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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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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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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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Your safety rides on your tires

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tire-pressure

You and your passengers depend on your tires for a secure ride. Stay safe and save money by regularly maintaining your tires.

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Take care with riding mowers on slopes

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riding-mower

Riding mowers seem more popular than ever for trimming the lawn. A self-propelled riding mower with a seated or standing operator is designed to cut larger grassy areas such as residential lawns, golf courses, cemeteries and parks.

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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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Fireworks: Resist dangerous temptation

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fireworks-display

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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Keep children safe at your home pool

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You can take steps to substantially reduce the likelihood of an accidental drowning in your home pool. The No. 1 rule: Never leave a child unattended or unsupervised around a pool.

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Hazardous waste: Proper disposal matters

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household-waste

What’s out of sight is frequently out of mind, including that bucket full of household cleaners in the garage or under the sink. You use them, and then you are faced with the prospect of disposing of them. While it might be tempting to just throw these types of cleaners in the trash – don’t.

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