Category Archives: Safety Tips

Go out and play, but keep one eye toward home security

By George Grossenbaugh
The Cincinnati Insurance Company
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Make sure windows have a secure lock.

Good weather gives you opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. It also gives some unscrupulous people the opportunity they are looking for to burglarize your home or car and take your valuable possessions. You cannot prevent 100 percent of the thefts, but there are steps you can take to minimize the potential problem. Read More »

Call before you dig – 811 nationwide

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Know the potential dangers before you dig.

The snow has melted, the temperatures are moderating, and it’s time to get started on that springtime project list: planting a tree, installing a fence or building a new deck. Perhaps you’ve even made arrangements to rent that post-hole digger, and you’re all ready to go, right?

Well, not so quick. Make sure you haven’t forgotten an important factor before you contemplate digging: underground utilities.

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Time to double-check your pipes!

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The Cincinnati Insurance Company
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Keep the water flowing; prevent pipe freezes.

Now that the season has officially turned to winter, homeowners and business owners will want to increase monitoring to prevent damage from frozen pipes. These prior blogs give tips on how to prevent pipe freezes and offer techniques for minimizing damage if you do suffer a pipe freeze.
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Never too early to prepare for that blizzard

snow-scene-looking-out-windowLong-range weather predictions for 2014-2015 suggest another cold winter is on its way across much of the U.S. Severe winter weather ̶  including blizzards ̶  is a reality. So how does one prepare for a blizzard?

The first inclination for many of us is to drive to the closest grocery store and stock up on the essentials to help carry us through the upcoming event! While adequate provisions are an important consideration, there are a number of steps you can take to protect yourself and your family:

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Keep your office party on the nice list

office-christmas-partyIt’s the holidays! Time for festivities, visions of sugarplums, good cheer…and workplace holiday parties.

While employers want to recognize and thank employees for their hard work during the year, workplace holiday parties can become a liability concern. While you don’t want to be a Grinch, you also don’t want to host a holiday party that causes your employees discomfort or leads to sexual harassment or other complaints.  Read More »