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.
If you are considering using a drone as part of your business operations, it is important to consult with your insurance agent to add coverage and to understand the recent regulations published by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Winter weather in New England is notorious for wreaking havoc with building roofs. A business owner may potentially avoid costly repairs or replacement if he or she follows basic tips for proactive roof care and winter hazard prevention. Read more
By Jennifer Towne | Safety | No Comments »
For many Americans, the physical demands of lifting heavy objects are a daily part of their working life. Unfortunately, injuries that result from this activity can present a significant health and safety issue for employees and their employers—especially in labor-intensive industries. The nature of the building material industry, for example, with its equipment, products and environment lends itself to opportunities for lifting injuries. For employees, injuries caused by improper lifting can cause acute pain and even years of chronic pain to the affected area, resulting in missed work and ongoing health issues. For employers, these injuries can cause lost productivity, problems with resource allocation and potentially serious financial implications.
The business disruption and cost of employee injuries on a business are well known, if understated. Not only is it important to promote a strong safety culture and help protect employees from injury, it is also just as important to have best practices in place when an injury does occur so that you can respond promptly and provide your employee with the right care as quickly as possible. One important way you can help mitigate an employee’s lost time and help them return to work or light duty is to partner with a preferred medical provider. Read more
By Sarah Pluck | Safety | No Comments »
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.