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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Is Vaping Really a Safe Alternative to Smoking?

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Vaping has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Many people began to use e-cigarettes and vapes to help them quit smoking. Vaping was introduced as a safer alternative to smoking regular cigarettes and has now become a social trend and a habit formed by many. Research – Health Concerns? The long-term effects from… Read more »

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Safe Driving in Winter Conditions

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Each year, winter storms cover US roadways with snow, sleet, and freezing rain. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) over 70 percent of US roads are located in snowy regions. Beyond causing traffic jams and business closings, winter weather creates driving conditions that are a serious risk to the safety of drivers and their… Read more »

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Your Guide to Free Safety & Health Workplace Consultation Services

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Your Guide to Free Safety & Health Workplace Consultation Services

From coast to coast, every business in between can access a myriad of safety and health resources. Of course, private safety consultations cost money, and the price can be intimidating—even for something as important as preventing injuries. But there are free resources available, and most are not frequently utilized. One great example is a program… Read more »

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Tips to Help Keep Your Brewery Safe

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As the US craft beer market grows each year, brewers drive more production, sales volume, and revenue for the industry. According to the Brewers Association, the craft beer market in the US is worth $23.5 billion, and craft beer sales volume continues to rise—it grew over 6% in 2016. In terms of production volume in… Read more »

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9 Electrical Safety Tips to Help Protect Homes and Businesses

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Every year, electrical equipment, wiring, appliances and tools cause injuries and fires at both homes and workplaces. Paying close attention to the condition of electrical equipment and taking appropriate and prompt action to correct electrical problems can help to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. Below are guidelines to help identify… Read more »

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Promoting Rail Grade Crossing Safety

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On the evening of February 3, 2015, a driver of a Mercedes SUV passed through the hamlet of Valhalla, NY, in Westchester County, twenty miles north of the Bronx. For reasons unknown, possibly to avoid a traffic jam, she strayed from her normal route. The skies were clear and visibility was good for a typical… Read more »

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Take a Deep Breath: Protecting Your Employees from Industrial Respiratory Hazards

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Whether you’re in construction, welding, agriculture, or any other industry whose workers are exposed to insufficient oxygen environments or potentially toxic airborne agents, you’re required to protect your employees from respiratory hazards. Yet, research shows that not nearly enough employers are taking heed—and many are failing to provide sufficient training and respiratory protection. Recent headlines… Read more »

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Guidelines to Encourage and Enforce Employees’ Mobile Safety Behind the Wheel

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Connected mobile devices are with your employees around the clock – and in their cars on company time. Whether they’re mounted to the dash, clipped to the air vent, or stashed in a computer bag, smart phones and tablets are always an arm’s length away and at-the-ready to deliver e-mail updates, instant messages, or a… 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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