Posts Tagged“safety”

You need to contact your insurance company very soon after experiencing a fire, flood, or other residential loss. It’s not just about speeding up the claim process or receiving a settlement sooner; more importantly, it may be your obligation under the policy to inform your insurer immediately after a loss. Focussing on the insurance claim process can feel like an overwhelming task after experiencing such a tragic loss. Use the resources available to you: Support from family and friends. They can help you get emergency essentials, look after the kids, provide clothes, and assist with filing your claim. A public…

If you have a young person who is a new driver, there is no doubt that you worry about her or him on the road. And this is with good reason because younger drivers tend to be less skilled. In addition they sometimes don’t act as responsibly as they should. Things like driving while distracted, or even driving while impaired are big issues with young people and keeping them focused on responsible driving can be very difficult. During the winter when weather conditions like fog, rain, snow, and ice create unsafe road conditions there is even greater concern for  make…

I was most excited last week when I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Richard Blech, the CEO of Secure Channels which is a group that works with businesses and individuals to increase their safety online. After having the conversation however I must say that I left the meeting far less excited, and significantly more paranoid than ever before. Cybercrime is big money and given that many areas of the internet are relatively un-policed, we are in a situation whereby just about anyone could have their personal information stolen from their devices. There are many ways in which cyber criminals…

If you are running a business then one area that you should pay particularly close attention to is recruitment. Not only is getting recruitment right the absolute key to ensuring that your business has the best possible staff, it is also vital when it comes to assembling the right team which can lead your company to great things. A key part of the recruitment process which so many business owners fail to do is check people before they hire them, and ensure that a thorough review is carried out on the recruit. Many companies offer this service and here is…

Have you ever received a traffic ticket? What if you’ve gotten more than one? What lesson or lessons do you think you should take from such an experience or experiences? For individuals who’ve received traffic tickets, many process them in a different way. Some people will look at the ticket as not that big of a deal. They will pay it off, and then go about their business as if nothing happened. For others, such an experience can be a wakeup call to focus more each time they get behind the wheel. With that in mind, will you learn from…

Interestingly, on days that elections take place, driving accidents go up as well. While some people think this is due to drink driving, with people either celebrating their victory or drowning their sorrows, the police have now confirmed that it is actually down to them being in a hurry to get to the polling stations. The Monday before the elections, which take place on Tuesdays, police ready themselves along each popular route, making sure that people are safe. Yet despite those preparations, there continues to be an 18% increase in the chance of death when driving. For Christopher Halajian, this…

  New York is a dream destination for many travelers. Whether you want to get lost in a crowd or whether you love the high-end museums and luxurious atmosphere, it is certainly at the top of your bucket list for a unique reason. However, New York City is a major city that generates a lot of foot traffic. It is too easy to get lost in the lux nature that you make mistakes that could cost you your safety, or limit your view. Right Out of The Gate When you fly into New York, chances are you’ll came into Newark…

May is National Water Safety Month! Swimming pools may seem like innocent fun, but they can be dangerous for little ones. Parents are often shocked to learn that drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children under age five. Thankfully drowning is preventable with a water safety plan that includes layers of protection such as adult supervision and pool fencing. As the industry leader in glass pool fencing, Aquaview merges safety with style. Check out their infographic below to learn the facts on child drowning and simple tips to keep your family safe this summer in their…

Do you have a teen itching to get their first-ever motorcycle? If the answer is yes, will you agree to their request? If yes, how important is it that they are the safest rider possible? For many parents, the idea of getting an older teen his or her first motorcycle can be a touchy subject. On one hand, having that first motorcycle gives them both independence and responsibility. On the flip side, you know all too well that one serious accident can change their life and your life forever. So, how to balance that delicate issue between fun and independence…