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Keep your holiday tree safe and bright

Beautiful, twinkling lights and the pine scent of a real holiday tree can be part of a cherished tradition that makes the season bright and festive for many. However, all too easily, the tree that may be decorating your living room can turn into a fire hazard that threatens your family and home. To prevent fresh-cut trees from becoming dry and easily combustible, it is essential to keep them well watered. Check out the video from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, Third edition 2017

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Beyond property: What you need to know about EBI

Many business owners make assumptions about what is included under their property policy. Property policies are designed to cover damage to equipment caused by external means; however, in the case of an internal malfunction, are you covered? Equipment breakdown insurance (EBI) may be critical. Forms of policies EBI is formerly known as “boiler and machinery” insurance. This coverage is provided in two forms of policies: Standalone EBI policy Combined property/EBI policy or EBI cover

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, Second Edition 2017

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, First Edition 2017

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, Third Edition 2016

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, Second Edition 2016

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Taking a closer look when lightning strikes

According to the National Lightning Safety Institute, it is not uncommon for lightning to strike a vehicle, moving or parked. The effects of the strike vary from vehicle to vehicle depending on the circumstances related to the storm and vehicle type. For insurance adjusters, it is easy enough to determine that major visible damage to the vehicle – such as large burn marks in the paint, shattered windows or blown tires – was, more likely than not, caused by a major lightning strike.  In o

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, First Edition 2016

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, Third Edition 2015

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Unlocking the mystery of vehicle theft

A tool used within a lock keyway to enable theft leaves an imprint of its actions; microscopic examination by a forensic locksmith can help identify what these imprints mean. According to the Insurance Information Institute, a motor vehicle was stolen in the U.S. every 45 seconds in 2013. These thefts account for more than $4.1 billion dollars. However, not all of these reported thefts were actually committed by a person not known to the owner. The first person law enforcement generally ha

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, Second Edition 2015

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Social media investigations – Through the looking glass?

Perhaps you’ve heard…what happens in Vegas, stays on Facebook! Does anyone remember what the internet was like before Facebook arrived in 2004? The creators of Facebook have stated that their goal was to create a richer, faster way for people to share information about the daily activities of their lives and what was happening around them. It didn’t take long for the concept to catch on because by December that first year, one million people had created their Facebook page. In just fiv

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E-cigarettes: Emerging fire hazard?

As employers and individuals look for alternatives to smoking tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes is on the rise. Unified Investigations & Sciences, part of Sedgwick’s family of companies, recently took a closer look at the emerging risks associated with these devices. Fires caused by malfunctioning e-cigarettes are on the rise By now, most people are familiar with electronic cigarettes, or e-cig. This rapidly advancing technology first came from an invention in China in 2003 by Hon Lik. Th

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New OSHA reporting requirements take effect Jan 1, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor announced revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s recordkeeping rule, including an expansion of the list of severe work-related injuries that employers must report to OSHA beginning Jan 1, 2015.

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