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Safety & Loss Prevention

Workplace Safety: This Is How to Keep Your Employees Safe

In 2019, there were more than 800,000 nonfatal injuries and illnesses in the workplace that caused US workers to miss at least one day of work. Not […]


Most Common Oil Rig Injuries

There were approximately 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries that occurred in 2019— many of which were oil rig injuries. Oil rigs are some of the most […]


A Business Owner’s Guide to Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

Even small businesses need to comply with OSHA regulations if they have one or more employees. OSHA — the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — falls under […]


5 Tips for Better Small Business Data Protection

Cyberattacks and data breaches are an unfortunate part of doing business.  It’s the nature of today’s business environment. It’s no secret that much of business is […]


How to Deal With Drugs in the Workplace

Did you know that half of the people who suffer from addiction in the U.S. are actively employed? You might have a specific image of […]


4 Tips on Improving Digital Document Security for Small Businesses

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically reshaped how companies function. More people are working from home than ever, and security has become […]


7 Ways That Business Owners Can Increase the Safety of Online Shopping

Are you launching an online shop soon? Having an online store means accessing the lucrative market it offers. But the best way to become a […]


5 Ways to Make Your Business More Secure

Did you know that almost 60% of cyberattacks take place against small businesses? It could be that small businesses don’t have the funding to purchase major security […]


How to Organize a Fire Drill at Work: The Ultimate Guide

Nobody ever expects a fire in their place of work; however, it is something that we all must equip ourselves for. We may view our […]


Protect Your Assets: 3 Tips for Avoiding Damaged Goods and Equipment

U.S.-based eCommerce companies made roughly $461 billion last year. If you run an online business, you know how hard it can be to manage all […]


The Ethical Hacker’s Guide to Avoiding a Cyber Security Breach

Cybercrime costs the global economy a staggering $2.9 million every minute, which adds up to about $1.5 trillion each year. No company is too large […]


4 Employee Health and Safety Tips for Business Owners

Do you take the health and safety of your employees seriously? If you don’t, or you do the bare minimum, you’re not just putting your […]


What Is Risk Management? A Simple Guide

No matter what size business operation you’re running, an element of risk is always at play. It doesn’t matter if you’re a mass-chain mega-store or […]


How to Take Care of Your Employees and Handle Hazardous Materials Properly

Do your company’s employees spend a lot of time working with hazardous materials? If so, you need to make sure that they stay safe at […]


Fleet Safety: 5 Effective Ways to Protect Your Drivers

The number one reason for most accidents involving large trucks is due to driver distraction and fatigue. Other factors include vehicle brake problems and traveling […]


How to Protect Company Data: The Only Guide You Need

No one is safe from a data breach. The average loss a company experienced in a data breach in 2019 is $8.19 million. Can your […]


What You Need to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

Almost 700 people died in slip and fall accidents within the span of a single year. These accidents are no joke! You could end up so badly […]


What Does Workers’ Comp Cover? What You Need to Know About Your Benefits

Have you been injured at work? It’s time to ask yourself, “What does workers’ comp cover?” There are things that workers comp will cover and […]


8 Effective Ways to Prevent Accidents at the Workplace

An accident is something that doesn’t happen on purpose. This means that it’s possible to avoid completely. It’s important to keep this in mind when […]


7 Must-Know Parking Lot Safety Tips to Keep Your Lot Safe 24/7

When you think about parking lot safety, what’s the first thing you think of? Do you think about keeping individuals safe as they walk to […]


7 Must-Know Jobsite Safety Tips You Have to Learn

There were nearly 3 million workplace injuries in 2018. The good news is that this number seems to be decreasing year after year. It also […]


Accidents at Work: This is What You Need to Do Right After an Injury

Once every seven seconds, a worker gets injured while on the job. No matter how careful employers are about creating and enforcing safety protocols, accidents […]


9 Safety Suggestions for a Manufacturing Workplace

Manufacturing facilities are the backbone of Corporate America. Without them, the world of consumers wouldn’t have the quantity and quality of products that it has. […]


Here’s What Your Pen-Testers Will Look For During Physical Pen-Testing

While there are plenty of reports telling businesses that three-quarters of them aren’t prepared for a cyberattack, there are even fewer talking about physical threats. […]


Everything You Need to Know About Preparing for Disasters

You never know when disaster’s going to strike. A hurricane might hit, an earthquake might occur, a terrorist might attack…heck, a zombie apocalypse could be […]


What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Slip and Fall Accidents

If you run a small business, you focus on a lot of different areas. Finance, marketing, sales. You may know exactly what to do in […]


9 Tips to Increase Your Building and Office Safety

Every month, about 543,000 small businesses open their doors for the first time. No matter what industry they’re in, they all share a common concern: […]


Shoplifting Prevention: 5 Tips to Keep Your Store Safe

Are you a business owner that’s concerned with shoplifting prevention? If not, you should be. Many people take the liberty of a “five-finger discount” — and […]


Workplace Injuries: Can I Get a Second Opinion from a Workers Comp Doctor?

If you’ve been hurt at work and your company’s doctor doesn’t seem to be looking at your case in the way they should, you may […]


4 Serious Consequences of Texting and Driving

According to experts, 9 people die every day due to distracted driving in the United States. Distracted drivers often tend to text and drive. We can […]


4 Shoplifter Prevention and Loss Prevention Strategies That Work

Owning a retail store can become incredibly frustrating when you realize your numbers aren’t adding up. After doing an inventory check and reviewing your sales numbers, […]


How Many Fire Extinguishers Do I Need in My Office?

The U.S. Fire Department responds to an average of 3,340 office fires per year. No matter how safe we try to be, it’s important to […]


Keep It On Lock: 7 Network Security Best Practices You Need to Know

On average, a website — even one with a lower amount of traffic — is subject to roughly 62 hacking attempts every single day.  If your […]


13 Famous Corporate Scandals That Everyone Should Remember

Did you hear about the 5,300 Wells Fargo employees who were fired for wrongly opening 1.5 million accounts? They would move customers’ money and information […]


5 Workplace Safety Ideas Every Business Owner Should Implement

Did you know every seven seconds a worker’s injured at their workplace? Are you wondering what workplace safety ideas to introduce to your team? Not […]


7 Reasons Why Your Business Facility Needs Barrier Gates Installed

Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration—better known as OSHA—penalizes more than 50,000 U.S. businesses after finding safety violations in their facilities. Each of these violations cost companies more than […]


Fire Prevention Planning: How to Fireproof Your Business Office

Every 24 seconds, a fire department somewhere in the United States responds to a fire. For business owners, a fire in their business office could […]


The Importance of Video Surveillance Equipment for Small Business

In 2018, the average shoplifting loss per incident was $559. You may have a well-staffed office, but do you have enough surveillance to prevent hundreds […]


9 Drug Test Facts Every Employer Must Know Before Testing Employees

If you run a business with employees, you know that drug testing is an important part of the screening process, but there’s also a lot […]


10 Incredibly Handy Marketing Alternatives For Firearm Retailers

Do you find it hard to gain customers as a firearms retailer? Before, getting people to buy guns was an easy task. Getting access to […]


8 Unsafe Work Practices That You Might Be Doing

From a bustling factory to a laid-back office, workplace safety should always be paramount.  Even if you’ve been in business for a long time, there […]


Safe Workplaces: 5 Insider Tips on How to Become an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

Employment of occupational health and safety specialists will rise 8% by 2026. With numbers like that, now is the ideal time to be entering the field. But how […]


Get a Power Boost: 10 Reasons You Need a Backup Power Supply for Your Business

Access to a power supply is essential for business. But scarily, you never know when disaster’s going to strike. Remember Hurricane Irma? 16 million people were […]


IT Disaster Recovery Strategy: 8 Steps to Protect Your IT Equipment

40% of small businesses risk being wiped out by natural disasters. Companies today have to contend with the idea of unexpected disasters that can put […]


What to Do When Work Is a Pain in the Back for Your Employees

Do your employees suffer from back pain at work on a regular basis? If so, it would be a good idea for you to try […]


Maybe You Should Take Back Your Keys: An Inside Look at Internal Theft

Did you know employee theft costs businesses $50 billion per year? Despite this, many businesses don’t have any systems in place to stop internal theft. […]


Ready for Anything: 7 Reasons Workplace Safety Training Is Important

Just how safe is your workplace? If there has never been a safety incident or accident at your workplace, it’s easy to wrongly assume there’s […]


What’s New in Small Business Security? 5 Trends You Need to Know Now

When you’re trying to protect your business for years to come, it’s important that you make your security matter.  There are several tips that you […]


Unlock The Key to Success: How to Run An Successful Locksmith Business

Over four million people lock themselves out of their cars each year. Even the most careful people sometimes get locked out of their homes and […]


Locked and Secured: 3 Security Interview Questions Every Business Should Ask

In the United States, about 1.1 million private security guards protect businesses, events, and individuals. These officers help keep malls, offices, and schools safe. Prioritizing the […]


Work With Peace of Mind: Tips for Maintaining Business Parking Lot Security

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately 10 percent of the property crimes that take place in the U.S. every year occur in business […]


Feeling Gassed About Gas? Here’s How to Save Money on Business Gas Expenses

Gas is a non-renewable resource – like your business expense funds. And like your business expenses, you want to cut down on your gas spending […]


Legal Talk: When Can an Employee Sue You for a Workplace Injury?

As an employer, your first priority is to provide a safe working environment. Still, there may come a time where you’ll have to deal with a […]


Cover Your Assets: How to Protect Your Assets When You Own a Business

Did you know roughly 20% of all small businesses shut down after their first year? Only half make it beyond the five-year mark. How can you […]


Don’t Panic! How to Protect Your Work Computer from Ransomware

Ransomware isn’t the problem it once was. Last year, we saw a 30% drop in ransomware attacks. It now accounts for less than five percent […]


Legal Talk: What to Do if Your Employee Gets Injured at Work

If you’re like most employers, you put a premium on workplace safety. You issue safety manuals and remind employees about following safe procedures. Yet, it’s […]


Do You Trust Your Workers? 8 Ways to Prevent Employee Theft

Employee theft may seem like a small scale issue, and it usually is. Some employees may steam small items like staplers or stacks of paper […]


Secure Your Business: 7 Tips for Preventing Break-Ins

Businesses of any size can experience a break-in, but they’re especially common among small businesses. In fact, nearly 9 percent of businesses experience a break-in […]


Workers’ Compensation Insurance: 10 Things Every Business Owner Must Know

There are over 30 million small businesses in the United States and millions more medium and large sized businesses. While different companies have different needs […]


5 Tips to Make Sure You’re Successful Starting a Security Company

In 2018, it’s estimated the security services industry made over 35 billion US dollars.  Upon hearing figures like that, you may have an interest in […]


Is It Worth Your Money? Our Quick Liberty Mutual Review

If you’re looking for a Liberty Mutual Review, you’ve come to the right place. Liberty Mutual is one of the top insurance companies around. From […]


Workplace Injury Prevention: How to Protect Your Business From Disaster

As a business owner, the last thing you want is for an employee to get hurt in the workplace. Workplace accidents can have big consequences […]


8 Telling Signs of a High Functioning Addict in the Workplace

One of your employees seems a little off. You have an inkling that they may be addicted to drugs or alcohol, but you don’t want to […]


Alcohol in the Workplace: How To Tell If an Employee Has a Drinking Problem

About 10% of full-time American workers also struggle with alcohol addiction.  That means one in every 10 people drinks alcohol heavily while working a full-time […]


7 Examples of When You Probably Need Commercial Auto Insurance

There are almost 300 million vehicles on American roads today. Many of those vehicles are cars that are used for personal purposes. A good portion […]


The Ultimate Guide to SR22 Auto Insurance

If you’ve heard of the term SR22, we’re guessing that your driving record is less than stellar.  As if auto insurance isn’t a big enough […]


Get Hip or Get Ripped Off: 10 Tips for Small Business Cyber Security

Is your small business as secure as it can be? A lot of business owners may not know the answer to this question. Others assume that […]


Business Cloning: How RFID Can Protect the Security of Your Business

For all the time and energy businesses focus on cybersecurity most have failed to make the connection to physical safety. Just as small business owners […]


How to Prevent Hacking in Your Business: 8 Tips That Will Save Your Livelihood

Brace yourself for some huge numbers! It’s estimated that cybercriminals will steal more than 33 billion records by 2023. This will be a 175% increase […]


Got Backup? How to Choose the Right Commercial Generator for Your Small Business

A commercial generator can be a lifesaver for a small business. Learn more about how to choose the best generator for your business with this […]


Stranger Danger: How to Improve Physical Security for Your Business

Do you know who has access to your business premises? Physical security is important to protect your staff and business. Here’s how to bolster your […]


Safety First: Top 7 Essential Tips for Improving Workplace Safety

A safe employee is a happy employee. This means your workplace should be safe. Read on to learn the top seven essential tips for improving […]


10 Expert Tips for Workplace Injury Prevention

Worried that your rate of employee accidents is too high? Check out these expert tips for workplace injury prevention and start to put things right. […]


5 Things Business Owners Need to Know About OSHA Rules and Regulations

If you own a business, you need to be aware of your responsibilities under OSHA. Here are 5 of the most important things you should […]


Construction Safety Standards: 5 Things to Know About Safety Footwear

If you have a construction business, are you following OSHA regulations for safety clothing? Check out this guide to the safety footwear standards. It could […]


Getting Ready for Fall: A Maintenance Checklist for Business Owners

If you own your business property, it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for fall. This maintenance checklist will help you get everything done. […]


Why Not Getting Flood Insurance is a Costly Mistake for Your Business

Why Business Flood Insurance is an Absolute Must Think your business doesn’t need flood insurance? Think again! Read on to learn why business flood insurance […]


Your Ultimate Guide to Work Safety: How to Identify Hazards in the Workplace

How to Identify Hazards in the Workplace It doesn’t matter where you work, there’s a hazard in your office. As a business owner or an […]


What Do I Need to Become Forklift Certified?

A forklift license is a must for any business operating forklifts. Check out this article to learn how your employees can become forklift certified in […]


5 Ways to Improve Your Small Business Office Security Systems After a Burglary

5 Ways to Improve Your Small Business Office Security After a Burglary A burglary is an awful invasion of privacy and can have far reaching […]


7 Generator Maintenance Tips to Keep Things Purring Along Smoothly

Having a generator to hand is critical for keeping your business ticking over during power outages. Make sure it doesn’t let you down when the […]


A Business Owner’s Guide to Creating a Safety Program

Safety should be your number one priority as a business leader, not just for your customers, but for your employees as well. In this guide, […]


Understanding 10 Common Problems (and Fixes) of Industrial Generators

This article is going to talk about some common problems that occur with industrial generators. We will also tell you how to fix those problems […]


7 Reasons Your Business Needs an Emergency Generator

Is your business prepared for the worst? Here are some reasons your business needs to invest in an emergency generator in case of a power […]


5 Critical Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Disaster Recovery Plan

You never know when an natural disaster or other emergency can strike. Is your business prepared? Here are five of the most important reasons why […]


10 Tips on How to Save Money on Utilities in the Office

If you own a small business, you know how important it is to cut expenses everywhere you can. Office buildings use a ton of energy, […]


The Complete Guide on How to Choose a Generator for Your Business

If the power goes out at your business, you’re likely to lose a lot of revenue and productivity from your employees. That’s why a backup […]


Should Security Guards Be Armed? Why You Need Armed Security

The safety and security of your business rests in the hands of your security guards and officers. But, should security guards be armed? Click here […]


What You Need to Know About Bail Bondsmen

There are a variety of reasons you may need a bail bondsman but it is important to understand what they are. Here is what you […]


5 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a Bail Bondsman

The work of a bail bondsman can be quite confusing if you’re not properly educated in the world of bail and bail bonds. Here are […]


8 Things to Know About Running Basic Background Checks on Employees

It’s always exciting to see your business grow as you hire new employees. To make sure you’re hiring the right people, here’s what you need […]


The 10 Biggest Network Security Threats to Small Businesses

If you’re a small business, one of the biggest threats to the survival of your company is cyber attacks. Here are the 10 biggest and […]


Important Steps You Should Take After a Slip and Fall Accident

If you’re ever involved in a slip and fall accident, follow these steps to see if you’re eligible for any compensation, Falling down and getting […]


Jobsite Theft Prevention: Tips to Protect Your Equipment from Theft

As much as we want to believe people are good and honorable, there are those out there who prey on construction sites for any possible […]


How to Become a Spy for the Government

Always dreamed of being a real life secret agent? Why not pursue the career you’ve always wanted? Learn how to become a spy professionally with […]


The 10 Most Reliable Lock Brands to Protect Your Office

Protecting your office building is important, so you need to make sure you have a trustworthy lock on your doors. Here are the 10 most […]


What Size Generator Do I Need for My Business?

If your power went out, would you be able to continue doing business? Get the answer to “what size generator do I need” in this […]


6 Essential Energy Saving Tips for Your Business

6 Essential Energy Saving Business Tips Heating and cooling account for a huge portion of your energy bill. But there are easy things you can […]


Why Your Small Business Should Provide Group Insurance Benefits

Why Companies Should Provide Group Insurance Benefits Besides showing that you care, providing health care to employees has other perks too. Learn why your small […]


An Employer’s Guide to Workplace Drug Testing

Suspect that drug use is minimizing your employees productivity? Workplace drug testing might be the answer. Read on for an employer’s guide to doing correctly. […]