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Blizzard in New England Preparedness Tips

Blizzard in BostonHere in New England, we never know when a storm is going to hit, especially since the weather can change rapidly this time of year. According to the Northeast States Emergency Consortium, there are three main types of winter storms – blizzards, ice storms, and Nor’easters. Risks include power outages, high winds that cause fallen trees, white-out conditions, coastal flooding, icy and dangerous conditions, and extreme cold.

The goal is to be ready for every situation long before any of these storms hit. Here are some common-sense tips that will help you prepare for those difficult winter storms.

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Winter Holidays Home Safety Tips

Big mug with hot tea and a candle, wool scarf, near cozy fireplace, in country houseBetween holiday decorating, hosting gatherings, entertaining visitors from out of town, and an increase in deliveries, there is a lot going on around the house during the holidays. Although these activities are fun, these distractions can cause security and safety risks that leave your home vulnerable.

This article will cover some tips that will ensure that your home is safe and secure though the holiday season.

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Restaurant Safety Tips for Winter

Dining out during the winter months is one of the joys of the season. Unfortunately, winter poses some safety challenges that need to be addressed to keep both diners and employees safe. Between cramped workspaces, open flames, packed dining rooms, and winter weather, there are some potential safety hazards to address.

These safety tips provide guidance for how restaurants can keep employees and customers safe during the winter months:

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Stay Safe While Traveling This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the biggest travel weekends of the year, and driving is typically the most popular method of travel. In 2021, AAA predicted 48.3 million people would travel by car over the holiday weekend. A year later, there are even fewer restrictions, and folks are even more eager to visit family and friends, so it’s safe to expect even more travelers on the nation’s highways.

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Blackouts Are a Risk This Winter – Is Your Business Ready?

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has resulted in Russia halting its pipeline gas supply to most of Europe, leaving a gap in the fuel supply. New England, which relies on liquified natural gas (LNG) for electricity, must now compete against European countries for fuel.

ISO New England Inc. advises that a prolonged cold spell this winter will put the region at risk for blackouts as the demand on the grid may be more than it can bear. ISO warns that these blackouts may be necessary to curb the supply and demand imbalance.

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Daylight Savings: Seasonal Safety Check-in

Daylight savings time comes around twice per year, making it a fantastic opportunity to do a seasonal safety check-in around your home. Massachusetts winters are notoriously cold, so it’s essential to prepare for inclement weather and the hazards that come with it. Keeping your home safe and stocked with emergency supplies will save you a last-minute trip to the store during poor weather. Use this seasonal safety checklist to prep your household for the coming months.

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Fall Home Security Checklist

Autumn brings shorter days, increased precipitation, and the start of storm season. This simple seasonal home security checklist will help you prepare for seasonal changes to keep you and your home safe and secure through the autumn months.

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Fourth of July Travel Safety Tips

It’s easy to get complacent about safety, especially when you’re on vacation and focused on fun and relaxation. Given that the Fourth of July weekend is statistically the most dangerous weekend of the year, it’s essential to take precautions to ensure you and your loved ones stay safe over the holiday. Traffic accidents, fire- and fireworks-related injuries, and swimming-related accidents are the top reasons individuals find themselves in the Emergency Room over the Fourth.

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How to Secure Your Home for Spring Break Travel

Spring break is a fantastic opportunity to relax and decompress after a busy winter, but it might be tough to unwind if you’re worried about the safety of your home. Research shows that burglars are three times less likely to break into a house with a security system in place. If you don’t already have a home surveillance system, install one before you leave.

Beyond surveillance, making your home appear lived-in is the best way to deter burglars when you’re out of town. Here are some simple home security travel tips for securing your home during spring break.

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Winter Safety: How to Fortify Your Business for Low Temperatures

Temperature fluctuations and extreme weather can affect your business in various ways. Slippery conditions can lead to slip and fall incidents, and inclement weather could prevent your employees or customers from reaching your premises. Extreme cold may cause power outages, burst pipes, and other maintenance issues that could affect your property and inventory. Here are our top winter safety tips for fortifying your business against the challenges brought on by low temperatures.

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