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"Safety and Risk Management" Archives

  1. It’s Frozen Pipe Season in NJ – What to do?

    by KLP

    One thing is for sure, NJ weather is crazy and with temperatures shifting this week from the 60’s to the 20’s we need to be keeping a close eye on our homes and commercial properties because temperature shifts of just 10 degrees can cause contraction and expansion of plumbing pipes and lead to water line […]

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  2. Fireplace and Chimney Safety

    by KLP

    Each year there are thousands of residential fires caused by fireplaces, chimneys and chimney connectors associated with heating systems. These fires result in injuries, or even deaths, as well as millions of dollars in property damage. Colder weather means more people are cozying up in front of their fireplaces. Here are some recommendations to help […]

  3. Is Your Business Prepared For A Data Breach?

    by KLP

    Did you know that when a data breach happens, most businesses are required by law to take action or face the possibility of civil litigation or other serious penalties? Every business that handles or stores any private business, customer, patient or employee data is at risk for a data breach. So before the unthinkable occurs, […]

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  4. Are You or Someone You Know Getting Engaged This Holiday Season?

    by KLP

    December is the most popular month for wedding engagements with more and more couples choosing to tie the knot during the winter.  Did you know the average wedding cost is $30,000 (as reported in March 2014 by Money Magazine)?  In today’s unpredictable world, wedding insurance is crucial when so much is spent creating the perfect […]

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  5. Attention NJ Drivers – DEER COLLISION ALERT

    by KLP

    As you make your travel plans this month, keep in mind that turkeys aren’t the only animals on the run. According to the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety, hitting an animal is more than 3 1/2 times as common in November as compared to August. Every November, as deer migrate and mate, their increased activity […]

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  6. When Lightning Strikes, Will You Be Safe?

    by kcarlson

    During the summer weather, it can be tempting to play one more hole of golf, hike just one more mile, or throw a few more pitches to a budding baseball player. But if lightning is in the area, those decisions can be dangerous. Lightning is the third largest storm-related killer in the U.S., and causes […]

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  7. Spring Forward With These Helpful Tips!

    by kcarlson

    With only 18 days until Daylight Saving Time, the spring season is right around the corner! Spring cleaning and spring maintenance tips go hand in hand. Take a cue from the tips below provided by Travelers Insurance and spruce up your gutters as you spruce up your rose garden. •Inspect your smoke detectors, and make […]

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  8. Dickstein Associates Agency on Risk Management

    by kcarlson

    Many notaries acknowledge documents and signatures without requiring adequate identification. That practice can be devastating and costly. We handle many claims involving notaries who make mistakes while performing regular notarial duties. Even when notaries do their job correctly, they can be sued and pay excessive legal expenses defending themselves. Since 1965, Dickstein Associates Agency has […]

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  9. No Power? What Now?

    by kcarlson

    The weather! Between the rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice if the power goes out, here are some things to remember: •Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency. That number should ONLY be used in case of an emergency or injury. •Watch for downed power lines. Call 911 and your utility company. […]

  10. Protect Your Home from Tonight’s Extreme Cold

    by kcarlson

    Alert: Prevent the Mess and Expense of Frozen Pipes in Your Home As you may have heard, forecasters are calling for a dramatic drop in temperature as the day progresses. New Jersey could experience record lows tonight and tomorrow. The time to prepare is now. Here are some quick and easy tips to prevent the […]

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