Central Insurance Companies

Category: Loss Control


Lessons Learned from Tragedy

It’s been a few weeks since Category4 Hurricane Harvey slammed into southern Texas and hovered over the region dropping historical rainfall. The catastrophic damages are devastating. According to CoreLogic, a property analytics firm, between $25 billion and $37 billion worth…

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Turn On the Lights

When conducting loss control inspections, one of the first elements of a business I evaluate is the lighting. My reasoning is not only so I can see where I am going, but also knowing poor or inadequate lighting can lead…

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Avoiding Disaster at the Gym

Many people choose to exercise at workout facilities such as gyms, recreation centers, and health clubs. In 2016, the total number of gym memberships in the U.S. was 57.25 million in over 36,000 facilities. While the increased physical activity is…

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Beat the Heat

Summer has arrived! The time of year for barbeques, picnics, visiting water parks, and sitting back and unwinding. It is the warmest season of the year with temperatures nearing or exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) for large portions…

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Lightning Strike Prevention

The summer storm season is upon us and with storms come one of the most fearful and unpredictable forces of nature: lightning. A single bolt of lightning can carry over 100 million volts of electricity and create a significant amount…

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Battery Safe Than Sorry

In September of 2017, the energy company Tesla will unveil an all-electric semi-truck powered by a battery. I found it interesting that something as massive as a freightliner could run on a battery. What was science fiction a decade ago…

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The Great Escape

I am sure we all can recall partaking in fire drills at school or our place work. They’re done so often they become rudimentary. However, people often forget or ignore the importance of preparing an fire escape plan for where…

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