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Are Your Employees Ergonomically Prepared to Work from Home?

June 16, 2020

We’ve settled into a new normal. Because of the coronavirus, the country has been put on hold, closing restaurants and many retail stores and malls, implementing social distancing when out and strongly encouraging people to stay home. This means most workers have opened up their home offices, changing daily routines and structure, including how we work.


Water Damage: a Quiet, Slow and Expensive Claim

January 14, 2020
Water is quiet, slow, steady and can occur for a long period of time before you even know it’s happening. Because of this, it is also expensive to repair. Carpets, walls, ceilings, electrical and often the contents of the room will need to be replaced after a water loss.
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Did Everyone Take Their Vacation This Summer?

August 28, 2019

Vacations provide several benefits to both employees and employers. Employees come back from vacation refocused on the tasks at hand, while the employer benefits by having motivated and refreshed employees. Vacations are necessary for all parties involved.


Make Your Customers S.A.F.E.

January 3, 2019

Banks do an excellent job keeping their customers safe while on the bank’s premises. However, there has been a significant uptick in robberies of bank customers taking place after they leave the safety of the bank’s parking lot. Although you can’t control what happens beyond the premises of the bank, there are some safety tips to share with your customers to help keep them safe.

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Top Five “Safety Hot Spots” to Check at Your Bank

August 30, 2018

There’s no question that you face insurance risks that can’t often be seen. Cyber breaches, ransomware and employee dishonesty remain top concerns. However, some of the biggest, and often most avoidable, safety and security risks can be in plain sight. This article highlights the most frequent areas of concern that are discovered during a bank’s insurance risk management review. In addition, it addresses some of the maintenance and corrections that can be completed to help prevent accidents from occurring.

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Employment Practices Liability: Keeping Your Bank Protected

May 29, 2018

Community banks already have much to contend with in keeping up with building safety and security, phishing schemes, cyber issues and managing compliance standards. Improper and unpredictable employee behavior is an additional challenge that when not managed correctly, can cause issues in the bank that could harm employee productivity and could negatively impact the financials of the bank.

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It’s Time to Assess Your ATM’s Safety

February 12, 2018

ATM security has been in the news recently, so now is a good time to take stock of the security measures you have in place to protect the machine against fraud and theft, as well as protect customers who are using it. Whether your ATM is located inside or outside your bank, consider these safety measures for added protection.

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Robbery Prevention

November 7, 2017

There has been a significant increase in robberies of community banks in certain geographic locations. Some community banks are resorting to utilizing "controlled access" for customer entry into the bank. This article offers some suggestions on enhancing existing robbery policies and procedures. While you may not always be able to prevent a robbery, you can take steps to help make your bank less of a target and protect employees in the process, particularly when robbers are looking to use more aggressive tactics.

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Are You Ready to Put an Automated External Defibrillator in Your Bank?

July 24, 2017

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a medical device used to treat victims who experience sudden cardiac arrest. It is designed to detect an abnormal heart rhythm and, if needed, send an electric shock to the heart to correct that rhythm.

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Loss Prevention for Hurricanes

June 14, 2017

According to National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration the 2017 hurricane season is predicted to be more active than historical averages when it comes to named storms. They are predicting at least 11 named storms, including April's Tropical Storm Arlene.