by | Property, Safety |

Many of us travel under thousands of overhead power lines each day without a second thought. Such close encounters can be as basic as a service line going to a home or major lines carrying power across the country. There is a tremendous amount of danger if you, your vehicle or your piece of equipment... Read more »

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by | Property, Safety |

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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by | General Liability, Property, Safety |

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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by | Safety, Small Business |

Now that the school year has ended, I find myself reflecting on a child’s education.  School can provide instruction in an increasingly regulated curriculum 180 days per year. Applying that knowledge in a practical way, enriching our kids and providing meaningful experiences the remaining 185 days is one of the fun parts of being a... Read more »

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by | Farm & Agriculture, Safety |

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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by | Farm & Agriculture, Safety, Vehicles & Equipment |

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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