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September 13, 2018

Help Minimize Flood Damage from Hurricanes and Storms

Each year flooding causes severe damage to many homes and businesses across the US. Just last year, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) said the US experienced a historic year of weather and climate damage.

Categories: Loss Prevention

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June 29, 2018

Tips to Help Throw a Safe 4th of July Company Party

Planning to celebrate America’s Independence with your coworkers this Fourth of July? While many companies are closed on the actual day – it’s a federal holiday – many employers still have a get-together the first week of July for their employees.

Categories: Loss Prevention

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June 28, 2018

National Insurance Awareness Day: Three Ways Your Small Business Can Celebrate

June 28 has been designated as “National Insurance Awareness Day.” Although the origin of this designation is unknown, it is observed each year on this day to serve as a reminder to review your insurance policies and make sure your small business has the coverage it needs.

Categories: Workers' Compensation , Loss Prevention , Cyber Liability , Industry News , infographic , Risk Management

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June 12, 2018

June is National Safety Month: Tips to Help Avoid Workplace Accidents and Injuries

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable injuries and deaths in the workplace, at home, and on the road by focusing on promoting safety through education, training, and providing a wealth of information resources. As part of this mission, the NSC has designated the month of June as “National Safety Month” to bring awareness to the importance of safety.

AmTrust supports the NSC’s mission of promoting a safer workplace and as such, we have provided some safety tips for helping prevent accidents or injuries in the workplace.

Categories: Workers' Compensation , Loss Prevention , AmTrust News , Risk Management

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June 4, 2018

Summer Emergency Preparedness for Your Small Business Location

Mother Nature can wreak havoc on your commercial property. Heavy rain and high winds can severely damage or destroy your roof, gutters, roof-mounted equipment, exterior signage and other objects kept outside like display racks or trash cans. Being proactive with your summer emergency preparedness is a key to helping to avoid, or at the very least, reduce the amount of loss suffered to your commercial property during severe weather. 

Categories: Loss Prevention , Coverages , AmTrust News , Risk Management

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May 31, 2018

May is Building Safety Month: Tips & Best Practices for Compliance

Have you ever wondered if your building or small business “is up to code”? What does this mean?

Standards and codes are used by many U.S. communities, as well as many global markets, for safety and to help reduce property losses. These include International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), local, county, state, insurance underwriting guidelines, and/or other codes that may be applicable in different jurisdictions.

Categories: Loss Prevention , AmTrust News , infographic , Risk Management

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