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Flammable Material Safety for Small Businesses

One of the most common fire hazards I encounter while doing business walk-throughs is the presence of flammable materials. These are substances that can ignite easily and burn rapidly. Larger industrial and manufacturing operations are often well-aware of the hazards…

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Living the Glamorous Life of Loss Control

A day in the life of a loss control consultant is the closest thing in the insurance industry to being a rock star. People love to see my name calling on their phone or see me showing up at their…

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Correct Cuts: Kitchen Knife Safety

I recently smoked 30 pounds of pork shoulder for a relative’s birthday party. Turning those juicy hunks of meat into sandwiches required a bit of work, so I was working diligently to separate meat from bone and chop into scrumptious…

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Insurance and the Military: Two Career Paths, One Destination

Throughout my years in high school and college, the thought of entering the insurance field had never crossed my mind. During that time, I was fully consumed into wanting to join the military and go off on some grand adventure….

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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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6 Tips for Safe Grilling

The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and barbeques are a weekly event. The smells of a charcoal grill and sizzling meat can take you back to happy memories, but there are also some safety concerns when grilling. In…

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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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