Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Getting the Maximum Benefit Out of Acadia’s Virtual Loss Control

June 3rd - By  | Loss Control, Safety | No Comments »

The Acadia Insurance Virtual Loss Control team was created about one year ago with the concept of providing direct safety-related informational and real-time assistance to Acadia Insurance customers, our agents and employees.  Over this period, and as this idea has continuously evolved, the Virtual Loss Control Staff has worked with several hundred clients.  What is… Read more

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

May 14th - By  | General Liability, Safety | No Comments »

Preventing slips, trips and falls to avoid liability claims You may remember the line from the TV advertisement several years ago, “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!”  It has become a punch line for many jokes, but slips, trips and falls are no joking matter.  They can happen in a split second, can happen… Read more

Farm Safety for Kids is Critical

April 28th - By  | Farm & Agriculture, Safety | 1 Comment »

Farms can be a fun place to grow up. They have sunshine, fresh air and lots of room to play. A farm is also a place of work; work which involves machinery that can be dangerous. This is especially so if someone doesn’t know how to be safe, and even more so when children are… Read more

Can You Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time?

April 21st - By  | General Liability, Safety | No Comments »

That’s the old question, but the 2014 question is …… Can you walk and use your cell phone at the same time? Evidently not!  Injuries to distracted walkers are on the rise. According to a 2013 study conducted by researchers at Ohio State University, using injury reports from 100 hospitals around the country, the number… Read more

Infrared Thermography

April 7th - By  | Property, Safety | No Comments »

Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.  Children may use that excuse when fearing “the monster under the bed”.  As a loss control consultant, I use that excuse when discussing the vulnerabilities of an electrical system.  Luckily, there is technology for this to help us see these so called “monsters under… Read more