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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 13 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 3 of 22 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 5 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 of 5 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…)

Tips for Staying Fit & Active in Winter

This entry is part 7 of 5 in the series Health & Wellness

Welcome 2018! Who has made a New Year’s Resolution? I know I have – and some are harder to keep than others.

Popular resolutions tend to focus on getting in shape, losing weight and eating healthier. While a promise to yourself to follow through on your resolution is important, use these tips to kick-start the new year with a plan to stay active during the chilly winter months: (more…)

Holiday Safety Tips

As the cold weather moves in and the holiday season begins, it is time to bring out the lights and decorations to help celebrate the season. This is a time of excitement, so it can be easy to overlook the potential hazards of lights and decorations. The main areas of concern are fire and electric shock hazards from holiday lighting, and falls from ladders when putting up the decorations. Follow these tips to keep everyone safe this holiday season. (more…)

Learning How to Delegate

While delegation comes naturally for some of us, others may struggle with it. Delegation is assigning responsibility to others and can consist of breaking up a large project into smaller tasks. If you manage a team or are a leader in your area, it is likely that you already delegate tasks. Some tasks may be large and some may be small, but delegating tasks of all sizes takes practice. (more…)