Proactively Protect Your Business with Commercial Property & Casualty Insurance

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Small business owners have a lot on their plates today. There are many different sides to running a successful business that require an owner’s time and attention. Many first-time owners are making the switch from employee to employer and may not even be fully aware of the potential liabilities that lie ahead when their doors… Read more »

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Distracted Driving – Truth and Consequences

Posted by & filed under Automobile, Loss Control, Safety, Small Business, Vehicles & Equipment.

Drivers who have found themselves stuck in the middle of a ‘rush hour’ jam have seen examples of distracted driving at their most amusing.  Like the guy eating a bowl of cereal and steering with his knees.  Or someone brushing their teeth.  Then there’s the one reading the paper spread across the steering wheel.  Or… Read more »

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B is for Behavioral Based Safety

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As the second post in our ABC’s of Safety series, we discuss behavioral based safety.  First, what is Behavioral Based Safety?  Behavioral Based Safety is an organizational risk management program that can help employees identify and choose safe behaviors over unsafe ones through observation and intervention. Behavioral Based Safety can be broken down into four major… Read more »

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A is for Awareness

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Why are we starting this ongoing safety blog series about “Awareness”? Because safety awareness is the first step to implementing a strong safety program that can reduce the risk of an employee or customer injury.   That’s because, before you can implement a safety procedure, you must first be aware that the hazard exists. I encourage you… Read more »

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Hearing Protection: Proper use of Noise Reduction Devices

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During my September presentation on the safe use of landscaping equipment for the Massachusetts Professional Landscapers Association, we discussed the need for hearing protection due to the noise generated by some of the equipment used like leaf blowers, jackhammers, chainsaws, etc. At the end of the presentation, several attendees posed questions pertaining to the level of noise… Read more »

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New Employees and Fire Prevention

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As safety professionals we all know that new employees, or those performing new tasks, are the most likely to suffer injury. I can remember one incident where an operator ran one machine for nearly 40 years. Eventually he took a different job in the plant and about a month later, the operator of his old… Read more »

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Digging Up a World of Hazards

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Imagine you are doing an emergency trench cut to fix a broken water line in the middle of the winter and you destroy an electrical line.  This in turn cuts off the heat to a city block or two.  Image the cost of all those frozen pipes if you can’t get the electricity back online…. Read more »

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Is it Hot in Here?

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Did you notice that winter is over? Finally!  We have escaped winter’s hold and we are headed into long days and great weather.  Summer is a great time for working outside but there are some dangers that arise when working in the summer heat.  Heat stress is a dangerous occurrence that can arise whenever you… Read more »

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