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Cold & Flu Prevention in the Workplace

Flu season is here and flu viruses are often passed from person to person.  What can you recommend to your employees to prepare themselves and their workstations from these invisible bugs?  Read on.

Prevention Tips:

Start the New Year with Safety Checks

As we start the new year, it is a great time to check the following devices to insure they are in top working order.

Fire Extinguishers
Make sure the pin is intact and tamper seal is unbroken.  Confirm the pressure gauge or indicator is in the operable range or position, make sure the extinguisher is full.

Fire Alarm/Co2 
Test your alarms and replace batteries

Happy New Year!

On behalf of all of us at the agency we want to wish you a Happy New Year!  Be careful this week-end when driving; and, if you are planning on drinking, please have a designated driver.

Let's all keep our roads safe and start the New Year off right.

2017 Ten Most Hazardous Toys

The non-profit, World Against Toys Causing Harm, has released its 2017 list of the ten most hazardous toys. W.A.T.C.H. says consumers buying toys on the Internet are already at a disadvantage, as they are unable to touch and physically inspect a toy and its packaging at the time of sale for more obvious hazards. In some cases, limited product information on e-commerce sites can lead to misinformed, and potentially dangerous, consumer toy purchases.

Here's their list:

Holiday Decoration Safety Tips

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a Holiday Decoration Safety Tips Flyer and here are some tips to keep in mind as you decorate your home and business for the holidays:

Candles

  • Keep candles away from flammable decorations
  • Never leave them unattended
  • Always use non-flammable holders

Trimmings

Holiday cyber security tips to ensure safe holiday shopping online

With the holidays upon us, online shopping is predicted to increase 7 to 10%, or as much as $117 billion this season.  If you are among these online shoppers, here are a few safety tips to protect yourself from a cyber-crime.

Remembering Our Veterans

Tomorrow is Veterans Day and all of us at the agency want to thank our veterans for their sacrifices in keeping our country safe.  We are the home of the free because of the brave.

Originally named Armistice Day, the day marks the end of World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.  The holiday's name was changed to Veterans Day at the end of the Korean War to honor all veterans.

Take a moment to remember our veterans.  While we don't know them all, we certainly owe them all.

Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time - Change Your Clocks on Sunday

It's that time of year when we gain another hour's sleep by reverting to Standard Time.  Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour Saturday evening. Standard time begins at 2:00 am on Sunday.

Trick or Treat Safety Tips

Here are some tips to get ready for Halloween to insure you have a safe outing.

Tree Maintenance & Care

Fall is a great time to prepare the trees on your property for winter.  The trees in your yard can enhance your property, provide shade and offer abundant environmental benefits. However, trees can also pose a safety hazard to your family and your home if they are not properly inspected and maintained.

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