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Risk Management for the Supply Chain

You’re probably tired of hearing about issues with the supply chain since the pandemic. While lean production helps companies stay efficient, it also amplifies the possibility of disruption when there’s no stock on hand to cover a hiccup from farther up the chain. The results of these widespread issues with the supply chain go far…

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Growing on You – Vegetation and Commercial Buildings

There’s a growing trend towards adding trees, bushes, shrubs and other vegetation to the exterior of commercial buildings, and for good reason. The addition of just about any kind of planting is a good thing for the environment and our air quality, and trees or shrubs can offer a touch of character to a building,…

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Retail Workers – Stay Alert!

Working in retail puts you at particular risk of confronting a thief or intruder for many reasons, such as: Handling money Night-time shifts or finishing shifts after dark Working alone or in small numbers Easy escape Poor visibility It is a good idea to prepare now so that if you are ever faced with the…

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Benefits 101: Educating Younger Employees

In the age of the Great Resignation (or the Great Reshuffle, if you prefer), anything an employer can do to retain talent is vital. Providing a substantial benefits package is obviously important, but many employers overlook the important step of making sure their team actually understands what’s in the package and how it can make…

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Storm damage? What’s covered?

Every year, storms are responsible for felling countless trees and limbs. Unfortunately, some of those fallen trees damage homes and other property. Cleaning up the damage from a storm can be a difficult task, both physically and emotionally, and things can become especially tense when you discover that it’s your neighbor’s tree that damaged your…

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Insurance for Construction: What You’re Missing

If you’re still price-shopping insurance for your construction business every year at renewal time, chances are good that you’re missing out on some important benefits. The cost of your coverage is important, of course, but more important are your overall risk profile and the service you’ll receive. Let’s take a look at four key issues…

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Is your home prepared for your vacation?

When you and your family are preparing to leave for a vacation, it’s easy to overlook basic home safety precautions. After all, there are a number of risks that could affect your home while you’re away—including fires, theft and flooding. In order to keep your property safe while you’re on vacation, consider the following guidance.…

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Say what? I can’t hear you…

Nearly half (46%) of manufacturing workers have been exposed to hazardous noise levels at some point during their employment, according to the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Equipment such as rotors, power tools, stators, gears, fans, impact processes and electrical machinery can all generate significant amounts of noise, which can negatively affect employees’ hearing. Prolonged…

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