Welcome to Acadia Insurance's blog, Closer Matters.

Closer Matters. Its meaning resonates from the core of Acadia's culture. We believe that we need to be close to our customers in order to deliver the best products and service possible. It means having a local physical presence so we can respond quickly to customer needs. And, it means having a real understanding of the communities and businesses that we serve so we can provide the best possible insurance solution.

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Ergonomic Tips for Worker Safety

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Many companies that employ a manual labor workforce regularly contend with employees sustaining soft-tissue injuries to the back, shoulders, and neck. The impact on productivity and the bottom line can be painful, in more ways than one.

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Tips to Help Keep Your Property Grounds Safe this Fall

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Maintaining a secure and comfortable environment is always among the top priorities of business owners, landlords, and facility managers who welcome employees, tenants, and visitors to their properties. Yet, as the days get shorter and more leaves begin to fall, it’s only a matter of time before winter hazards strike. Since businesses can be held liable for damages that arise from unintentional injuries or accidents that occur on their grounds, autumn is the perfect time for property managers to ready their premises—and safety policies and procedures—for the months ahead. Read more

How to Prevent School Bus Accidents

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In spite of our best efforts to make them the most highly visible vehicles on the road, unfortunately, the School Bus is still involved in all too many accidents. More times than not, the accident is the fault of the ‘other driver’.

A school-transportation-related crash is a crash that involves, either directly or indirectly, a school bus body vehicle, or a non-school bus functioning as a school bus, transporting children to or from school or school-related activities. For the purposes of this BLOG, “school-age” children are defined as children 18 or younger. Read more

Five Common Remodeling Projects and Safety Focuses for Each

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It’s remodeling season in New England and throughout the United States, and, if you are a contractor, homeowners will be looking to your company to complete remodeling projects that increase the value of their home, make it more energy efficient, or improve its resilience against the coming winter.

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Office Ergonomics: Five simple steps to help improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury

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Millions of Americans work in front of computers for some or all of their work days. Sitting in one position for long periods of time can often result in discomfort or pain to the neck, back, wrists, fingers, and/or eyes if the workstation is not properly set up. An improperly configured workstation can also result in loss of productivity and general fatigue. Proper workstation set-up—including good posture and equipment arrangement—can help you stay comfortable and injury-free at work. Next time you are at your workstation, take a few minutes to review the following steps to see whether it is arranged for optimal comfort and support.

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