Useful tips on how to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Winter Safety Tips For The Office

Winter has arrived and with it comes lower temperatures, snow, and ice! Whether it’s a full-blown blizzard or just a cold snap, the onset of winter means that it’s time for businesses to think about their winter safety plan. A winter safety plan typically includes proactive steps to reduce injuries related to winter weather, minimizing cold exposure, and communication plans. Consider the following safety tips when developing or reviewing a winter safety plan: Minimize Slippery Areas De-ice parking lots, sidewalks, entryways, and outdoor break areas Reroute people using caution signs, rope, cones, or [...]

2022-12-18T12:09:44+00:00December 18th, 2022|

Preparing Your Teen For Winter Driving

Winter driving can be intimidating for anyone, but it’s especially overwhelming for new drivers who may not be as comfortable behind the wheel. Snow and ice can make driving conditions dangerous and preparing your teen drivers properly could save their life. Having a conversation with your teen about the dangers of driving in winter weather is a great way to help prepare them. Share some of your own experience and some winter driving dos and don’ts such as: Do Take it slow. Traction is one of the biggest challenges when roads are icy [...]

2022-12-06T12:00:47+00:00December 6th, 2022|

Things To Know When Renting An Apartment In The Winter

Winter brings with it plenty of situations with your apartment that may not concern you during the warmer months. When the snow falls and the temperature drops, questions regarding snow removal, heating, property maintenance, and parking come to mind. Here are some things you should know when it comes to renting an apartment during the winter months. Snow Removal. Who is responsible for shoveling the sidewalk and driveway? Are there any city or town ordinances you need to be worried about? Who provides rock salt? When it comes to snow removal and safety [...]

2022-11-27T12:13:32+00:00November 27th, 2022|

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is a much-anticipated holiday, with the promise of good food and quality time spent with family there is so much to be thankful for. However, if you’ve ever hosted the big meal, you know how much work and time goes into getting everything ready. Make the most of your holiday and stay safe this Thanksgiving with these helpful tips. Fire Safety Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Never leave cooking food unattended. If you must leave the kitchen, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove. Move items [...]

2022-11-06T12:04:45+00:00November 6th, 2022|

Fall Pet Safety

Crisp cool air and changing leaves mean that fall is here and, like us, our pets are ready and excited for a break from the hot, sticky weather of summer. However, fall also brings with it new dangers for our furry family members. From household poisons and new pests to colder weather, it is important to keep some safety issues in mind. Be Cautious of Rodenticides. The use of rat and mouse poisons increases in the fall as rodents seek shelter from the cooler temperatures by attempting to move inside. Rodenticides are highly [...]

2022-10-09T12:04:45+00:00October 9th, 2022|

Preparing Your Home For Vacation

Summer is here and that means vacations are on the horizon! Whether you are going to a family beach trip or seeking thrills at your favorite amusement park, you don’t want your fun ruined by thoughts of what is going on at home. Give yourself some peace of mind by protecting your home from theft and damage while you are away. Here are some tips to help you prepare your home for your vacation: Appear Lived In. An empty house is an open invitation to intruders. Giving the appearance of activity in your [...]

2022-06-01T14:44:06+00:00June 26th, 2022|

Don’t Let Your Employees Drive Distracted

From restaurants with delivery drivers to corporate entities that give their staff vehicles to use when meeting clients, vehicles are driven by employees are an important piece to many businesses. However, relying on vehicles driven by staff exposes you to a huge threat… Distracted Driving. Actions like using a cell phone, fiddling with your GPS, or eating while driving can lead to a serious accident. Distracted driving is dangerous in ideal conditions but add in bad weather or traffic and it could be disastrous. It is important to have practices and policies in [...]

2022-06-01T18:29:33+00:00June 5th, 2022|

Routine Maintenance Every Driver Should Consider

We rely on our vehicles to get us everywhere we need to go when we need to go there. In return, our vehicles rely on routine maintenance. It takes making sure that things like tires, brakes, fluids, filters, and more are in order for your vehicle to remain safe and dependable. There are a lot of moving parts, let’s take a look at some routine maintenance every driver should consider. Check and Rotate Your Tires. Nobody likes a flat tire, but it is one of the most common issues drivers face on the [...]

2022-06-01T14:48:45+00:00June 5th, 2022|

Holiday Safety Tips

Happy Holidays! This time of year is full of festivities, gatherings, and celebrations. Incidentally, there is also an uptick in fire, auto accidents, and other mishaps this time of year. Keep your holiday season safe this year by remembering these helpful tips. Travel Safely. Prepare your car for winter and have an emergency kit handy, avoid distracted or drowsy driving, and assign a designated driver when attending events where alcohol is present. Plant Watch. Plants like mistletoe, holly berries, Jerusalem cherry, and amaryllis can be poisonous to people and pets if ingested. They [...]

2021-11-29T18:43:56+00:00December 19th, 2021|

Child Passenger Safety Week 2021

Child Passenger Safety Week is September 19-25 Make Sure Your Child is in the Right Seat Gannon Associates Insurance announced today that it is working alongside the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for Child Passenger Safety Week, September 19-25, 2021. The week is dedicated to educating parents and caregivers about the importance of correctly choosing, installing, and using car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. We at Gannon Associates Insurance know that life can get hectic. We encourage you to take an hour or so out of this [...]

2021-12-08T14:12:43+00:00September 18th, 2021|
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