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September is Life Awareness Month

Life Happens, a non-profit organization, has an entire website devoted to life insurance. September is Life Awareness Month and you will find calculators to assist in determining the insurance coverage you need, along with helpful videos and educational pieces.  Go to https://lifehappens.org to find out what you need to protect your family and then call the agency to discuss.

Source:  Life Happens.org

September is National Preparedness Month

The Small Business Administration has created a Business Guide to help keep your business running if a disaster strikes.  It provides steps to prevent and prepare for disaster, and know where to get aid if disaster strikes.

History of Labor Day

Labor Day, celebrated the first Monday in September, pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers.  It was created by the labor movement in the late 19thcentury and became a federal holiday in 1894 by Grover Cleveland.  Labor Day weekend also symbolizes the end of summer.

On behalf of all of us at the agency, we want to wish you a safe and happy Labor Day.

Source: History 

Driver Safety in School Zones

Last week’s post dealt with child safety, today we’d like to provide tips for drivers in a school zone.  Please review and be prepared for back to school traffic.

Going Back to School

Getting your children ready to start school is a perfect opportunity to review keeping them safe.  

Reader’s Digest has nine tips – take the time to review them with your children before school begins.

Aust 12-18 is Safe & Sound Week

Safe & Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep American’s workers safe.

OSHA has put together an entire program that features a webinar, course offerings, Safety & Health Program Recommended Practices, brochures, and much more.

Natural Disasters & Your Pets

We usually prepare for a flood, hurricane, tornado, or weather-related incident with a go bag, but have you prepared for your pets.  Take a look at a couple of tips to consider:

Safety Tips for Warm-Weather Work

Employees should understand the factors that lead to heat susceptibility.  With temperatures rising, it is a good time to review. 

Head susceptibility can be caused by:

  • A combination of high temperature, direct sun, and humidity;
  • Intense physical labor during peak hours; or
  • Sudden hot days after cool weather conditions or workers who have not yet acclimated to the heat.

How do you protect your workers?

Grill Safety

Lots of barbecues are happening this weekend.  It’s is no better time to pass along some grill safety tips to make sure your party is fun and incident free.  Here are some statistics to illustrate the point.

RV Safety

Getting ready to explore the US in your RV.  Take a look at these safety tips provided by Property Casualty 360 to ensure you have a wonderful risk-free trip.

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