Archive for the ‘Saftey Tips’ Category

Marijuana Use Linked to Increased Car Crashes

December 15, 2018

Although the workplace impact of marijuana in states where it’s been legalized has mainly been a workers compensation concern, a recent study now links marijuana use to increased auto crash claims. In four states where marijuana is now legal — Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington — the frequency of collision claims filed with insurers were […]

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Lightning Strikes

October 10, 2018

You cannot prevent lightning from striking, but you can take steps to minimize the damage it can cause. Deaths by lightning in 2018 are down so far from the average (18 fatalities vs. 49 on average). But lightning is the leading cause of injury and death from natural disaster other than floods. However, even though […]

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Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

November 17, 2017

It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this time of year, when the days keep getting shorter and shorter? Those answers can differ […]

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Car Shopping With Safety in Mind

November 3, 2017

You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars. Yet we’re still years away from living in a world where you can just tell your car where to go and then kick back and relax with a book or your phone. Even still, technology already plays a big role in the way we drive. Nowhere is […]

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