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

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|

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 [...]

2021-07-27T15:42:33+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 [...]

2021-07-27T15:55:32+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 [...]

2021-07-27T15:59:15+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 [...]

2021-07-27T17:13:03+00:00May 4th, 2020|
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