Tags: Safety

How to Save Money on Your Workers’ Compensation Insurance

How to Save Money on Your Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Workers’ Compensation Insurance can be one of the largest insurance expenses for small businesses—and it’s not an optional coverage. All businesses with employees must carry Work Comp Insurance. Just because it’s mandatory, though, doesn’t mean you can’t control your costs. There are many things you can do to help keep workplace injuries down and Work Comp costs under control. Here are three areas where you can make a difference and save money on your Workers’ Compensation Insurance. For more information about controlling Work Comp costs, give Roper Insurance a call today... Read More

Fireworks Safety Tips for a Fun and Fabulous Fourth

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Independence Day is just around the corner and fireworks are a staple of many Independence Day and other summer celebrations, but you need to remember to take precautions to ensure your special event is safe and accident-free. The Risks Unfortunately, many people do not realize just how dangerous fireworks and sparklers can be—which is a primary reason that injuries occur. Fireworks can not only injure the users, but can also affect bystanders. Bottle rockets and firecrackers can fly in any direction and may explode on or near someone instead of... Read More

How to Survive the Summer Heat

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Summer is finally here and we are sure feeling it in Colorado. While we all love to get outdoors and take part in summer fun, summer heat can be more than uncomfortable—it can be a threat to your health, especially for older adults and children. Whatever your age, don’t let the summer heat get the best of you and spoil your summer fun. Here’s what you need to know to recognize, treat and avoid the twin threats of summer heat: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke   Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion occurs... Read More

Five Simple Tips for a Safe and Fun Memorial Day Weekend

Five Simple Tips for a Safe & Fun Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of the summer fun season. It’s a great time for a weekend getaway, a backyard barbecue or fun with family and friends. Make sure you get your summer started on the right foot—and have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend, as well as the rest of the summer, by following these five easy tips. Food Safety Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before handling food and after handling raw poultry or meat. To guard against cross-contamination of bacteria, keep uncooked meats away... Read More

How to Be Safe Behind the Wheel this Winter

How to Be Safe Behind the Wheel this Winter

Winter has arrived with a bang in Colorado. The weather has turned snowy and COLD. That’s great news for winter sports enthusiasts, but not so great  on the road. Whether you’re heading to the mountains for skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling, or whether you just need to commute across town to work, here are some smart tips to help you stay safe behind the wheel this winter and avoid becoming a casualty of winter weather. A primary concern during winter storms and extreme cold is commuting safely. Most businesses, events and activities... Read More

How to Decorate Safely for the Holidays

Decorate Safely for the Holidays

Holiday decorating is festive and fun and helps add to the beauty and mood of the holidays. It also increases some safety risks around the home or office. Follow these simple tips to help you decorate safely for the holidays this year. Christmas Tree Safety Make sure you are buying the freshest tree possible. To check for freshness, follow these simple steps: A fresh tree is green. Fresh needles are hard to pull from branches. When bent between your fingers, fresh needles do not break. The trunk butt of a fresh tree... Read More