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Department of Labor Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be re-identified with a particular individual by removing provisions of the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule. OSHA believes this proposal maintains safety and health protections(continue reading)

Why a House Fire is Worse Now-a-Days

A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm.” Larger homes, more open layouts, new construction materials and other factors mean fires burn more quickly, leaving less time for occupants to escape – and for firefighters to stop the flames. How much less time? About 30 years ago, you have about 17 minutes to(continue reading)

Summer Heat Safety Tips

Summer is the season we all look forward to – cookouts, swimming pools, playing sports or just hanging out on the back deck. But summer sun can also get a little sweltering sometimes. Extreme heat can pose a danger and cause serious health issues. Here are some tips to help protect yourself and your family(continue reading)

How to Keep Your Dog Calm this 4th of July

With the 4th of July coming up, it’s hard not to get excited about heating up the barbecue, hanging out with friends and family, and watching the fireworks! But for our dogs and other pets, it can be a very scary time, so we can’t forget to take steps in order to ensure their safety(continue reading)

Tips for Road Construction Season

Nothing puts a damper on a family outing quite like stop-and-go traffic. Budding excitement and anticipation all but disappear when orange “Road Construction” signs and flashing arrows indicate changing traffic patterns and delays. However, If you’re proactive, there are ways to limit the road construction blues this summer. These tips can help you brave road(continue reading)

Summer Accident Insurance Facts

Summer is made for fun. Boat outings, summer road trips, street fairs. The last thing anyone wants to think about is making a theft or an accident claim. But let’s face it: it happens, especially in the summer. Vandals, Mischief, and Theft The return of summertime always means that theft and accident insurance claims go(continue reading)

How to Clean Your Gutters

Many homeowners take their gutters for granted. They think that if they ignore the fact that they are clogged with leaves and other debris, the problem will eventually go away. But of course it doesn’t work that way. It only gets worse, and could eventually lead to sagging gutters, flooded basements or even foundation problems.(continue reading)