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It’s Only Concrete…

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Construction | Comments Off on It’s Only Concrete…

As a contractor, concrete is one of those materials that is worked with pretty often. It’s easy to forget that you have to be careful when handling it. After all, cement is considered one of the safest building materials. It’s found in playgrounds, sidewalks, workplaces, and homes… But proper precautions have to be observed when working with concrete, otherwise it can be quite dangerous. Concrete Basics Portland cement is the most common active ingredient in concrete. Mixed with water, sand, and rock it solidifies into a rock-hard material....

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So, how much insurance do you need for your new business?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on So, how much insurance do you need for your new business?

Opening up shop? Wondering what kind of insurance coverage you might need? Chances are you’ll likely need to protect yourself. You have to watch out for things like liability claims, injuries, accidents, damage to equipment, and burglary as well. It’s enough to give a person an ulcer. So how do you know if you have the right business insurance for your needs? And how can you be sure you are getting a great deal on your coverage? We’re certainly here to help you with that! Talking with an independent insurance agent will help you figure out...

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Credit insurance scores poorly…

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on Credit insurance scores poorly…

Many kinds of credit lines and installment loans offer credit insurance. These products are designed to “protect” an individual’s credit score by covering installment payments in case of certain qualifying situations. Sadly these tend to be overpriced according to recent research. A study covering 2004 through 2013 demonstrated that 44.4 cents in benefits were paid for each dollar spent on such insurance policies. (By comparison, typical health plans offer 84.1 cents in benefits for each dollar spent. So if the goal is to protect yourself in...

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How to Create an Energized Work Force

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on How to Create an Energized Work Force

  The notion of a 40-hour workweek is disappearing for many. 50+ hour work-weeks have become common. Many individuals go so far as to sleep with their iPhones turned on so they can respond instantly, 24/7, as needed. The biggest problem with this is that it leads to workers being tired and disengaged. Worse, workers suffer greater tension and make more judgment errors. The core question: are humans capable of working constantly without rest? The answer, of course, is no. As a business, it is important to be mindful of how employees are...

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Working Safely With Heavy Equipment

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Construction | Comments Off on Working Safely With Heavy Equipment

Have heavy equipment on a job site? Make it a safe to operate… Running heavy machinery on a construction site can lead to significant hazards. There are important techniques to bear in mind to keep a job site safe: Make sure that repairs to equipment are not started until the equipment is fully powered down. If refueling, you must be sure that engines are turned off. All vehicles should be checked at the beginning of each shift to verify its operability. If mobile heavy equipment is used on a public road, proper traffic management must be...

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“Shocking” Electrical Risks Lurk in Offices

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on “Shocking” Electrical Risks Lurk in Offices

When one thinks of places to run into electrical hazards, the office isn’t the first place that comes to mind. Injury from falls is certainly #1 on the list of risks. #2 comes from lifting heavy object. Certainly folks that deal directly with electricity are far more likely to suffer potential injury. 20% of all electrical injuries (shocks & burns) occur with Electricians and apprentices. Meanwhile 12% of all electrical injuries happen to Mechanics. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 35% of all electrical injuries occur to...

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Is Pet Insurance Really Worth The Cost?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on Is Pet Insurance Really Worth The Cost?

Owning a pet can be expensive. A well-bred puppy can easily cost $2,000+ for a desirable breed. Annual costs can be $700 or more including food and wellness checkups at the vet. And that assumes things go well. If a pet requires an emergency visit to the vet, the costs for such visits can quickly skyrocket into the thousands of dollars. Treating chronic illnesses is expensive too. But let’s face it. Pets become a treasured part of our families. Insurance becomes about more than protecting your investment in the animal. If your dog or cat gets...

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Is Pet Insurance Really Worth The Cost?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on Is Pet Insurance Really Worth The Cost?

Owning a pet can be expensive. A well-bred puppy can easily cost $2,000+ for a desirable breed. Annual costs can be $700 or more including food and wellness checkups at the vet. And that assumes things go well. If a pet requires an emergency visit to the vet, the costs for such visits can quickly skyrocket into the thousands of dollars. Treating chronic illnesses is expensive too. But let’s face it. Pets become a treasured part of our families. Insurance becomes about more than protecting your investment in the animal. If your dog or cat gets...

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Thinking About Remote Workers?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Thinking About Remote Workers?

Allowing for remote workers has advantages. It gives you versatility, helps to reduce expenses, and allows you to draw from a larger pool of potential job candidates. There can be drawbacks as well. Top complaints: A sense that there’s less communication. Management’s struggle with knowing whether employees are staying on task. So how can you maximize benefits while limiting the drawbacks? Hybrid Approach Some companies allow employees a certain amount of flexibility to work from home. However they still require that employees be “in office”...

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Thinking About Remote Workers?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Thinking About Remote Workers?

Allowing for remote workers has advantages. It gives you versatility, helps to reduce expenses, and allows you to draw from a larger pool of potential job candidates. There can be drawbacks as well. Top complaints: A sense that there’s less communication. Management’s struggle with knowing whether employees are staying on task. So how can you maximize benefits while limiting the drawbacks? Hybrid Approach Some companies allow employees a certain amount of flexibility to work from home. However they still require that employees be “in office”...

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