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New England store owners lose billions of dollars annually in stolen merchandise. In Massachusetts alone, shrinkage due to shoplifting reached approximately one billion dollars last year. While the largest spike in shoplifting occurs during the holiday season, April is also a month in which shoplifting is more common, as youth are usually on spring break during this time.
The majority of shoplifting crimes are committed by people ages 35-54. However, approximately 25% of all shoplifters are under the age of 18. This means that your store needs to take extra precautions during the month of April, when teens are out of school and therefore have more opportunity to shop – and potentially shoplift.
If you want to protect your business from an increase in shoplifting, or if you’d like to work to eliminate instances of shoplifting, take a look at the following tips. These actionable pieces of advice can ensure that your business remains as profitable as possible this April and beyond.
Spring cleaning is a way to say goodbye to winter and ready yourself and your home for a new season of sunshine and warmth. It’s a time to clean out the old to make space for the new, and to reorganize your home to better serve your needs. However, in the process of cleaning, there are several hazards to be aware of. It’s important to follow some essential spring cleaning safety tips to ensure that your pursuit of a cleaner space is accident-free.
Check out these key spring cleaning safety tips for the info you need to spruce up your home without injury or damage.
Spring is nearly upon us and that means it’s time to get your home in shape for nice weather and even nicer activities. From prepping for a good outdoor barbecue, to ensuring your home’s air is clean and fresh, this spring home safety checklist has you covered. Plan a “spring cleaning” weekend and mark all these items off to ready your home for a fantastic spring season.
Snow is pretty to look at, but isn’t always very fun for your pet. Animals can struggle in winter to stay warm, healthy, and protected from the harsh winter elements. It’s important for all pet owners to keep certain precautions in mind to keep their pet safe from any accidents or illnesses.
These six essential winter pet safety tips will ensure your pet stays happy and healthy all throughout the chilly months. Implementing these tips will also give you peace of mind as you’ll know that your pet is protected, even in the heaviest of winter storms.
Winter brings a need for quality home maintenance. From frozen pipes to slippery walkways, snow-burdened trees to home fires, there are many things that can go wrong in winter. However, with a good checklist you can easily stay ahead of any damages or safety hazards.
Keep this list of indoor and outdoor maintenance tasks in mind throughout the winter season and set aside time each week to tackle some of these potential problem areas. You’ll thank yourself as you sail through winter and into spring without any mishaps.
There is no doubt that in the last year the security landscape has changed for New England businesses as well as businesses across the globe. 2020 brought with it an upheaval of long-held business practices, forcing many companies to rethink the way they operate in order to survive. Greater reliance on technology was the immediate and natural response, but this came with a series of security issues such as increased phishing and malware scams that threatened many companies.
This rise in cybersecurity threats has pushed security tech companies to devise new or evolved ways to combat cyber and physical security bad actors. As we enter 2021, there are several clear high-tech security trends that have emerged. Let’s take a look at a few of the major ones that are expected to radically change how businesses operate in the future.
Taking down holiday decorations is simply not as fun as putting them up and enjoying them all throughout the season. It is also more dangerous. Your home’s pathways may be covered in snow, ice, or rain water, making climbing a ladder hazardous. Your tree may have turned from lush and green to dry and brittle, creating a more serious fire hazard. You may wonder if it’s okay not to take your usual care in organizing and cleaning your decorations this year.
Upwards of 17,000 people are treated in hospital rooms each year for holiday decoration related injuries. This means that it is exceptionally important to take care when removing and/or disposing of your decorations. To ensure that you are kept safe throughout the process, observe the following safety measures. It may take some extra time, energy, and concentration, but it will be well worth it when you are enjoying a nice evening in your decoration-free living room rather than in an emergency room.
Wintertime brings the highest risk for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, which is the leading cause of poisoning deaths in the US. This “silent killer” poisons thousands of people per year, resulting in over 400 deaths on average. Those averages are higher between November and February, with peak CO risk occurring in December.
In wintertime people spend more time indoors, with the heat up and the windows and doors closed. This lack of ventilation allows for a greater risk of CO poisoning, as the invisible, odorless gas can build up in your home over time. Here’s what you need to know to keep your home free of CO buildup throughout the winter and all year long.
Over 150,000 car accidents occur in the US every year thanks to icy road conditions. This leads to nearly 2,000 fatalities. For New Englanders, winter driving can be even more dangerous. Snow and ice on the roads are commonplace for those in the northeast, which means drivers need to take extra precautions to stay safe on the roads during the winter.
Protect yourself during wintertime travel with these driving tips for cold-weather road conditions. A little proactive effort goes a long way to ensure you and your loved ones make it to your destination safely and with ease.