Category: Prevention

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Preparing your home for winter is an important annual ritual for homeowners. For instance, did you know that adding insulation in your attic before winter arrives can help prevent ice dams this winter? And do not forget that tuning up your heating system now can help prevent more costly emergency repairs at the height of a storm,

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5 Safety Tips to Prepare Your Business For Winter

Winter is upon us, and along with the cold temperatures, the snow and ice pose inherent risks to many businesses in the Western New York Area.  But there are steps you can take to address winter safety which can help keep your business and your employees safe and well. Follow these winter safety tips to

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What is Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

We’ve all heard stories surrounding an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist. A family is burdened with horrific medical bills because of an accident with a drunk driver who couldn’t afford insurance due to his bad driving record. A child walking to school faces a lifetime of difficulty after being struck by a texting

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Prepare for Winter Water Damage With Water Backup Coverage

With the outside temperatures fluctuating and the inevitable snow melt, you should be concerned about excess water in your basement or the lower level of your home.   Water damage/freezing is one of the most common homeowners insurance losses.  So to keep your home safe, we recommend purchasing this optional water backup coverage (sump pump discharge/overflow

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8 Steps to Improve Worksite Safety

Focusing on health and worksite safety is a win-win for both employees and employers. With the right procedures and steps put into place, organizations can reduce their worksite accidents significantly and go years at a time without an incident. Small steps can lead a to big improvement in worksite safety. So how do you start

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7 Key Areas of Personal Protective Equipment Needed for Welders

While modern technology has made large strides with the use of robotic welding, robots can’t do it all – so steps need to be taken to protect a welder and help remove the risks they will encounter throughout their workday. The safety professionals at OSEA provide the advice of removing workplace hazards through engineering controls

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Keeping a Safe Work Environment with Proper Hazard Communications

What is Hazard Communication (HazCom)? Hazard Communication (HazCom) is all about identifying chemical hazards in the workplace and communicating these hazards to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.  This has been a hot topic in safety since 2012, when OSHA updated its standard to align with the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and

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Is Your Boat Ready For Launch?

If you love the water, few things are better than boating season.  Summer just wouldn’t be summer without spending those long, hot days on Lake Erie or cruising down the Canal. With the turn in the weather, boating season in Buffalo and Rochester has finally begun! At Walsh Duffield, we want to ensure you’re boat

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4 Tips for Homeowners Insurance Inventory (And Downloadable Checklist!)

When fire, burglary, or other disaster strikes your home, you want to begin the recovery process as soon as possible. However, before you can file your homeowners insurance claim, you must fully document all of your damaged belongings. That’s where a homeowners insurance inventory list comes in handy. If you are like most people, you

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Driver Safety

Online safe driving courses are available to help you save on your car insurance from the comfort of your own home.  By completing a 6 hour course at your own pace, you can save up to 10% for 3 years on your auto insurance. www.wnydriversafety.com www.newyorksafetycouncil.com For AARP members: www.aarpdriversafety.org Send certificates of completion to:

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