Safety - Blog

By Staebler Insurance on Sep 20, 2018

When considering home security, windows are an obvious weak point. While it is true that these large panes of breakable glass can quickly become a liability when your home is cased by a thief, you don’t have to take it lying down! We’re going to go over the most common windows targeted by burglars and what you can do to make them less appealing options. Basement Windows Basement windows are a tempting entry point for a thief. They’re easy to reach, provide access to a room...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 23, 2018

Riding a motorcycle is a liberating experience, but it's also a risky one. With warm summer days, you feel the urge to head out on the highway. But even for experienced riders, it's important to remember the basics. Safety on the road doesn't just help protect your body, it can also help protect your wallet by keeping your insurance rates low. So keep the following tips in mind as you prepare to head out on the open road. The clothes make the rider With nothing...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jun 26, 2018

With the warm weather here and summer just around the corner, your kids are probably eager to get out there and hit the road on their bikes!  That's fantastic! Bike riding can be a fun and healthy way to enjoy the good weather. But, it's not without its risks! Accidents can and do happen. If your kids are going to be out there on two wheels, you need to make sure they're probably equipped to minimize their chances of injury. Helmet safety Selecting...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 20, 2018

If You're Going to Spark, You Need to Park Originally published in Staebler's Spring 2018 Commercial Newsletter — Several provinces have been tabling legislation to address the legalization of marijuana. While some provinces are farther along than others, all will soon have it in some form.   In Quebec there is zero tolerance for drivers and police officers will be able to ask for a saliva sample if they suspect someone is driving while high....

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 13, 2018

They say nothing gold can stay, and isn't that the truth. While we might be used to keeping an eye on the expiry date for our groceries, or swapping out the batteries on our fire alarms, there are plenty of other common house hold items that can go bad on you without you realizing it.  Let's take a quick trip through the average home and check out a few of the most likely offenders. In the closet :  Fire extinguishers : Make a point of checking...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 21, 2017

As the first day of winter hits us with a snowfall, we need to take a few extra precautions when we head out on the road. You may be an excellent driver with an impeccable record, but all it takes is one icy slick patch or moment of distraction to turn an ordinary commute into a disaster during the winter. The best way to keep yourself safe driving during the winter is to think ahead and stay aware of the potential dangers around you. Plan Ahead and Leave Early...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 5, 2017

When it comes to the holidays, we all want to do our best for our family, friends, and loved ones. We want to give them gifts that show we care, items that we know they'll enjoy, something they'll appreciate long after the holidays are over.                               That's a pretty tall order. Personally, I'm just going to settle for something I know isn't going to send them to the hospital this year....

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 28, 2017

As the fall season completely settles into Ontario, temperatures will continue to dip. With the nights getting longer and chillier, many of us will be turning to electric space heaters and blankets to stay cozy and ensure a good night's sleep. While there are few things nicer that snuggling up under a heated blanket on a cold night, we can't forget though that space heaters and electric blankets can represent a real safety hazard. According to the NFPA , heating equipment...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 8, 2017

It wasn't long ago that the idea of "cyber crime” would have been a punchline on a late night talk show, or a plot point in The Matrix , but if the past year of high profile hacks and cyberattacks have taught us anything, it's that the world has changed. From monolithic corporations like Sony, to random Facebook users posting updates about their day, it seems nobody is safe from the slimy tendrils of cybercrime anymore. Unfortunately, that includes your business. If you collect...

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By Staebler Insurance on Oct 18, 2017

Sometimes you just need to break loose and do something wild to feel like you're really living. Maybe that means jumping out of a plane. Or maybe diving deep beneath the waves and exploring an underwater wreck. Whatever your flavour of thrill, you don't mind taking on some risk to feel a rush. Chase your bliss, but just because you're after a thrill you don't need to be reckless about it! If you plan on participating in an extreme sport or activity, you need to...

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