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Staying Healthy and Happy During the Holiday Season

This entry is part of 6 in the series Health & Wellness

While the holidays are a time to indulge in some sweet treats while surrounded by loved ones, it’s common for many people to gain unwanted weight throughout that time. So, how can you enjoy these salivating treats, while staying healthy during the holidays? The key is moderation. You do not have to say no to these temptations, but do indulge conservatively. Instead of waiting for the buffet lunch or dinner, keep eating normal, balanced meals throughout the day. (more…)

How to Deep Fry Turkey Safely This Holiday Season

What is Deep Fryer Safety?

Deep fryer safety is essential when deep fat frying in order to prevent serious burn injuries and fires. Deep-frying involves cooking foods in grease at a very high temperature, 400 degrees or higher. Foods commonly deep-fried during the holidays include turkey, chicken, duck, crab cakes, latkes, empanadas and more. While deep-fried food can be quite tasty, it’s important to practice deep fryer safety every time you drop those scrumptious holiday delights into hot oil. (more…)

DIY Commercial Refrigeration Maintenance Tips

For centuries, harvesting ice was the only means of refrigerating perishable food items. If you lived in the United States, chances are you’d be relying on ice harvesters throughout New England to intricately pack the ice and make ready for a long transport. As you can imagine, shipping ice all across the country can be arduous and costly (even before you consider the loss of product while in transit).

It wasn’t until 1835, when the first patent was granted for a Vapor-Compression Refrigeration Cycle. Over the years, technology has vastly improved and almost everyone can recall growing up with a refrigerator in their own homes. As with many items that have become commonplace, we sometimes take for granted the amount of thought which went into the design and may overlook the importance of regular maintenance on the equipment after it has been installed. (more…)

Trash Talk 101

Taking out the trash can be dangerous. It sounds crazy, but it’s true. And the numbers prove it.               

Recent large losses among Society Insurance policyholders include the following claims:

  • Shoulder injury: $121,000
  • Shoulder injury (again): $117,628
  • Back injury: $62,550
  • Back strain: $17,347

What is especially interesting is that these claims have one thing in common. They all involve taking out the trash.

So, what can be done to reduce the danger and make trash removal safer? Start by controlling the hazards associated with these three simple areas: (more…)

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher: An Easy 4-Step Process

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Fire Prevention

Thankfully, most people haven’t had to contain a fire. But take a moment to think about how you would react during a fire emergency. Would you know what to do? Knowing how to operate a fire extinguisher could mean the difference between minor damage and a full-scale disaster at your business. (more…)

Common Data Threats and Vulnerabilities

This entry is part 5 of 25 in the series Data Security

When it comes to data security, a threat is any potential danger to information or systems. Threats could be an intruder network through a port on the firewall, a process accessing data in a way that violates the security policy, a tornado wiping out a facility, or an employee making an unintentional mistake that could expose confidential information or destroy a file’s integrity.

It’s critical for every business to understand their risk. An important step in data security is to identify potential threats, classify them by category, and evaluate the damage potential to the company. Use this checklist to understand common data threats and assess how they may affect your business: (more…)

Dealing with Intoxicated Patrons

Have you ever had a customer slurring their speech and asking for yet another drink? Perhaps a customer drinking and showing off, while being loud or obnoxious inside of your business? How about someone drinking excessive amounts of alcohol within a short period of time?

All these can be signs of intoxication. As a bar or restaurant owner, it may seem as though intoxicated customers just come with the line of business you are in. However, it’s how you deal with these intoxicated customers that can make all the difference.

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The Complete Guide to Managing Stress at Work

This entry is part 9 of 6 in the series Health & Wellness

With the demands of work and other priorities, wellness may take a back seat. However, simple mini-exercises and getting a good night’s sleep could be just what you need to reduce stress and clear your mind for a more productive day.

Exercising – An Effective Stress Management Technique

Wellness is very important to us at Society. Many departments have developed short workouts that they do at their desks every day. Try these exercises at your desk to get your blood flowing and muscles toned.

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Business Email Etiquette Basics

Emails are a convenient way to communicate, but sometimes email exchanges take place too quickly and can leave you second-guessing your message. Even worse, your message may be misinterpreted. The key is to make sure you are communicating effectively and professionally via email.

Follow these 6 email etiquette tips:

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New Year’s Resolutions: Tips and Traps

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Health & Wellness

Resolutions are often a big part of promising opportunities and exciting potential for the new year, but we know that tumbling off the resolution bandwagon is all too easy. Let’s examine some ideas for avoiding the classic resolution traps, and how to transform these ideas into tips for lasting success. (more…)