Cyber Security Tips for Holiday Shopping Online

Consider this scenario: you’re at home listening to holiday music, drinking a cup of hot chocolate, and wrapping presents when it suddenly hits you: you forgot a gift for someone on your list! Instead of venturing out to an overcrowded shopping center, it’s often easier to stay in the comfort of your own home and complete your holiday shopping online. Throw in expedited shipping, and purchasing gifts online can be quick and convenient. However, online shopping can also pose some risks. If you’re planning on doing some online shopping, keep the following tips in mind to help keep your personal and financial information secure:
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Hosting a Party? Be Aware of Your State’s Social Host Liability Statutes

Holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Eve, and the Fourth of July are good days to keep social host liability in mind. Social host liability refers to the liability of an individual who provides alcohol to someone without selling it to them. For instance, if you’re hosting a party at your house and a guest becomes intoxicated and gets into an accident as a result of their intoxication, a person injured in this accident may try to assert a claim against you, the furnisher of the alcohol.
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If Someone Slips on an Icy Sidewalk in Front of My Home or My Business, Am I Liable?

This winter, it’s important to shovel and salt your sidewalk to make sure you don’t fall into a lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances, you could be held liable if someone slips and falls on snow or ice in front of your home or your business.
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Avoiding/Minimizing Moose-Related Crashes

In the state of Alaska, cars and moose can be a fatal combination. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates an average of 800 moose-related accidents each year on Alaskan roads and highways – the highest in North America. The good news is that there are steps you can take to help avoid these types of collisions.
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Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

Slips, trips, and falls are leading causes of workplace accidents and can result in back injuries, strains, sprains, contusions, and fractures. Furthermore, falling from even a short distance can have fatal consequences. The good news is that many of these accidents can be avoided. Here are ten tips to help you prevent slips, trips, and falls at your business:
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Winter Driving Tips

With colder weather approaching, homeowners may be considering using supplementary heating sources, such as space heaters, woodstoves, and fireplaces, to offset heating bills. These alternative heating sources, if not used properly, can contribute to an increased risk of fire, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Here are some tips for safely using supplemental heating.
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