An estimated 3,900 hotel and motel fires are reported each year in the United States. Use these tips to ensure that you stay safe during your vacation or business overnight. Plan Ahead – Read More
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Every year more than 300,000 people are treated in hospitals and medical clinics for lawn mower-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. More than 10,000 of those injuries involve children, including teens through age 18.
Here are some safety tips to prevent you or your children from being injured while mowing. Tips
Workmeister Insurance Agency becomes a division of Keller Stonebraker Insurance, creating a dynamic independent agency in Cumberland. “Keeping our companies and staff, while adding Keller Stonebraker’s resources, will be beneficial for our clients,” said Workmeister President Tim Workmeister. “This is a milestone for Workmeister Insurance and we’re proud to have an agency like Keller Stonebraker partnering with us.”
With over 140 years combined experience, Workmeister and Keller Stonebraker Insurance look forward to serving the insurance needs of the Cumberland area and strive to make the community a better place.
“Employees are at the root of most cyber breaches” said Judy Selby, Partner of BakerHostetler LLP, while moderating “The Weakest Link: Employee Practices Around Cybersecurity” panel at Legaltech in early February. Selby was joined by Gamelah Palagonia, Founder of Privacy Professionals, Amy DeCesare, AVP, Litigation Management, Allied World and Xenia Ley Parker, principal of XLP Associates.
With recent breaches in the press, we tend to focus on technology, however these events mostly happen because of employee behavior. It could be as simple as a well-meaning employee sending business documents home to work over the weekend, or because an unprotected laptop was stolen, or because an email was forwarded to the wrong person. Breaches can occur maliciously by disgruntled employees as well.
The impact of employee behavior on cybersecurity is an important issue, and probably isn’t getting as much attention as it should, said Selby. Tips for employers
When we started our full-time RV journey having never RVed before, we didn’t have a clue how to go about finding an RV site that was right for us. Like everyone else, we were overwhelmed by suggestions from friends, ads from websites, forums, apps and every other imaginable source under the sun. Some of these suggestions were better than others, and some were downright awful!
Through trial and error, we’ve narrowed down the process of finding a perfect RV site to a simple two-step system. These steps take a little time, but they will make all the difference in your RV stays. 2 Simple Steps
Are you unknowingly enticing potential thieves to damage your property or break into your home? While you want your home to be a welcoming environment for family and friends, you might be surprised how common habits might be inviting to criminals, too. According to the FBI, there were over nine million property crimes in the United States in 2010. This statistic includes vandalism, arson, larceny and theft. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk for burglary and property damage with these easy-to-follow tips.
There is little that can match the joy of taking to the open road on a motorcycle. Whether you are a long-distance rider or just use your bike for weekend fun, one of the most important things you can do is dress for safety. Basic riding gear consists of a helmet, gloves, jacket and boots. Hardcore, serious bikers may want to suit up in leather riding suits. Protecting your body with the right gear can ensure that your next set of wheels isn’t an ambulance gurney. Read Story
Good benefits can increase employee satisfaction. If you are an employer, providing valuable benefits that can be paid via payroll deduction can give you an edge when trying to attract and retain workers. Life insurance is one benefit you can offer in the workplace at a reasonable cost. But as you consider offering life insurance, you may ask: How much coverage is needed? What about protection for family members? Read More…
Digital criminals are on the prowl, and they’re after business data of all kinds, hunting for vulnerable companies of all sizes.
And when it comes to how small business were protecting themselves against the kind of digital break-ins that plagued companies last year? Only 3% were financially protected against the losses that could result from hackers breaking into their networks, according toAdvisen. That’s a lot of small businesses at risk.
You don’t have to have your own IT department to beat those kind of stats. What you do need is a little time, a modest budget, and the following seven steps in mind. Read on for simple security measures your small business can take right away to safely lock up your valuable data. Read Story…
Americans are increasingly including walking as part of their regular exercise program, and pedestrian activity naturally increases during the warmer months. More than 145 million adults in the U.S. walk for exercise, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With all those extra feet out and about, it’s important for both walkers and drivers to keep safety in mind. According to statistics collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), walking is riskier in the evening and at night. Seniors and children are also more likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents. To keep everyone safe, the NHTSA offers the following reminders: Read Story…
A growing, thriving business is a wonderful thing. It’s often the product of years of hard work, and results in immense satisfaction. However, not all growth is necessarily good. In fact, too much growth too fast can spell a company’s doom.
So, how can you avoid the massive implosion that rapid business growth sometimes brings? A well-managed growth strategy is the key. With that in mind, in this article we’ll discuss the signs that indicate whether or not your business is ready to grow quickly, along with how to get your business to a place where it can handle the strains of growth without buckling under the weight of its own newfound success. Read Story…
Living a healthy life can be a complicated goal to achieve. There are many different facets of healthy living to tackle, from weight management to mental health. You can find an overwhelming amount of information on the internet, self-help guides, gyms, schools, and doctor’s offices, but what tips do they all have in common? We’ve compiled a list of the ten tips to living a healthy lifestyle that are widely accepted by many sources as “easy wins” for any person. 10 Tips for leading a healthy Life