be prepared in case of an accidental poisoning.

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Keeping up with the seasons: Time for fall tasks

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We’re less than four weeks from the start of fall: time to start thinking about some annual tasks if you live in a part of the country with seasonal temperature changes. Our bloggers have you covered. Here are some posts from the past that can help you through the change of seasons.

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Don’t underestimate the risks of pressure washers

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Pressure washers are a quick way to clean the dirt and grime from siding, driveways, decks, patios, lawn furniture and other items. But while results may look great, users should beware: Pressure washers are deceptively dangerous.

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Cars on campus: Tips for college students

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College students may be in unfamiliar territory when they take their cars to campus. Our video has tips to consider before venturing out.
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Tasting rooms and tours: Consider guest safety first

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Most breweries, wineries or distilleries offer tours and a tasting room where guests can enjoy a sample of the product or purchase drinks made on-site. These operations present a different set of exposures than a typical beverage manufacturing facility. If you own a beverage business, closely evaluate your operation to ensure guest safety.

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