September is National Preparedness Month, this year's theme is
"Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love."
1. Make a Plan. With your family, plan out what you will all do & where you'll go during an emergency or disaster. Don't forget to include what you'll do with your pets while planning.
2. Build a Kit. Stock up on supplies that will last for a week or longer for everyone in your household. This includes food & water, but also things like flashlights, batteries, first aid kits, pet supplies, etc.
3. Prepare for Disasters. Be aware of what disasters could happen in your neighborhood & everyday emergencies like fires. Make sure you have insurance coverage in place!
4. Teach Youth About Preparedness. Talk to your kids about disasters & emergencies, how to stay calm, & what to do when faced with one.
For more information head to ready.gov
OSHA's Safe & Sound Week, August 9th-15th, 2021.
Every year more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job & 3.6 million employees are seriously injured wile at work. Safe & Sound Week promotes the importance of companies incorporating safety & health programs into their workplace, it also recognizes the successes of workplace health & safety programs & offers information & ideas on how to keep America's workers safe.
Head to osha.gov/safeandsoundweek for more information!
Insurance Nerd Day was created in 2016 by an insurance company as a way to dispel the the misconceptions that the insurance industry is boring & stagnant. To even get into the insurance industry there are strict educational requirements & bi-yearly educational class requirements to complete. It seems like there is always something new to learn in the industry!
Today is also to raise awareness about insurance in our daily lives. Often times insurance agents help people during some of the worst times in their lives. No one wants to have to have a situation arise where they need to use their insurance but we're here to help you navigate it when that happens. From the beginning of a quote, we want to ensure you have the right coverage & that you understand your coverage.
So what can you do today to celebrate Insurance Nerd Day?
July 11-17th is Operation Safe Driver Week. Law enforcement will be on the look out for drivers engaging in risky behavior in or around both commercial & personal motor vehicles. Speeding will be the main priority this year after an uptick in deaths in 2020 despite less travel due to the pandemic. The fatality rate in 2020 had a 24% increase over that of 2019, resulting in the highest death rate increase over the last 96 years! Law enforcement will also be targeting other dangerous habits like reckless or distracted driving, following too closely, improper lane change, not obeying traffic lights & stop signs, lack of seatbelt use, & impaired driving due to drugs or alcohol.
Make sure you're obeying the speed limit, wearing your seatbelt, & driving safely! Otherwise you may be on the other end of a traffic violation or citation, officers gave out over 71,000 warnings & citations during last years Operation Safe Driver Week.
For more information head to cvsa.org
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