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Check out our Education Blog for articles on insurance, safety and risk for you, your family or your business.

Covered on Campus – Protecting Your Student at College

August 4, 2022

It’s the time of year when we start sending our children off to college, and there are seemingly hundreds of details to be attended to, from class schedules to roommates to new computers to be purchased. Add in the emotion of the moment (especially if it’s the first time) and it can all be a…

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$afety Pays!

August 2, 2022

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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Risk Management for the Supply Chain

July 28, 2022

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

July 26, 2022

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!

July 21, 2022

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

July 19, 2022

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?

July 13, 2022

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

July 12, 2022

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?

July 7, 2022

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…

July 6, 2022

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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