Peabody Insurance Blog


How Coronavirus Could Impact Your Business’s Insurance

Mar 18, 2020

Download Our COVID-19 Checklist HERE The new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to be a top-of-mind concern for organizations and individuals across the globe. As COVID-19 becomes increasingly widespread, it’s not only raising fears about the well-being of the general public, but it’s also disrupting business operations and creating insurance exposures. In fact, COVID-19 has already led to business interruptions, supply chain issues and significant liability concerns—all of which can open policyholders up to claims. As such, it’s important for companies to... Read more...

Driving Safely with Pets

Mar 18, 2020

There are a number of reasons why you may need to take your pet for a ride in your car. You could be going on vacation, taking the pet to the vet or simply going for a short ride to run errands. However, failing to take the proper precautions to secure pets during car rides can jeopardize the well-being of both animals and passengers alike. To ensure your pets are safe during car rides, keep in mind the following: Keep dogs and cats in carriers when possible. When pets are allowed to roam around a vehicle, they can distract drivers and potentially cause an accident. Carriers should have... Read more...

Protecting Workers From Coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020

What Is Coronavirus? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), coronavirus is a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Common signs of infection include headache, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Individuals who are elderly or pregnant, and anyone with preexisting medical conditions are at the greatest risk of becoming seriously ill from coronaviruses. How Does Coronavirus Sprea... Read more...

Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

Mar 18, 2020

Make a weekly meal plan. Before you go to the store, think about what meals and snacks you want for the week. Read recipes thoroughly so you can make an accurate list of everything you need, reducing the risk that you’ll have to run back to the store later in the week. Create a list—and stick to it. Make a detailed list of what you need to buy before you go to the store. When you get to the store, don’t buy anything besides what’s on the list. Plan where you’re going to shop. Many grocery stores run sales or offer coupons for various healthy fo... Read more...

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 diverts... 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...