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Some Businesses May Be At Risk for Legionnaires’ Disease

When businesses are closed for a period of time, water and air conditioning may be shut off to conserve resources. In doing so, the warmth and lack of clean water flow is the right formula for the growth of potentially dangerous microbes, including the bacteria that contributes to Legionnaires’ disease. Any commercial facility vacated or underutilized for more than three weeks, according to health experts and government officials, is at risk for a Legionnaires’ outbreak.

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Step-by-Step: How to Clean Up Spills in the Workplace

This entry is part 1 of 16 in the series Slips, Trips & Falls

Have you ever slipped, tripped or fallen at work? Perhaps you have watched a television show where a slip, trip and fall was the punch line for a joke. Slips, trips and falls are no joke however, and rank among the most frequent types of accidents, second only to motor-vehicle accidents as a cause of death. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “26% of the 8982,730 nonfatal work injuries resulting in days away from work in 2017 were related to slips, trips, and falls. With 44% of Society Insurance claims are related to slips and falls (general liability and workers compensation), businesses can’t afford to not take additional precautions when it comes to cleaning up spills in the workplace.

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Workplace Injury Prevention Measures for Young Workers

Young or newly hired employees are getting injured more often than older, more experienced employees. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 workers from the ages of 16-24 had a higher risk of injury or illness than any other age group. These injuries are often the result of the many hazards that are present in their workplace. Some of these hazards can be slips, trips, and falls, overexertion, lacerations, contact with objects/equipment and burns.

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5 Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees

In Quarter 1 of 2020 the United States employment rate was 71.4% according to data provided by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the unemployment rate was 4.4% as reported by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS). However, given the pandemic, unemployment was at an all-time high of 14.7% ending the month of April 2020. As companies across the United States reopen, business owners may be scrambling to call back workers or may be uncertain how many employees they can afford to have while revenue is down.

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Supporting Local Communities During Uncertain Times

When the needs of others are the greatest, our efforts are the strongest. At Society Insurance, this statement defines our core value of ‘Customer Focus’ and helps guide our actions every day. We continue to partner with our independent agents, restaurant customers, and other agencies to make a difference in the communities we serve during these challenging times. Below we highlight some recent efforts.

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How to Read a Certificate of Insurance Form

A certificate of insurance form is often needed when a business needs to provide evidence that certain general types of insurance coverage and limits have been purchased. In a nutshell, it summarizes your insurance coverage to a single document. This may be important if a claim occurs and the business is found liable while providing their service or engaged in their trade.

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How to Refresh Your Mind Throughout the Workday

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Health & Wellness

Do you find yourself struggling to focus or making careless mistakes? Have you found yourself hungry or yawning throughout the day? These may be warning signs that it’s time to take a break and refresh your mind. Pay attention to how you feel throughout the day and how it impacts your work output. If you find your productivity waning, try one of the tactics below to increase work performance and boost your energy level.

Read ‘Improving Work Life Balance for Your Employees.

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Pros and Cons of Restaurants Using 3rd Party Delivery Apps

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.

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Protect Your Business From 3 Common Bitcoin Email Scams

This entry is part of 32 in the series Data Security

In the digital age, bitcoin is a well-known term – but that doesn’t mean it’s well understood. What is cryptocurrency? According to Cointelegraph, “cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency designed to work as a medium of exchange. It uses cryptography to secure and verify transactions as well as to control the creation of new units of a particular cryptocurrency.” It is decentralized and relies on an open source verification system. In essence, it’s worth fluctuates and it is virtually untraceable. The most widely used and recognized cryptocurrency is bitcoin. So, what does this have to do with your business?

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