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Protect Your Home and Health From Radon

protect your home and health from radon

Though you cannot see, smell or taste radon, it can still be present in your home. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), when you breathe radon-contaminated air, you increase your risk of developing lung cancer. In fact, the U.S. Surgeon General warns that radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in this country next to smoking. This problem is not isolated to one geographic area or to a certain type of house. It is estimated that nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States... Read More

‘Tis the Season to Be Thankful–Expressing Gratitude to Your Customers

'Tis the Season to Be Thankful--Expressing Gratitude to Your Customers

This week is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving was the first American holiday. Though it’s also celebrated in Canada, it’s pretty uniquely American.  We all know the story of the Indians and the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving and how it was an expression of gratitude for surviving that very difficult first year. Thanksgiving is the time when we traditionally focus on gratitude for all the good things in our lives. When you’re in business, you surely count your customers among those good things. Have you taken the time lately to let them... Read More

How to Address and Prevent Workplace Bullying

How to Address and Prevent Workplace Bullying

Four times more common than sexual harassment or racial discrimination in the workplace, bullying should be taken seriously. While it’s non-physical, bullying can cause serious emotional harm. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying isn’t just something that happens in playgrounds and schoolyards. Adults are every bit as capable of bullying, and perhaps to an even more severe degree, than are children. Adults are also as capable as children to prevent workplace bullying and have a legal and moral responsibility to do so.   What is Workplace Bullying? Generally, workplace... Read More

Are You Prepared for a Fire Emergency?

are you prepared for a fire emergency

Fires are the leading cause of home injuries and death. Most of us have seen the tremendous power of fires, including the devastating fires in California this week. October 8-14 is National Fire Prevention week and their theme this year is “Every Second Counts,” focusing on the need to have an emergency plan in the event of a fire, either at home or in the work place. Do you have a fire safety plan in place for your home and your workplace?   Prevent Fires The best way to practice... Read More

How to Protect Yourself from Workplace Eye Injuries

How to Protect Yourself from Workplace Eye Injuries

Your eyes, and their health, are critical to your success at work, and to your ability to fully enjoy life independently. According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 300,000 eye injuries occur each year in the workplace. Of these injuries, 10 percent result in missed days of work and of those injuries, 10 to 20 percent will cause temporary or permanent blindness. OSHA estimates that 90 percent of such injuries could be prevented by wearing the proper protective eyewear. Even minor eye injuries can cause vision problems that last a... Read More

Commercial General Liability: Do You Have This Essential Insurance Coverage?

Commercial General Liability Do You Have This Essential Insurance Coverage

What would you do if a customer or vendor is injured while at your business? What would you do if a customer is injured by one of your products? How would you handle the medical bills or legal expenses? Commercial General Liability insurance is the coverage your business needs to protect you from these and other possible hazards of being a business owner. This insurance protects your business from damages caused by bodily injury or property damage for which your business is found to be legally liable.   What Does... Read More

How to Avoid Distracted Driving Accidents

How to Avoid Distracted Driving Accidents

It’s back to school time and that means more traffic on the road—including inexperienced teenage drivers. If you haven’t already reviewed the rules of safe driving—and reviewed them with your teens who will be behind the wheel this school year, Roper Insurance would like to share a few reminders with you and your teens to help keep you safe on the road this year.   Distracted Driving is the Number One Cause of Auto Accidents Every day, more than 1,160 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver, according... Read More

How To Start Your Company Wellness Program On A Budget

company wellness program

Do you have a company wellness program? If not, why not? Is your company too small? Do you think a wellness program is too expensive? Do you think it wouldn’t make any difference? If you answered yes to these three questions, you’re probably wrong. Wellness programs can provide tremendous benefits for businesses of all sizes. Whether you’re a tiny start-up with only a few employees, or whether you have dozens of employees in multiple locations, you can create and run a company wellness program that will not only help create... Read More

How to Effectively Manage Stress at Work — Infographic

How to Effectively Manage Stress at Work

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that 25 percent of workers feel that their jobs are the number one stressor in their lives. They also found that stress at work is more highly correlated with health issues than family and financial problems. When overwhelming challenges at work turn enjoyment and satisfaction into exhaustion and frustration, it can lead to illness, injury and job failure.   Causes of Stress Though every individual reacts to situations differently, there are several instances that can trigger undue stress at work:... Read More

Important Safety Tips to Make the Most of Summer Fun–Infographic

Important Safety Tips to Make the Most of Summer Fun

Summer is here and that means summer sun and summer fun. You don’t want to miss a minute of summer fun so follow these important safety tips to enjoy your summer instead of spending it at the ER.   Burgers, Hot Dogs and Salmonella? Summer is the season of backyard barbecues and spending time outside with family and friends. Independence Day is just around the corner and most of us will find ourselves flipping burgers behind the grill or bringing a container of grandma’s famous potato salad to the party.... Read More