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Building Codes and Disaster Resilience

Over the last several decades, natural disasters have become a growing concern—increasing in both frequency and severity. These disasters can cause significant property damage and claim numerous lives. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States has experienced 310 severe weather and climate events since 1980, each with losses reaching or…

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A Solution for Job-Site Distractions!

You probably don’t need statistics to tell you that distracted driving is a huge problem. Take a glance at other drivers and you’ll almost always find someone looking down at his or her phone instead of watching the road. For many, “distracted driving” translates to “teens texting.” And while it is a huge problem with…

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Home Security Systems – Do You Really Need One?

Keeping your home and family safe should be one of your top priorities. Specifically, it’s important to protect your household from the risk of invasion. After all, a home invasion can have numerous consequences—including stolen or damaged property and the potential for harm to your family. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do…

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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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