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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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Prepare your construction site before a hurricane hits

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construction-hurricane

Just as you would prepare your home and family for an impending hurricane, you’ll also want to prepare your construction job sites. The steps you take could make a significant difference in how well your construction site fares during the hurricane and how soon your workers can return afterwards.

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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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Fixed deferred annuities can add STYLE to a retirement portfolio

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Market volatility, rising healthcare costs, concerns about the future viability of Social Security and the potential to be taxed on Social Security benefits leave many doubting their financial well-being. Many could be dealing with a very real possibility of outliving their assets.

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Fixed deferred annuities can add STYLE to a retirement portfolio

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Market volatility, rising healthcare costs, concerns about the future viability of Social Security and the potential to be taxed on Social Security benefits leave many doubting their financial well-being. Many could be dealing with a very real possibility of outliving their assets.

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Employers must report COVID-19 illness in workplace

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As the COVID-19 pandemic expands, employers are coping with their obligation to maintain a safe work environment and to comply with government workforce reporting requirements. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has developed resources to assist these efforts.

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Give your chimney a clean sweep

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Homeowners with a wood-burning fireplace or solid fuel stove or insert can protect your property and your family by having a qualified professional inspect and clean your chimney at least annually. Maintaining a chimney through an annual inspection and cleaning is critical, especially as winter approaches and temperatures drop.

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19 states provide automatic MVR notifications

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automatic-mvrs

Fleet safety managers and consultants have long recognized the benefits in using an automatic notification service as a best practice when it comes to managing fleet vehicle operators’ Motor Vehicle Records. What can be better than nearly “real time” notification of changes in one of your driver’s MVRs? Now 19 states offer direct Automatic Notification Service.

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