Fred Meyer & Sons Insurance
Your Place for Insurance Resources
Protection doesn't simply meaning having the right insurance coverage. To keep yourself, your family, and the things you care about truly protected, it is important to stay knowledgeable and safe. That's why, in order to provide the best service to our clients, we wanted to share the following resources we've found from various carriers and other sources.
Developing an Emergency Preparedness Plan
Bon Voyage: 4 keys to staying safe during vacation season
Up in Smoke: Ecigarette Risks
Halloween Safety Tips
Fire Prevention Week 2016
20 safest airlines to fly with in 2018
20 car crash tips and things you should know after an accident
Top 5 mobile device threats & how to prevent them
The future of cyber claims
4 Most Common Business Fraud Schemes
5 Reasons why Auto Accidents are on the Rise
Ultimate Guide to Teen Driving Safety
Teen Driver Car Maintenance Checklist
Teenage Garage & Parking Safety
Homeowners Guide to Driving Safety
Driving at Night - What to Look Out For
Legal Consequences of Bad Driving
15 New Vehicles You Should Avoid
10 People Die Every Day During Summer From Crashes Involving Teen Drivers
10 Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure in 2016
The Link Between Marijuana and Fatal Crashes
Vehicle crashes and opioid overdoses drive accidental injury to No. 3 cause of death
8 ways to save money on your car insurance this spring
The invisible killer: Carbon monoxide safety tips for your home and car
11 ways cars will be smarter in 2018
Consumer Reports reveals 10 best cars for 2018
Insurance Research Council: Rate of Uninsured Motorists Rising Nationwide
Nine Tips for Staying Safe on a Motorcycle
Water Damage, Floods, and Hurricanes
Hurricane Evacuation Checklist
FEMA's Hurrican Toolkit
Hurricane Preparedness for Business
Preventing Water Damage
Water Damage Protection After a Sewer Drain or Pump Loss
6.8 Million Homes at Risk for Hurricane Storm Surge
Protecting your home from water damage
"North Point Council gets guidance on flood insurance woes"
Preparing before a flood
What to do during a flood
What to do immediately following a flood
Hurricane preparedness tips for boaters
Rankings on residential building codes for the 18 most hurricane prone states
The importance of sewer and drain endorsements
15 Ways to Prevent Homeowners Insurance Claims
9 Vital Homeowner Maintenance Tips To Prevent Costly Damage and Losses
Modern Homes' Fast Fires* (Aug 2016)
Warning Signs of Building Foundation Problems
Grilling safety & homeowners insurance basics
The dangers of freezing water & boilers
7 parts of your home to check for winter weather damage
Top 10 states for dog-related injury claims
Top 10 most common medical conditions for cats
Protecting your property from earthquakes
Soft Targets for Summer Thieves
Terrorism risk insurance: Trends, take-up & pricing
Super Bowl short-term home rentals & insurance coverage
How does insurance cover mass shooting events?
Safeguard Your Health
Ergonomics - Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at work, such as lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively. Exposure to these known risk factors for MSDs increases a worker's risk of injury.
Work-related MSDs can be prevented. Ergonomics --- fitting a job to a person --- helps lessen muscle fatigue, increases productivity and reduces the number and severity of work-related MSDs.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their workers. In the workplace, the number and severity of MSDs resulting from physical overexertion, and their associated costs, can be substantially reduced by applying ergonomic principals.
Encourage Early Reporting of MSD Symptoms
Implement Solutions to Control Hazards
An ergonomic process uses the principles of an injury and illness prevention program to address MSD hazards. Such a process should be viewed as an ongoing function that is incorporated into the daily operations, rather than as an individual project.
PPE: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
When hazards cannot be eliminated to decrease employee exposure, personal protective equipment reduces an employer's liability risk and financial costs by protecting workers from injury.
OSHA estimates that for every $1 an employer spends on PPE, he or she receives a $4 return on that investment through reduced injury costs and improved employee productivity.
Click HERE to download the Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes Infographic seen to the right.
Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat can also increase the risk of injuries in workers as it may result in sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and dizziness. Burns may also occur as a result of accidental contact with hot surfaces or steam.
Workers at risk of heat stress include outdoor workers and workers in hot environments such as firefighters, bakery workers, farmers, construction workers, miners, boiler room workers, factory workers, and others. Workers at greater risk of heat stress include those who are 65 years of age or older, are overweight, have heart disease or high blood pressure, or take medications that may be affected by extreme heat.
Prevention of heat stress in workers is important. Employers should provide training to workers so they understand what heat stress is, how it affects their health and safety, and how it can be prevented.
Click HERE to download the Heat Stress Graphic to the left.