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Winterize Vehicles for Storage

As winter approaches, it’s time to think about safely storing your recreational vehicle, classic car, or any other vehicle that won’t be in use, to avoid damage from the harsh weather and roads. By doing so, you can keep your vehicle in good condition for spring. Utilize the following guidance to properly prepare and store…

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Reducing the Risk in Retail Cash Transactions

In the age of Venmo, Zelle, cryptocurrency and just plain old credit and debit cards, the topic of cash transactions might seem sort of 20th-century. But some businesses do still rely on cash for at least a portion of their transactions, and younger employees especially might not have much experience in handling cash. Let’s take…

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$afety Pays!

In manufacturing as in most businesses, every dollar counts. And putting those dollars towards new safety initiatives might not be a top priority. Who needs another expense in these economic times? But money spent on safety is often an investment that improves the bottom line. Here’s why: Employers across the United States pay almost $1…

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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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Cyber Security for Small Businesses

Despite significant cyber security exposures, 85% of small business owners believe their company is safe from hackers, viruses, malware or a data breach. This disconnect is largely due to the widespread, albeit mistaken, belief that small businesses are unlikely targets for cyber attacks. In reality, data thieves are simply looking for the path of least…

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Structural Issues and Aging Buildings

Facilities managers need to keep a close eye on all components that make up a building’s functionality. While it may seem that structural issues only refer to the foundation and walls, the reality is that all systems within a building must be working optimally to keep the building structurally sound for the long haul. Many…

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Making Your Day Easier with our Client Portal!

At Consolidated Insurance, our belief has always been that we best serve our clients as not just a broker, but as a partner in helping their businesses better manage their risk. To that end, we’re proud to re-introduce the HR and Compliance Client Portal (formerly MyWave Connect), a time-saving online resource that puts clients in…

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Leading the Way: Ransomware Attacks in Manufacturing

For all the concerns about the manufacturing sector and how it’s been affected by supply chain issues, there is one area where manufacturing leads all other industries: ransomware attacks. According to Advisen loss data, ransomware attacks in manufacturing doubled from 2019 to 2021, making it the most targeted industry. This marks a shift from previous…

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Forklifts – Essential to Warehouse Tasks

Forklifts, also called powered industrial trucks, are essential to warehouse tasks, but present dangers if not properly used and maintained. That’s why forklift drivers must be properly trained and follow all safety procedures and precautions. Here’s an outline of forklift safety tips. Maintenance Check that the truck is ready to operate and perform any necessary…

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Flash-Robbed: The Growing Menace of Flash Mob Robberies

When you hear the term “flash mob,” you probably think of a bunch of people breaking into a song-and-dance number at, say, a train station or shopping mall. But the flash mob has a darker side in the form of flash mob robberies, and unfortunately it’s a growing trend.  The concept is the same: A…

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