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Cyber Security Events

With ransomware and phishing attacks on the rise, companies must continuously focus on cyber risks to protect assets and customers.

CEOs put these events as the ones that cause them the most worry:

Be Safe on Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just days away, we want to pass along some turkey safety tips:

Thawing a Turkey

  • Refrigerate – 24 hours for every five pounds
  • Cold-water Bath: 30 minutes per pound
  • Microwave: follow instructions on the owner’s manual.

Washing a turkey increases the risk you will cross-contaminate germs to other foods you're preparing.  If you do choose to wash, sanitize your sink.

Avoid Fines by Training Workers

Not training your workers regarding COVID-19 can result in fines and lawsuits.  Sixteen states have passed emergency temporary standards requiring employers to train their workers on COVID-19 workplace safety protocols.  Every state enforces things differently, so it is important you know what your state requires.

Failing to comply with those training requirements can open up a company to fines, and even worse, a lawsuit..

Those who fail to provide training also reduce their defense in lawsuits.

10 Most Deadly Vehicles

According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 38,880 people lost their lives and more than 4 million required medical attention.

Here is the list of the 10 most deadly vehicles:

  1. Ford-F Series
  2. Chevrolet Silverado
  3. Honda Accord
  4. Toyota Camry
  5. Ram Pickup
  6. Honda Civic
  7. Toyota Corolla
  8. Ford Explorer
  9. Nissan Altima
  10. GMC Sierra

Considering the purchase of a new car for the holidays, give us a call to discuss.

 

Daylight Savings Time

It is finally here – you get an extra hour of sleep.  So don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour.  

Enjoy!

 

Winter is Coming - Prepare your Care

With winter months almost upon us, now is a good time to make sure your car is ready.  Here is quick checklist for winter driving.

  • Check your coolant
  • Check your battery
  • Fill your wiper fluid
  • Replace your wiper blades
  • Inspect (replace your tires)
  • Check your oil
  • Check your belts and hoses 

Make sure you have an emergency car kit that includes:

Life Awareness Month

September is Life Awareness Month and Life Happens, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to helping educate consumers on the importance of life insurance and related products.

 

The pandemic has been a motivating factor in Americans’ increased attention to their finances, both present and future.

 

Go to https://company.lifehappenspro.org to view their videos and flyers.

 

Then give us a call at the agency to discuss your life insurance needs.

September is National Preparedness Month

September is a time to promote family, community, and business disaster now and throughout the year.  With COVID-19, hurricanes, wildfires, and floods, there is no better time to get involved.

Go to  SBA Prepare for Emergencies and download checklists to assist you.

Give us a call at the agency if you have any questions or wish to add additional coverage.

OSHA COVID-19 Materials

OSHA has issued new posters and guidance booklets for businesses.  They are free and available in multiple languages.  Go to https://www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.searchresults?pSearch=coronavirus%7Cadd+to+cart and select the materials right for your business.

Any questions, give us a call.

OSHA Reverses Recordkeeping Rule

OSHA has updated their guidance to employers regarding completion of the OSHA 300 Log and the reporting of employees cases of  COVID-19 as “work-related”.

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