Without a plan in place, beloved pets may not have a home when a pet owner dies.
Without a plan in place, beloved pets may not have a home when a pet owner dies.
Most team building techniques elicit little more than a yawn and an eye roll, but that's about to change.
Don't take the kids for a ride without making a car seat safety check your first move
Some of the most exciting benefits of working in insurance are some of the most frequently overlooked.
Driving safety topics aren't just for new drivers. Here are some old rules you may have forgotten.
Learn why snow blower safety shouldn't be an afterthought
Find out why a smoking policy in the workplace is good business even if you don't have many smokers
It can be hard to recognize the symptoms of mold sickness. Here's what to look for.
Feel safer in your home with home security advice about alarm systems, smart locks, and break-in deterrents.
With the winter months upon us, make sure you've taken steps to avoid space heater hazards that can leave you and your loved ones out in the cold.
Your medical exam can make a difference in your monthly premium, so you'll want to do everything you can to make sure the exam comes out as good as possible.
Garfield may be one of the funniest fat cats in the comics section, but he is anything but a model for a healthy pet. Exercises can keep your pets healthy and happy for many years.
It doesn't take long for scalding water to cause serious injuries. Avoid them by setting your water heater to a safe hot water temperature.
The easiest way to make sure you have the insurance to protect your new business is to use a business insurance checklist.
Take a look around your office. Fire hazards are hiding in plain sight, and there are more of them than you think.
Don't feel like safety hazards at work are a big deal? Add an employee lawsuit to OSHA violation penalties, and you could be looking at closing your doors.
If you run a small business, cyber security protocols could be your key to happy customers.
There's more to security camera placement than finding a spot that points to the front door or the cash register.
The preliminary list of OSHA’s Top 10 violations for Fiscal Year 2017 remained largely unchanged from FY 2016, except for one new addition. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) entered the list at No. 9 with 1,523 violations, just ahead of Electrical – Wiring Methods (1,405 violations). The entire list was revealed during the 2017 National Safety Council’s Congress & Expo.
Discovering the right workplace lighting can be an enlightening experience. Find out how to lighten up your work environment and why it's a bright idea.
You know you should shred documents, but which ones? And how long should you keep them? Retention guidelines from state and federal governments can help you answer those questions.
When you run a small business, loss prevention is one key to keeping your doors open.
Business evacuation plans aren't something to put off for another day. Make a plan now to ensure the safety of everyone.
Don't let office theft ruin morale and drag your team down.
We all know distracted driving is dangerous. However, did you know it claimed 3,477 lives in 2015 alone, according to the National Highway Safety Traffic Association?
Learn how wellness incentive programs can benefit your bottom line and your employee relations
Don't let retail employee turnover become a drain on your business; find out what you can do to keep your staff in top condition.
The best surveillance system isn't always the most obvious one
Workplace wellness tips to keep your entire team fit and ready for action
Running a business keeps you busy, but don’t skip on the HR; for small business, it's the key to a positive work environment.
As a contractor, do you have a Safety Program that will satisfy OSHA requirements?
For your small business, equipment insurance could keep you up and running when things break down.
You don't have a lot of extra time in your day; that's why these social media tools for business are here to make your life easier.
As a small business owner or contractor, you may be asked to complete a job that you’ve never done before. Are you a small business owner or contractor with a reputation for quality work who is highly respected and appreciated in the community? If the answer is yes, you may be asked to complete a job that you have never done before. It is this type of “non-routine work request” from a customer that can potentially lead to a major injury, fatality, or liability exposure. The following provides a brief overview of what management should consider before conducting this type of work as well as a hierarchy of controls to consider (engineering controls, administrative controls, personal protective equipment, etc.) BEFORE commencing work.
Find out how to take advantage of a business vehicle deduction now so you can save money when your taxes are due.
Protect your business and your livelihood with a property maintenance insurance policy designed to meet your needs.
As a business owner, your budget constraints may limit your ability to give your employees everything they might need.
There's little more exciting than signing a lease for your new business location, but are your business insurance requirements in place?
Are your data security methods enough to keep out a motivated thief? Here are 10 ways to keep your data safe from sticky fingers.
Keep your office healthy and pest-free with natural pest deterrents that work like a charm
Approximately 500 non-fire Carbon Monoxide poisoning deaths and thousands more hospitalizations occur each year.
People love bringing their pets to work. Find out how pet-friendly companies make it part of the culture.
If you count on one or more vehicles in the day to day of your small business fleet, management strategies are critical to a smooth operation.
Health care. You love it, but you also hate it. You’ve got double-digit premium increases and plenty of unknowns.
Attention: Contractor Business Owners. OSHA estimates that about two million construction workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in more than 600,000 workplaces. Silicosis, lung cancer, other respiratory diseases, and kidney disease have been linked to exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
No matter what line of work you're in, business disasters happen. Here's what to do when they happen to you.
Are you feeling stuck for corporate wellness program ideas? Here are 7 that actually work.
If you are like most business owners, controlling your overall operating costs is something that’s always on your mind. Some of the most significant costs you deal with are those associated with employees being injured on the job.
It's a familiar debate in any professional setting, but believe it or not, there's a science to setting the best office temperature.
If you're a business owner, it's hard to know the different types of business insurance you'll need. Here's a breakdown of the basics.
According to a recent survey from Aflac, 31% of employers have increased their employees’ share of health insurance premiums this year, 30% have increased employees’ copayments, and 21% have implemented high-deductible health plans with Health Savings Accounts. Deductibles employees must pay have risen six times faster than their earnings since 2010, and co-pays and out-of-pocket limits have also been increased significantly. The survey also showed that 78% of employees making under $50,000 annually currently have less than $1,000 set aside in an emergency fund to pay for out-of-pocket expenses associated with an unexpected illness or accident. Even those making more are not immune, as 20% of employees making $100,000 or more also have less than $1,000 set aside. It’s not surprising that your employees may be struggling with health care costs.
It's hard enough to terminate an employee, but if you have to do it, learn how to minimize the risk of a lawsuit.
We humans are just not designed to sit for 6-8 hours a day, in a chair, at a desk, looking at a computer monitor. We really aren’t designed to sit for very long at all without changing position, getting up, and moving.
Thinking of adding some character to your workspace? Here's what you need to know about paint colors for office walls.
Employee vs contractor? It's a question that's cropping up more and more for small businesses. Which is right for your company?
If you own a company, it's almost impossible to avoid business insurance claims. However, there are things you can do to minimize the risk.
OSHA has released a long-awaited update to its standard on walking/working surfaces, issuing a final rule that addresses slips, trips, and falls in the workplace and establishes employer requirements for the use of personal fall protection systems.
There's more to your business than what's on the inside of your store. Improve your business curb appeal to increase foot traffic and sales.
Sole proprietorships are one of the most common forms of business ownership today. And while many of these business owners are very successful, they don't always give much thought to what will happen to that business they've worked so hard to build when they die.