Can workplace accidents lead to criminal liability?

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Workplace injuries are very serious matters.. Serious workplace injuries can result in additional OSHA inspections and the possibility of fines. However, did you know that they could also bring criminal charges? That is what is happening right now for one Maine-based contractor who is being charged with workplace manslaughter. In this case, the workplace accident… Read more »

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Micro And Craft Breweries – Best Practice Checklists For Safety

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Micro and Craft Breweries Safety

Once a limited niche consumer’s market, the micro and craft brewing industry has seen phenomenal expansion in recent years throughout the United States. Acadia Insurance has recognized this newest American growth wave, and has been a leading insurer partnering with a wide range of small- to mid-sized brewers in the Northeastern United States for the… Read more »

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Tips to Help Reduce the Risk of Workplace Violence

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Tips to Help Reduce the Risk of Workplace Violence

Across the U.S., workplace violence poses an ongoing threat to businesses, both large and small. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), two million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year, and many more cases go unreported. OSHA also reports that 18 percent of all crimes in the U.S…. Read more »

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Best Practices to Help Prevent Workplace Harassment

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Preventing Workplace Harassment

Recent news covering high-profile cases of sexual misconduct in the workplace has small business owners thinking about their own employment practices. There’s a wider consciousness now that workplace harassment, which includes sexual misconduct, bullying, harassment based on age, race and other protected classes of employees, can happen anywhere and impact anyone.  More importantly, it means… Read more »

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4 Reasons Today’s Retailers Purchase Ecommerce Insurance

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Ecommerce Insurance Reasons

Thanks to the internet, retailers have more opportunities to reach customers than ever before. Ecommerce enables you to serve people around the world while making it easier for local customers to browse products, place orders, make payments and receive goods—all without setting foot in your store. Your customers’ online shopping preferences may be inspiring you… Read more »

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3 Reasons Why Commercial Printers Need Professional Liability Insurance

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Whether you’re running a corporation’s direct mail components through your presses, creating die-cut coasters for a local restaurant, or embossing an entrepreneur’s first batch of business cards, you’ve got your client’s brand in your hands—and they’re trusting you to provide a timely, high-quality product that they’re proud to share with their customers and colleagues. What… Read more »

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Prevent Roof Collapse

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Winter weather in New England is notorious for wreaking havoc with building roofs. A business owner may potentially avoid costly repairs or replacement if he or she follows basic tips for proactive roof care and winter hazard prevention. Generally speaking, it’s not the snowflakes that collapse a building, power lines or a tree. It’s the… Read more »

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Commercial Breweries: Why a well-crafted insurance policy is a must-have

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Acadia Insurance turned to longtime agency partner James Sanborn for a seasoned perspective on the insurance needs of commercial breweries. As both a microbrew fan with his own beer blog and a 23-year career agent with GHM Insurance, James was the perfect person to tap for insight into this rapidly rising business. Q: How did you become an insurance… Read more »

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3 Types of Identity Theft You Should Know About

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How much do you know about identity theft and the many ways it can damage your credit? Now is the perfect time to find out. Your favorite consumer protection groups are encouraging consumers to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions as part of National Consumer Protection Week from March 6 to 12…. Read more »

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3 Best Practices to Help Protect Your Business from a Possible Data Breach

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How does your daily routine impact the security of your important business data? Building little things into your daily and weekly procedures can pay off in providing greater security of your data.  In many cases, your vigilance is all that stands between your business and a privacy breach. Below are three best practices that you can… Read more »

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