Tags: staying healthy

Food Safety: Don’t Let Spoiled Food Spoil Your Summer Fun

Food Safety Don’t Let Spoiled Food Spoil Your Summer Fun

Warm weather is here and that means picnics, barbecues and all kinds of outdoor entertaining. Each year millions of people head outdoors to enjoy dining and entertaining in the summer weather. And each year millions of people fall ill due to food poisoning, which occurs after consuming foods that are contaminated during preparation. To lower your risk of food-related illnesses, and to lower your risk of ruining your summer fun, follow these practical food safety guidelines. Focus on cleanliness Wash your hands using hot, soapy water before handling food and... Read More

How to Keep Young Athletes Healthy and Safe

How to Keep Young Athletes Healthy and Safe

Youth sports is almost a rite of passage in this country. More than 70 percent of American children participate in some kind of organized youth sports activity during their childhood. These activities provide opportunities to learn important lessons, develop skills, and build lifelong friendships. But each year, nearly 4 million children ages 14 and under also suffer from sports-related injuries. It is estimated that as many as 20 percent of children participating in sports are injured each year. Every day, from soccer fields to ice rinks, millions of youths participate... Read More

How to Manage Job Stress for a Healthier Life

How to Manage Job Stress for a Healthier Life

Job stress is a fact of life. Whether you love your job or aren’t so happy with it, all jobs create some degree of stress, at least periodically. While it’s rarely possible to eliminate job stress completely, there are many things you can do to help reduce and manage the amount of stress you deal with every day on the job. Unmanaged job stress is a common health complaint, and work is often ranked as a higher stressor than financial troubles and family problems, according to the National Institute of... Read More

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