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OSHA’s Toolbox Talks

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Toolbox Talks for Workplace Safety

 

Toolbox Talks are short pre-written safety meetings provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA). They are an easy way for foremen and supervisors to keep their workers updated and knowledgeable about workplace safety. They are designed to heighten employee awareness of workplace hazards and OSHA regulations. Read More

Disinfect Drinking Water

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Hurricanes, floods, or water pipe breakage can all result in an emergency situation where regular water service is disrupted or discontinued. In these situations, it is recommended to only use bottled water or water that has been properly disinfected for drinking, cooking, washing dishes and even for brushing your teeth. Boiling water will kill most microorganisms such as pathogenic bacteria, viruses and protozoa that may be in the water.

Bottled water is your best choice. But may not always be available to you.

Sources of water: Read More

Tips for Keeping Your Business Safe on Halloween

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According to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCIAA), Halloween has the highest number of claims for any day by 81%.

To prevent damages, bring in any product you may have displayed on the exterior of your business before dark. Take photos of your business a week or two before Halloween. If you must file a claim for vandalism, you will have photos available for your insurance company.

Vehicles are more likely to be vandalized on Halloween.

Park your vehicles inside a locked garage or in a well-lit area and have the windows up and doors locked.

 

Lighting

If you’re having the public come into your business during Halloween, think twice before you string up dramatic lighting and flashing lights. They can create a fun atmosphere for trick-or-treaters, but it can also cause accidents. Dim lighting can encourage theft by making it difficult to distinguish colors of clothing or recognize facial features. Dim lights also hinder surveillance equipment.

 

Property Risks

Make sure to check the exterior of your building. Extension cords can be a tripping hazard if not secured properly. Confirm that the surrounding walking surfaces (sidewalks, paths etc.) are clear of debris and well lit.

Above all, make sure your insurance policy protects you in the event of candle fires, falls, tainted candy claims, and any other types of Halloween-induced accidents.