Parking Lot Safety Tips

Parking Lot Safety Tips

January 9, 2018
Parking lots are a common hazard for drivers and vehicles alike. Slips, falls, auto accidents, theft, harassment and assaults are just some of the risks individuals face while using parking lots.Thankfully, there are a number of precautions drivers can take in order to protect themselves and their vehicles, including the following:Park in a well-lit area, preferably one with surveillance cameras and security patrol services.Avoid parking near shrubbery or other areas that could conceal… READ MORE
10 must haves in your car kit

10 must haves in your car kit

January 5, 2018
Safeco Winter Car Kit: Add items that suit your individual needs. But, most importantly, keep the kit in your car at all times. Keep these additional safety tips in mind:Keep your vehicle well maintained (and gassed up).Create a trip plan and share it with friends or family.Stay in your car if you get stuck. Walking to find help is an easy way to get lost and separated from others in your party.To reduce battery drain, only use your emergency flashers if you hear vehicles approaching. You… READ MORE
9 Cyber Risk Questions Every Board Should Ask

9 Cyber Risk Questions Every Board Should Ask

January 3, 2018
When a data breach or other cyber event occurs, the damages can be significant, often resulting in lawsuits, fines and serious financial losses. What’s more, cyber exposures impact businesses of all kinds, regardless of their size, area of focus, or status as a private or public entity.In order for organizations to truly protect themselves from cyber risks, corporate boards must play an active role. Not only does involvement from leadership improve cyber security, it can also reduce… READ MORE
2017 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards

2017 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards

December 27, 2017
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently unveiled its top 10 most frequently cited violations. The agency reports the leading causes of workplace injuries during its fiscal year (October through the following September).The 2017 top 10 list of most frequently cited standards did not change significantly from 2016, with fall protection violations remaining at the top of the list. In fact, the top five most cited violations remained the same.Top 10 OSHA ViolationsFall… READ MORE
Kitchen Appliance Safety Tips

Kitchen Appliance Safety Tips

December 18, 2017
The kitchen is home to a number of appliances that are used on a daily basis. And while these appliances are incredibly useful, they can also be dangerous if they are used incorrectly or break down.In order to protect your home and family from injuries caused by kitchen appliances, consider the following safety tips:Unplug appliances when they are not in use to reduce the risk of electrical shock. If this is not an option, ensure that plugs are kept away from sources of water, like… READ MORE
Tips for Digging Your Car Out of the Snow

Tips for Digging Your Car Out of the Snow

December 12, 2017
Not only can heavy snowfall make roads dangerous, but it can also bury your car and make it difficult to access. In some cases, vehicles can get stuck in a snowbank or on a patch of ice, making it very challenging to break free.In order to effectively free your car from the snow, consider doing the following:Use a shovel or other snow removal tool to clear a path for your vehicle. Be sure to clear off your windshield and shovel in front of and behind your tires.Turn on the traction control… READ MORE
Prevent Vehicle Rust

Prevent Vehicle Rust

December 12, 2017
While dirt on a vehicle is unsightly, it can also wear away your car’s finish and accelerate rusting. This can be expensive, difficult to reverse and even negatively affect your car’s resale value.To protect your car’s finish, practise the following:Wash your car often, especially in the winter months. Salt that builds up during this time can create holes in the body of your car.Wax your car from time to time to protect the finish. This can help prevent oxidation that leads… READ MORE
Businesses Concerned About Regulatory and Compliance Issues

Businesses Concerned About Regulatory and Compliance Issues

December 6, 2017
A new study from global law firm Ropes & Gray LLP has shown that most businesses aren’t adequately prepared to address their regulatory and compliance risks. The study also found that businesses are concerned about risks relating to enforcement, data privacy and cyber security.Ropes & Gray asked senior business executives in a variety of industries what types of risk their business devotes the most resources toward. And, although 78 percent of respondents spend the most on their… READ MORE
Questions to Ask When Making a Cyber Security Plan

Questions to Ask When Making a Cyber Security Plan

November 30, 2017
As cyber-attacks continue to increase in scope and severity, every business needs to make a plan to prepare for an attack. However, an effective cyber security plan should also take your business’s unique traits into account, such as your online presence, third-party technology providers and access to customer data.Make sure to ask the following questions when you create your cyber security plan:Who is in charge of updating hardware and software at your business? Is there a plan in… READ MORE
Tips for Saving for Your Child’s Future

Tips for Saving for Your Child’s Future

November 27, 2017
Saving for your child’s future is important, especially when you consider how expensive college is. Thankfully, there are a number of steps parents can take to start saving today in order to ensure their children are financially prepared for the future.The following are some easy tips to consider:Start saving the day your child is born and save as much as you can. Compounding interest will also make your savings grow.Save money on a consistent basis rather than on a random schedule… READ MORE