Getting the Maximum Benefit Out of Acadia’s Virtual Loss Control

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The Acadia Insurance Virtual Loss Control team was created about one year ago with the concept of providing direct safety-related informational and real-time assistance to Acadia Insurance customers, our agents and employees.  Over this period, and as this idea has continuously evolved, the Virtual Loss Control Staff has worked with several hundred clients.  What is not clear… Read more »

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I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

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Preventing slips, trips and falls to avoid liability claims You may remember the line from the TV advertisement several years ago, “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!”  It has become a punch line for many jokes, but slips, trips and falls are no joking matter.  They can happen in a split second, can happen… Read more »

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Farm Safety for Kids is Critical

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Farms can be a fun place to grow up. They have sunshine, fresh air and lots of room to play. A farm is also a place of work; work which involves machinery that can be dangerous. This is especially so if someone doesn’t know how to be safe, and even more so when children are… Read more »

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Can You Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time?

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That’s the old question, but the 2014 question is …… Can you walk and use your cell phone at the same time? Evidently not!  Injuries to distracted walkers are on the rise. According to a 2013 study conducted by researchers at Ohio State University, using injury reports from 100 hospitals around the country, the number of… Read more »

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Infrared Thermography

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Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.  Children may use that excuse when fearing “the monster under the bed”.  As a loss control consultant, I use that excuse when discussing the vulnerabilities of an electrical system.  Luckily, there is technology for this to help us see these so called “monsters under… Read more »

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Animal Crossings – The signs Don’t Lie

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As we travel down the road, we are bombarded with distractions.  We typically don’t read every sign we pass.  However, one important message we shouldn’t ignore are animal crossings.  Here in the Northeast, we don’t have to travel too far out of our cities and towns to come across vast backwoods, where many species reside…. Read more »

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Does Your Safety Program Earn You a Gold Medal?

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As the Winter Olympics progressed over the past 16 days, each of us was captured by the excitement, the energy, the successes and the failures of athletes from around the world.  Each worked months and years to train and prepare for his/her specific event.  Only a few will come home with a gold medal, some… Read more »

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Winter Hazard Prevention

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Freezing Pipes and Roof Collapse Prevention An English astronomer, Francis Baily, is credited with the saying, “A stitch in time saves nine”, meaning a little effort in prevention can save multitudes of time and money later.  Winter is certainly one of those seasons where this advice is very true.  This blog focuses on two areas… Read more »

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‘Tis the Season to Work Safely

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As we enter the season of perpetual hope, we start planning the holidays both at home and the office. There are many things to consider for ensuring our safety during the holidays. November and December are peak times to get everything completed for year-end as well as to celebrate the holidays. It is the busiest,… Read more »

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Your Aging Building’s Electrical System

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“We change, whether we like it or not” –          Ralph Waldo Emerson We don’t often enjoy having to concede to nature’s law that dictates to us that all things change, all of the time.  But as Mr. Emerson keenly observes, it happens, regardless.  Depending upon one’s perspective, change can be a good thing, or it can… Read more »

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