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Nature's stimulus package

June 20, 2012

Recently, western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming were hit with a significant storm leaving behind a wake of destruction. A coworker jokingly called the storm "Nature's stimulus package", an interesting perspective to say the least.

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Storm Map of US

January 2012

2011 Storm Map

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OSHA Bolsters Whistleblower Program to Ensure Protections

November 7, 2011

OSHA recently announced an initiative to strengthen the Whistleblower Protection Program, which protects workers’ rights provided under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) to report safety issues and work-related injury or illness without fear of retaliation.

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Avoid On-the-Job Accidents

November 4, 2011

Your job is an unpredictable one and hazardous conditions could arise in a variety of situations, especially considering the customers you encounter throughout the day. However, on-the-job accidents can be avoided by focusing on safe practices and taking necessary precautions.

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Small Business Cyber Security Important

November 4, 2011

A study conducted by the Small Business Authority reported that only 27 percent of small business owners have used a third party to check the security of their network and only 39 percent have data backed up in more than one location.

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Prevent Broken Pipes

November 1, 2011

There are some instances that are real homeowner nightmares – one of the most common, messiest and costly to fix is when a frozen pipe bursts. Water from a burst pipe can cause damage to carpeting, short out electrical appliances and ruin furniture. Yet, there are several products on the market that offer homeowners some security against these nightmares, and are often far less costly than frozen pipe damage.

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CO: The Silent Killer

November 1, 2011

Carbon monoxide (CO) is considered the “silent killer” because it is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes, and it can kill you before you are aware it is in your home. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. At higher levels, the effects are potentially fatal. Practicing prevention keeps CO at bay.

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Winter Weather Preparation

October 4, 2011

Ice, snow and wind can have devastating consequences on your home. The time to winterize is when the leaves begin to turn and not when the snow begins to fall. Homeowners should take the following precautions: Maintain Gutters Remove leaves, acorns, sticks and other debris from gutters so melting snow and ice can flow freely. This can prevent "ice damming"–a condition

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Winterizing Your Car

September 27, 2011

The winter may be hard on you: Dry skin, brittle hair and an increased risk of colds and the flu. It is also hard on your vehicle. Take the necessary steps to protect your car against the cold to ensure that it will last the entire season long!

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Before the Snow Flies

September 22, 2011

Prepare Your Home for Frigid Temperatures As the weather starts to cool in the autumn months, many homeowners tackle winterizing projects to ensure that their homes are weather-ready for cooler temperatures. The best way to undertake these projects is to start by taking a walk around your home and assessing what needs to get done. Consider inspecting the following areas:

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