Tag Archives: risks

Hazard Warning for Roasting Coffee

Roasting coffee beans has been linked to a severe health hazard known as bronchiolitis obliterans, sometimes referred to as obstructive lung disease or popcorn lung.

A Bit of History

This condition came to prominence decades ago (more…)

Insurance Coverage for Caterers and Banquet Halls

Caterers and banquet facilities understand the details involved with planning exciting events and large celebrations. Society Insurance understands the unique exposures these businesses face on premise, as well as the risk involved when business is conducted away from the main operating location.

Learn more in this video: (more…)

Beware of Protective Safeguards in Your Business Insurance Policy

Protective Safeguards sounds like an endorsement you would want included in an insurance policy, right? Beware! This is actually an endorsement that can exclude coverage in certain scenarios. It’s important to know if this is attached to a businessowners’ insurance policy. (more…)

Hot! Hot! Hot! Working in Heat

How you feelin’?  (Hot, hot, hot). Yes, Buster Poindexter may not have been thinking about employee safety when he asked this question but this is an excellent question to ask with the warm summer months finally upon us.

Working in warm conditions is a definite safety concern. Thousands of workers become sick every year from exposure to heat. Some even die. Heat illnesses and death are preventable if you learn to identify the warning signs and take the appropriate action. (more…)

Overlooked Bar Safety Tips Your Tavern Can’t Miss

On top of normal day-to-day operations, bar owners are responsible for the continued safety of customers and employees. Given the industry’s laundry list of risks, ranging from slips to security, this task can seem quite daunting. It’s not surprising then that some seemingly small—but just as important—measures can get overlooked at the expense of larger safety issues.

Make sure to address these small details that can make a big difference when it comes to keeping your bar on its feet. (more…)

Drive Down Auto Repair Shop Injuries by Fixing These Risks

Even off the road, cars can be dangerous. And no one knows that better than the auto repair workers who operate on them.

Car repair involves large parts, awkward angles and cramped spaces. Combine that with a work environment featuring hazardous chemicals, heavy lifting and flammable materials, and you have a uniquely hazardous industry.

To fix these potential problems, you need the right set of tools. Follow our detailed instructions below and you’ll stop these serious issues from impacting your mechanics’ health. (more…)