About Brian Anderson, Society Insurance Risk Control Representative
Brian obtained his bachelors degree in Occupational & Environmental Safety and Health from UW Whitewater. He has been in risk control for six years. Brian is also a lieutenant on his local fire department, where he has been an active member for over 10 years. He currently holds many certifications in firefighting, fire prevention and emergency management.
Originally published May 13, 2020. Edited October 28, 2020.
Did you know that 26% of U.S. consumers order delivery at least once per week? There are many ways for customers to place their delivery orders now, whether it is over the phone, on a website, using a restaurant’s app, or using 3rd party delivery apps such as Grubhub, DoorDash, UberEats, Postmates, BringMeThat and Seamless. Customers log onto the 3rd party app of their choosing, search nearby restaurants, select food options, and submit payment to the online food delivery company. The food is then delivered directly to the customer by delivery drivers hired by the online food delivery company.
Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Stab-Lok panels
shouldn’t be inspected, but replaced. According to the United
States Consumer Product Safety Commission, FPE Stab-Lok residential
circuit breakers may fail to trip properly with overload and short-circuiting. Underwriters
Laboratories, Inc. (UL) standards require that breakers trip, or shut off the
current, when overloaded to prevent electrical hazards. The FPE breakers did
not comply fully with UL testing requirements, and are not UL listed. The
National Electric Code (NEC) requires all electrical components and products be
listed by UL or other registered testing agency to be acceptable for
installation and use.
Are you prepared for snow shoveling season? In the winter, snow and cold are inevitable. With that comes shoveling snow, salting sidewalks, clearing parking lots, and injuries related to these activities. Did you know that annually there are more than 11,500 people that suffer injuries requiring treatment in an emergency room, doctor’s offices, and clinics due to shoveling snow? Research shows that many of these injuries could be prevented if the person doing the shoveling did so in a safe manner.
To help protect you and your employees this winter, here are a few snow shoveling safety tips we recommend when performing outside winter maintenance:
If your building caught on fire today, would your sprinkler system activate and control the fire? Ninety-five percent of the time your sprinkler system will do what it is supposed to do, but there are several things that YOU can do to increase your chances even more. Below are seven tips a building owner can act on to ensure their investment doesn’t go up in flames. (more…)
Did you know that 1 out of every 169 drivers will collide with a deer during the coming year? Wisconsin and other Midwest states consistently rank in the 10 worst states for deer crashes. Collisions between vehicles and deer cause 150 fatalities annually in the United States.
Here are some helpful tips to prevent deer crashes: (more…)
The insurance tips and trends to help you make smart safety decisions for your business, plus an inside look at Society.