Archive For November, 2013

Agriculture Safety Matters: Handling Hand Protection

By | November 25, 2013

Of the many tools that we have available, our hands are the most valuable. They provide us with the dexterity necessary to perform precise maneuvers that even the most advanced technology cannot replicate. Even the simplest tasks are difficult for a person that does not have full use of his or her hands.   Hand […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: Using Herbicides and Pesticides Safely

By | November 25, 2013

As part of your job, you are required to handle, use and work around herbicides and pesticides. These products are very effective in protecting plant life from pests; however, they can be dangerous to your health and the health of others on the farm or in the fields. It is important that you observe the […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: Tractor Safety

By | November 25, 2013

According to Oklahoma State University, tractor drivers are involved in the most machinery-related injuries in the United States. To reduce your chance of an accident, safety must remain a top concern. General Safety Precautions Always wear a safety belt while operating a tractor and ensure that the proper rollover protection structure (ROPS) is in place. […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: Preventing Lower Back Injuries While Farming

By | November 25, 2013

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), back injuries are the most common occupational injury suffered by American workers. Agricultural workers are especially susceptible to these types of injuries due to many of the activities they engage in throughout the day. These activities include lifting objects heavier than 25 pounds (bales of hay or sacks […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: Prevent Farm Equipment Fires through Safe Fueling

By | November 25, 2013

Whether it’s planting season, harvesting season or any time in between, it is always important to think about safe fueling practices. Since you work in an environment with both ignition sources and abundant fuel (dry foliage and other materials) for fires or explosions, preventing sparks while re-filling equipment is crucial. Remember that carelessness leads to […]

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Auto Insights: RV Safety Behind the Wheel

By | November 25, 2013

RVing can be a fun way to see the world and spend time with your family. But because it’s bigger and heavier than an average car or truck, there are additional hazards that come with owning and operating an RV. Many RV accidents can be avoided by following these pre-trip, mid-trip and post-trip tips.   […]

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Home Matters: Your Home’s Value and Property Insurance

By | November 25, 2013

While it may seem like a viable option to lower your property insurance coverage to save some money, this may end up costing you big in the long run. If your policy limits are too low, the cost to fix your home may exceed your limits, even if your home’s value has lessened recently.   […]

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Home Matters: Eliminate Radon Dangers in Your Home

By | November 25, 2013

Since you cannot see, smell or taste radon gas, it is not detectable in your home. So, why worry about radon? The National Cancer Institute reports that radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States next to smoking. The prevalence of radon is not isolated to one geographic area or type […]

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Insuring Your Teen Driver: Curb the Cost

By | November 25, 2013

Curb the Cost of Insuring Your Teen Driver If you’re the parent of a teenager who is getting ready to climb behind the steering wheel, insuring your new driver can be an expensive endeavor. This is because the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. […]

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Technology Risk Insights: The Basics of Intellectual Property

By | November 25, 2013

Understanding the complexities of intellectual property is key for technology companies because a majority of their market position is based on innovations and expertise. Intellectual property refers to the intangible assets of a business, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. These assets are often the most valuable and least understood assets of a corporation. […]

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