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The Distracted Driving Epidemic

By Gibson on Jun 24, 2020 10:45:00 AM

According to the National Safety Council, the use of a cell phone while driving causes an estimated 1.6 million accidents each year. In 2018 alone, 4,637 people died in a car accident due to cell phone use. 14% of fatal crashes involved cell phones. Distracted driving is an epidemic.

Starting July 1, 2020, there will be a new Indiana State Law for distracted driving. This bill will extend the 2011 ban of texting while driving to banning all physical use of a cell phone unless using hands-free technology. We encourage you to take a little extra time to consider the dangers of distracted driving and get to know the laws for distracted driving in your state.

Topics: Risk Management Personal Insurance & Risk Management
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Staying Safe In Cold Weather

By Gibson on Jan 22, 2020 6:30:00 AM

In this article originally published by Gibson's Loss Prevention Manager, Gary Clark, we explore best practices for staying safe during the cold winter months. With the cold weather, winter brings a slew of workplace safety hazards. From proper attire to snow removal and slippery surfaces, you should be thinking about how the cold weather impacts your employees. How can you protect them from the cold this winter?

Consider the following tips to keep your workforce prepared and protected:

Topics: Commercial Insurance Risk Management
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2020 Safety & Health Calendar

By Gibson on Jan 9, 2020 6:30:00 AM

Looking for ways to educate and engage your employees on safety & health topics throughout the year? Check out our 2020 Safety & Health Calendar.

Workplace safety and wellbeing should be a top priority for leadership and employees. But how can you keep your employees engaged all year long? For every organization the approach is different – you could have a safety committee, newsletters, monthly training sessions, and more. The 2020 Safety & Health Calendar is a valuable tool you can utilize to make your efforts more effective.

Topics: Commercial Insurance Risk Management Health Risk Management
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4 Ways To Have A Safe And Healthy Holiday Season in 2019

By Gibson on Dec 4, 2019 6:30:00 AM

The holiday season is upon us once more! 'Tis the season for family and giving, festive decorations, social gatherings and office parties, tasty sweets, family meals, shopping, and more.

With so many jolly activities to participate in, it's important to make sure you, your loved ones, and your organization are safe and healthy this holiday season. Consider the following resources to get you ready for the holidays!

Topics: Commercial Insurance Risk Management Health Risk Management Personal Insurance & Risk Management
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Life Happens...Who Is Depending On You? The Value Of Life Insurance

By Diana D'Angelo on Sep 25, 2019 10:15:00 AM

Life insurance is one of those necessary evils that many of us don’t like to think about. While you hope you never need it, the chances are at some point you will. Life insurance is a wonderful way to help protect your family’s financial future whether you have a spouse, kids, parents that depend on you for financial support, or just debt. Life insurance provides a tax-free benefit to fulfill your needs, and those of your family, should you pass away andcan help your family pay for, and pay off, expenses such as:

  • Funeral cost
  • Uncovered medical expenses
  • Mortgage
  • Loans and credit card debt
  • College funding
  • Retirement funding
  • Ongoing living expenses for your dependents
Topics: Risk Management Personal Insurance & Risk Management Commercial Risk Management Life Insurance
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National Preparedness Month: At Home And Work

By Shawna Neilson on Sep 4, 2019 6:30:00 AM

Prepared, Not Scared.

That is the theme for this year’s National Preparedness Month. Annually, FEMA and other government organizations dedicate the month of September to educating individuals, families, businesses, and communities on the importance of taking action to prepare for emergency situations.The weekly themes include:

  • Week 1 (Sept 1-7) - Save Early for Disaster Costs
  • Week 2 (Sept 8-14) - Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
  • Week 3 (Sept 15-21) - Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters
  • Week 4 (Sept 22-30) - Get Involved in Your Community's Preparedness

Though we hope you’ll consider disaster preparedness an important aspect of your risk management strategy all year long, this is a great time to check on your planning – both personally and in your organization. We’ve gathered a collection of resources to help you develop, implement, and test your emergency plans.

Topics: Risk Management Personal Insurance & Risk Management #DisasterReady
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School Transportation: How To Keep Students Safe

By Gibson on Aug 14, 2019 6:30:00 AM

The greatest risk students face is getting to and from school every day.

According to The “Relative Risks of Death in U.S. Schools” report, school transportation-related incidents are the leading cause of fatalities. This includes riding school transportation, being struck by a school bus or other school vehicle, or being killed by a non-school vehicle on school property.

Topics: Risk Management Schools
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Protecting Your Workers From Heat Illness

By Gibson on Jul 17, 2019 6:30:00 AM

Accidents are preventable, predictable, and unacceptable. Heat illnesses are no exception – they are preventable. It is your responsibility as an employer to provide a workplace safe from excessive heat, as well as appropriately train your employees on understanding heat illnesses and how they can be prevented. 

Topics: Commercial Insurance Risk Management Health Risk Management
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Ask The Advisor: Commercial Auto/Fleet Safety

By Gibson on Jul 10, 2019 6:30:00 AM

 

Chris Kidd, Client Executive and Risk Advisor  at Gibson, discusses how loosely monitored fleets can increase the frequency and severity of potential auto losses, resulting in significant liability claims. To hear what Chris has to say, check out the video below:

Topics: Risk Management Commercial Risk Management Risk Management Services Ask The Advisor

What's The Risk: 4th of July

By Gibson on Jul 3, 2019 6:30:00 AM

Celebrating one of the nation's most historical holidays can be festive, but has the potential for risk. So we bring you a look at the 4th of July by the numbers with interesting statistics and facts. As with any holiday celebration, have fun and stay safe!

Topics: Risk Management Claims Personal Insurance & Risk Management Commercial Risk Management WhatsTheRisk