UL300: Restaurant Kitchen Fire Prevention

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UL 300, Standard for Safety for Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for Protection of Restaurant Cooking Areas, became effective in 1994.  In the years just before then, changes in cooking methods to vegetable based cooking oils, and use of high energy efficiency appliances significantly increased the fire hazard in cooking operations. Commercial kitchen fires… Read more »

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Expect the Unexpected: The Importance of Hurricane Preparedness

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The Northeast has seen some fairly devastating damage during the last two hurricane seasons.  With the destruction from Super Storm Sandy and Hurricane Irene still fresh in our minds, it is important that all business owners prepare for this year’s hurricane season.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted an active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season due… Read more »

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10 Reasons to Choose an Independent Insurance Agent

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Today’s guest post is brought to you by Alyssa DellaCamera from Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency, an independent insurance agency located in New Hampshire.  Learn about how an independent agent can benefit you and your business. Advertisements promising significant savings on your insurance in exchange for just a few minutes of your time may be enticing,… Read more »

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Don’t Bug Out: Prevent West Nile Virus

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As you’re spending summertime on your safely checked deck , hopefully you’re not as obsessed with ducks as I apparently am this year. A more important topic for summer safety huddles is West Nile Virus (WNV) prevention, particularly for workers who spend the day outdoors, but also to educate everyone who likes to spend early morning or… Read more »

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Farm Tractor Safety

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Farming has never been an easy occupation – long hours, non-cooperative weather, fickle commodity prices and the possibility of severe injury.  Agriculture is among the most dangerous industries with only transportation/warehousing and construction being more dangerous. Agriculture has the highest fatal work injury rate (24.4 per 100,000 full time workers) of all industries1. Among specific… Read more »

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Managing the Unsupervised Employee

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It is estimated that 70% of the American workforce is unsupervised for the vast majority of the work day.  When I first heard that I thought, “That can’t be right,” but the more I considered it and thought about truckers, sales reps, construction crews, service reps and many others, it made sense. For those of… Read more »

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Save Money on Your Insurance Costs!

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Be proactive about what you insure and how you insure it. You can have an impact on the cost to insure for damage to your property, vehicles or watercraft to help save money by taking a look at how you insure them, whether you: Are looking at personal or business insurance; or Buy your insurance on-line or… Read more »

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Deck, Deck, Crash!

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Avoid Balcony, Porch and Deck Collapse Duck, Duck, Splash is an alternative to the traditional children’s game of Duck, Duck Goose. It’s played in the summer months, where a “picker” carries a small bucket of water around players who are sitting in a circle, and splashes the person who will be the goose. It’s fun… Read more »

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