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Seven things to consider including in your company's social media policy

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Nov 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Social media has become an integral part of marketing businesses. It’s a way to connect and engage with your audience, while being a part of the conversation. It helps build community, brand awareness, and your reputation. While employees can be valuable online brand ambassadors, it’s important to provide social media guidelines for your employees.

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Dehumidifiers Still Causing Fires

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Oct 30, 2018 7:57:50 AM

Although the initial dehumidifier recall occurred in 2013 and a revamped list was released in 2016, many people are still just learning about these recalls. West Bend continues to receive fire and smoke damage claims due to dehumidifiers.

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What you need to know about commercial drone insurance

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Oct 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As drones become more commonplace in our airspace, and commercial and recreational use continues to grow, so, too, will the need for adequate insurance. Commercial insurance is typically required when an operator uses a drone for commercial purposes with the intent to make money (for example, construction, photography, or real estate operations). West Bend has recognized the need to stay on top of this new exposure and can now offer property and liability options for use of commercial drones. Coverage can be provided for those who use drones themselves, as well as for those who hire a drone service provider (DSP).

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Benefits of Equipment Breakdown Coverage for Dentists

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Oct 3, 2018 8:04:42 AM

West Bend’s TechAdvantage™ Equipment Breakdown Coverage includes all of the coverages, services, and benefits associated with traditional Equipment Breakdown products, along with a variety of new coverages designed to address today’s modern equipment risks.

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Four Tips for Hiring Seasonal Help

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Sep 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Fall is right around the corner. The holiday season isn’t far behind. Many organizations depend on seasonal workers to succeed during this time of year. But, finding the right candidate can be tricky, especially if it’s for a seasonal position. Here are a few tips to make the process a bit easier.

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How to Make a Difference in Your Community

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Sep 4, 2018 1:00:03 PM

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill

There truly is no better feeling than giving back. And if budgets are tight, here are some creative ways for you and your employees to give back without breaking the bank.


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How Safe Is Your Warehouse?

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Aug 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Warehouse operations are common with most manufacturing businesses, and present a wide variety of potential hazards for your employees and vendors. Generally, very little training is conducted to recognize these potential hazards. When we review our warehouse losses, we find the most frequent injuries and losses occur in the loading dock area, during forklift operations, and employee lifting and material handling.

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Is your dental practice prepared for a cyberattack or data breach?

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Aug 8, 2018 9:30:38 AM

Technology allows businesses to be agile, more efficient, and offer a better customer experience. In today’s digital and inter-connected world, businesses rely on data and networked computer systems. Medical facilities, like dental offices, have personal health and financial information making them targets for cybercrime and data breaches. Would you be prepared if your business experiences a breach? As we all know from the news, even large companies aren’t always ready to respond. Yet when a data breach or cyberattack occurs, time is of the essence.

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Tips to Prevent Dryer Fires in Your Business

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jul 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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If you search Google for ‘dryer fire business’, you’ll see news stories like these. Last month, in Petaluma, California, a fire that began in a clothes dryer caused $10,000 in damage at a uniform store. In February, a weekend fire that originated in a dryer caused extensive damage to a laundry business in Aberdeen, South Dakota. In 2014, a fire at an Australian day spa started when oily towels left in a hot dryer spontaneously combusted. More than 20 firefighters worked to contain the fire and the damage cost approximately $200,000. Here’s information on the safe storage and disposal of oily rags.

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How to Identify Heat-Related Illnesses

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jul 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were 8,081 heat-related deaths reported in the United States between 1999 and 2010. The underlying cause in 72% of these deaths was exposure to excessive heat, and heat was a contributing factor in the remaining 28% of deaths.

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