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

Fall Home Preparedness

Fall is in the air and that means it is time for pumpkin carving, apple picking, and holiday preparations. However, it is also time to start thinking about how to prep your home for the cooler temperatures and winter weather. Adding a few home maintenance steps to your fall checklist can help you have a better fall and winter season. Keep Your Pipes from Freezing Seal any holes or cracks around your home where cold air may leak in and repair any deteriorated caulking near doors and windows [...]

2020-09-08T15:31:12+00:00September 27th, 2020|

Disaster Readiness Kit

2020 has taught us that you never know what the future may hold. From wildfires to flooding, disaster can strike when you least expect it and you can never be too prepared. Creating a Disaster Readiness Kit can help you to be ready whether you need to leave your home quickly or hunker down for a few days. Having a prepped kit can ensure that you have what you really need in a moment’s notice and can give you peace of mind. When you are creating your Disaster Readiness Kit, consider the [...]

2020-09-08T13:55:28+00:00September 13th, 2020|

Heat Safety

Summer is a great time to get a lot of outside work done. For businesses in industries such as construction or agriculture, it can be their busiest time of year. However, it is also the hottest time of year. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from heat exposure. Heat illness can be deadly, but they are completely preventable. Employees who are exposed to these hot or humid conditions are at a high risk of heat illness. The risk increases if they are doing heavy work tasks or using bulky protective gear [...]

2020-07-24T21:58:40+00:00July 19th, 2020|

Watercraft Safety

Summer is a great time to take the family boat out on the lake for the afternoon. You can find a nice spot to relax, enjoy the water, and just soak up the sun. However, if you are not careful, you could cause an accident. In 2019, the United States Coast Guard reported more than 4,000 boating accidents. These accidents resulted in more than 600 deaths, 2,500 injuries, and $55 million in property damage. Staying safe and being prepared can be vital to a good time out on the lake! Wear A [...]

2020-07-24T21:58:17+00:00July 12th, 2020|

Pool Safety Tips

Pools can be a great source of fun when warm weather rolls around. They can also bring great risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for every drowning, there are 11 near-drowning experiences. In addition to this, drowning in private pools is the 2nd leading cause of death in teenagers and children aged 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates. While supervision is the primary layer of protection when it comes to pool safety, it alone will not keep your swimmers safe. Keep the pool area locked down when [...]

2020-05-04T18:52:05+00:00May 4th, 2020|

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|
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