Archive For January 20th, 2014

Agriculture Safety Matters: Evading Pinch Point Hazards

By | January 20, 2014

Nearly all equipment you work with on the farm presents pinch point hazards. The most common sources of pinch point injuries in agribusiness are belt drives, chain drives and gear drives in power transmission devices. Feed rolls, gathering chains and other machinery designed to draw crops in are also responsible for many on-the-job pinch point […]

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Agriculture Playing it Safe: Needlesticks on the Farm

By | January 20, 2014

Treating animals can lead to injuries that result in lost work time, costly medical bills and long-term disabilities. Some of the most serious injuries sustained when treating animals are needlesticks. Self-injection or absorption of the medicine can result in injuries, illnesses and death.   Dangerous Treatments Common animal treatments that present risks to human health […]

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Agriculture Playing it Safe: Toxic Gas Concerns in Agribusiness

By | January 20, 2014

You already know how important it is to wear effective protective equipment on the job to prevent injury and illness. In agriculture, air-purifying respirators, powered air purifiers, gas masks and air-supplied respirators are crucial for preventing long-term damage.   However, engineering controls and personal protective equipment are just the first lines of defense against toxic […]

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Agriculture Playing it Safe: Avoid Amputation Hazards

By | January 20, 2014

Agriculture has one of the highest injury rates of any industry, and government statistics show that farming accidents are twice as likely to end in amputation as injuries in any other industry. You are surrounded by amputation hazards in your day-to-day work, so it is important to be aware of the risks and take proper […]

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Auto Insights: Preventing Auto Theft

By | January 20, 2014

Cars are probably the single most popular target of crime because they are relatively easy to steal. In the time it takes you to brush your teeth, a car is stolen in the United States. More than 715,000 vehicles were stolen and $4.3 billion was lost to motor vehicle theft in 2011. While a little […]

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Auto Insights: Shopping for a Safe Vehicle

By | January 20, 2014

If you’re like most people shopping for a new vehicle, safety ranks high among things you’re looking for. Every new car must meet certain federal safety standards, but that doesn’t mean that all cars are equally safe. There are still important safety differences, and some vehicles are safer than others. Many automakers offer safety features […]

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Home Matters: Liabilities of Renting Your Home

By | January 20, 2014

Perhaps you’re considering renting out your home for extra income while away for an extended period of time or for a big event nearby that’s causing the demand for lodging to increase. Though this seems like an ideal solution for families with extra room to spare, it can also pose liabilities. If you are considering […]

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Home Matters: Sewer Backup Prevention

By | January 20, 2014

Some of the costliest homeowners insurance claims are from sewer and water backup mishaps. The most  common  cause of a backup in your sewer lateral (the pipe that runs from your city’s sanitary sewer main to your home) is from items the line is not meant to handle. We’ve gathered some practical prevention tips to […]

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