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June is National Safety Month

Created by the National Security Council (NSC), this annual campaign observed each June, focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death in our homes, workplaces, and communities, as well as on the roads.

Each year, four relevant safety topics are selected and one is highlighted each week of the month. This year’s topics include emergency preparedness, wellness, falls, and driving. These tip sheets provide great information on each of the weekly focuses.

Week 1: Emergency Preparedness – Prepare for the Unexpected

Week 2: Wellness – Prioritize Your Wellness

Week 3: Falls – Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

Week 4: Driving – Always Drive Safe

NSC encourages everyone to identify and implement at least one change that improves safety this June. Here are their simple suggestions related to each of the weekly topics. If you’re already doing these things, try to come up with something that’s new for you.

Click here for more resources, including related articles, special offers, and family activity sheets.

SummerRecreation

West Bend is an expert at insuring outdoor and leisure activities

Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, kicking off peak season for campgrounds, boat rentals, climbing walls, and many other outdoor adventure businesses. If you own or operate one of these businesses, you’re no doubt busy providing your customers with the best experience possible. Your ability to do this will make your business thrive, but it’s also important to ensure you’re protected in case something unexpected happens.

We can do that so you can focus on helping your customers make memories! We specialize in serving the insurance needs of all types of sporting, outdoor, and leisure-oriented businesses across the Midwest.

We understand your business has unique needs and that no one situation or entity is exactly like another. We'll work closely with you to understand those needs and to develop a customized insurance program that’s right for your business. In addition to the specialized coverage program you need, you’ll get suggestions for loss improvement, competitive pricing, and claims support from representatives with expertise in outdoor and leisure-oriented businesses.

Click here to learn more about our coverage offerings or talk to a West Bend independent insurance agent.

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Boating Safety

It’s boating season across the U.S. and many water enthusiasts are out fishing, skiing, and enjoying the summer on the water. An estimated 74 million Americans engage in recreational boating activities each year. Unfortunately, these enjoyable activities result in many injuries, and even deaths. According to a recent report from the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2017 they counted 4,291 accidents that involved 658 deaths, 2,629 injuries, and approximately $46 million of property damage.

Many of these accidents were preventable. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the four leading causes of accidents are operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness, and speeding. They’ve shared these basic tips to help keep boaters safe.

To learn more about boating safety, visit discoverboating.com. There you’ll find information on life jackets, boating education courses, boating with kids, boating with pets, as well as more tips, a boating safety quiz, and pre-departure and semi-annual maintenance checklists.

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