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

College Safety Tips

Safety is a priority for most colleges, there are several ways you can improve your own safety and keep your belongings secure. Familiarize yourself with your school's campus safety office. Your college website likely provides information such as office hours and a phone number, add it into your phone and visit the office so you know where it is located. Request information about any programs they may offer such as Blue Light emergency phone stations, Campus escort services, Safety maps with suggested secure routes, or a safety app such as Campus Safe. Know [...]

2019-08-13T19:30:14+00:00August 17th, 2019|

Summer Safety Tips

Summer is in full swing and that means cookouts, swimming, hiking, and bonfires. This time of year is full of fun and can be very exciting, but it is also important to stay safe. Here are some summer safety tips to help keep you safe and having fun! Be Prepared in Case of Emergency Take safety training courses. Get CPR certified, take lifeguard classes or learn how to spot things like heat stroke symptoms from your doctor. If you’re planning on spending a lot of time in crowded public places, like a city [...]

2019-07-08T15:05:04+00:00July 8th, 2019|

Spring Cleaning and Home Safety

As the weather warms up, we are in the middle of spring. Spring can be a great season full of baseball games, rain showers, and fresh flowers. However, spring also brings with it the damage that winter left behind. Snow and ice can damage your property and it is important to do some cleanup and get ready for the warmer weather. As you spring clean your home, keep the following tips in mind. Clean up Your Yard Yard maintenance can make a large difference in the safety of your property. You should trim [...]

2019-05-01T16:12:28+00:00May 11th, 2019|

Importance of a Culture of Safety

When it comes to your company, safety should be a top priority. Safety is more than just a set of activities focused on accident prevention. It is a way of thinking and it should be at the heart of any successful company. When you address unsafe conditions or actions before they become issues, you are building your safety culture. Having a culture of safety is vital to your company, it improves employee morale, empowers employees, and can even boost your bottom line. According to Nationwide, the average cost of a minor workplace [...]

2019-02-15T09:51:56+00:00February 15th, 2019|

10 Quick Tips for Car Care for Cold Winter Weather

With this incoming cold weather, one of our staff members, Amanda Alexander, who worked in the car industry for 15 years, shares her top 10 advice tips that vehicle service advisors give to their customers: Get your battery checked. The number one symptom we see with cold weather is vehicles not starting in the morning. Car manufacturers recommend changing a car battery every 3 years, so if your battery is older than that, make a quick trip to a local auto parts store or your garage to have your battery checked. When [...]

2019-01-30T16:20:54+00:00January 30th, 2019|

Car Accident! Now what?

Imagine this. You are driving down a country road on a warm summer night. It is dark out and you are on your way home from a great night of hanging out with your friends. You are about to take a turn when SMACK you are hit by an oncoming car. You and the other party both come to a stop and thankfully you are both okay minus a few scratches, bumps, and bruises. However, the cars do not look good. You have officially been in a car accident. What now? Check [...]

2019-01-22T08:54:40+00:00January 12th, 2019|

Frozen Pipes and How To Protect Yourself

Colder temperatures can freeze pipes, creating disastrous property losses and wreaking havoc on your life. Frozen pipes can lead to expensive damages and depending on the extent of the damage it could force you to temporarily close your business resulting in loss of income. Systems that are at risk of freezing in colder weather include fire protection equipment and piping, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, compressors and piping, water and sprinkler mains, valves, and sanitary systems. It is not just the colder states that are affected, moderate climate states can be [...]

2019-01-22T08:55:28+00:00January 5th, 2019|

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Winter Home Safety

Winter is upon us once again and that means holiday time with our family, hot cocoa and a warm cozy fire, and playing in the snow. While all of that may seem great, it is important to remember that winter also brings with it many hazards around your home. Whether it is a frozen water pipe bursting and flooding your home or basement or an ice dam in your gutter causing water damage to your walls, it is important to know how to protect your home against winter’s dangers. Outside Clean out [...]

2019-01-22T08:55:56+00:00December 22nd, 2018|

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is upon us and it is an exciting time for children and adults alike! From pumpkin patches to haunted houses to cider mills there is so much to do and the main event for many kids every year is trick or treating. Trick or treating can be a great time for kids but for adults, safety is a top concern. According to the National Safety Council children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and injured or worse on Halloween than any other day of the [...]

2018-12-10T14:51:30+00:00October 25th, 2018|

Pedestrian Safety

Distracted driving is a common topic that most insurance companies talk about and that most people have heard or know something about. In case you don’t, distracted driving is any situation that takes your attention away from driving. This can be anything from talking or texting on your cell phone, sending emails, eating or drinking, grooming activities such as doing your makeup or hair, adjusting your GPS, or even changing the radio station. However, one topic that tends to not be talked about as much is distracted pedestrians. Distracted pedestrians can be [...]

2018-12-10T15:01:07+00:00August 23rd, 2018|