Peabody Insurance Blog


Help Your Employees Fight Distracted Driving

Oct 29, 2019

Every business owner wants to see that employees get safely to the jobsite or that cargo or products are safely delivered to their customers. Every year, distracted driving becomes a bigger barrier in the way of that goal. The primary task of anyone behind the steering wheel of a car or truck is to safely control that vehicle on and off the highway. All too often we see a news report that starts with something like, “This morning’s fatal auto accident on the inbound expressway was caused when a distracted driver…” Driver distraction is anything that divert... Read more...

Avoid Winter Slip-ups

Oct 28, 2019

Injuries resulting from slips and falls can be devastating. And colder temperatures bring especially hazardous conditions. Prevention Education is essential in preventing winter weather-related injuries. Consider the following recommendations to prevent slip and fall injuries during the winter months: Wear the proper footwear that provides traction on snow and ice. Footwear should be made of anti-slip material; avoid plastic and leather-soled shoes or boots. Exercise caution when entering and exiting vehicles, and use the vehicle for balance and support. Try to walk onl... Read more...

Take Time for Chimney Maintenance

Oct 24, 2019

Lighting a fire on a cold, winter night is a wonderful way to stay warm and toasty. In spite of the ambiance and relaxation that a fireplace provides, there are also inherent fire dangers. To combat the risk of fire or inhalation of dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) gas, it is important for you to make chimney maintenance part of your home loss prevention plan.  Types of Chimneys There are two types of chimneys that require specific maintenance to minimize the dangers in your home. Fireplace inserts (hearth stoves)—Vent should be connected to the flue of the chimney. T... Read more...

2019 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards

Oct 24, 2019

The 2019 top 10 list of most frequently cited standards didn’t change significantly from 2018, with fall protection violations staying on top of the list. In fact, the only change is in the order two of the standards rank. Read below to learn more details on the top 10 most cited OSHA standards. Top 10 OSHA Violations Fall Protection (29 CFR 1926.501) Identifying fall hazards and finding the best way to protect workers should be your first step when improving safety in the workplace. Some potential solutions can include guardrails, safety nets and personal fall prot... Read more...

8 Items for Your Autumn Home Project List

Oct 03, 2019

Steps you take this fall to maintain your home can keep you warm this winter and protect your property from loss. As you take advantage of fall weather to work on projects around your home, pay special attention to these potential trouble spots: Clean out your gutters. Remove leaves and other debris from your gutters first by hand to get rid of the large particles, and then with a scraping tool and water hose before cold weather arrives. This helps to prevent overflows and ice damming. Ice dams are caused when snow melts on a heated part of the roof, then refreezes on a colder po... Read more...