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Safety harnesses protect more than just your pet

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Safety harnesses protect more than just your pet

Like a lot of dogs, our dog, Bowie, enjoys car rides because he knows they ultimately end up in a trip to the dog park, a visit with family and friends (where he’ll get lots of attention), or an adventure like our city’s annual Running of the Wieners race. Bowie is a mini-dachshund, but his personality is anything but miniature. His intense joy about car rides was a little much at times, especially if you were the only person in the car with him. …read more

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Properly installed safety seat can save a life

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Properly installed safety seat can save a life

One of the most important pieces of safety equipment a new parent can have is a child car seat. Just having a child car seat, however, is not enough. To truly receive the benefits the seat can provide, it must be properly installed. …read more

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Heat stress: Don’t underestimate the danger

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Heat stress: Don't underestimate the danger

Heat is a leading weather-related killer, according to the National Weather Service, and Heat Awareness Day on May 23 is a good opportunity to think about strategies to avoid heat-related illnesses. Extremely hot and humid weather makes it difficult for the body to regulate itself, and those who expect to be outdoors for personal or business activities should take precautions to avoid heat stress. Heat-related illnesses can range from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which is a serious health emergency. …read more

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When insurance is in your blood

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When insurance is in your blood

The insurance industry is growing and has a high need for talented professionals with a variety of training and skills. Recruiters are asking job seekers “where do you fit in?” In this series, Cincinnati Insurance associates describe their own career journeys. …read more

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Secure your boat, belongings before heading out

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Secure your boat, belongings before heading out

The first boating trip of the season is exciting for a boat lover. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and every inch of the watercraft has been cleaned and detailed. To keep your voyage pleasant, pay attention to security details all year long. …read more

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As temps go up, motorcycles come out

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As temps go up, motorcycles come out

Motorcycles made up just 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States in 2011, but motorcyclists were 30 times more likely than private passenger occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash and five times more likely to be injured, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency observes Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May and offers safety tips for motorcyclists and drivers. Speed was a factor in 35 percent of the motorcycle accidents that resulted in death. …read more

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OSHA promotes safety ‘stand-down’ to prevent construction falls

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OSHA promotes safety ‘stand-down' to prevent construction falls

Falls from heights continue to be a leading cause of death among construction workers, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). …read more

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Don’t wait for hot weather to service AC

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The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system that brought your business through one of the harshest winters on record also will be required to operate reliably during the upcoming summer cooling season. Consider calling your service firm to arrange service and inspection of your HVAC equipment before the summer heat arrives. In my days as a boiler inspector, owners of older boilers would frequently ask: …read more

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Choosing an insurance company

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Choosing an insurance company

While all companies should treat their customers fairly, honestly and ethically, it is especially important for an insurance company. You receive a promise for all your premium dollars, and you want to be sure the company you choose will fulfill that promise when the time comes. How do you know if your insurance company has integrity and follows ethical principles? …read more

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