Safety - Blog

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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By Staebler Insurance on Sep 21, 2017

As September draws to a close, the slight chill of the fall will soon be upon us. While some see the fall as the time to start winding down their home and lawn care routines, smart homeowners know it is the perfect opportunity to wrap up those few remaining projects and get the home ready for the winter months ahead. A little preparation in the fall can make a big difference a few months down the line when it's spring again! Trim up the trees With the leaves falling off and...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 31, 2017

It's back to school time again, an exciting period for both parents and children! With a new season of school beginning after a lengthy break, it's time to think about how your kids will be getting to school this year and how to keep them safe. Whether you plan on driving your kids to school yourself, sending them on a school bus, or having them walk, there are a few things you need to think about to keep them safe and on schedule! If you plan on driving your kids to school...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 24, 2017

There is nothing better for winding down the summer months than a good old fashion road trip. Whether you're going to hit the road with just your sweetheart at your side, a couple of friends, or if you're packing the whole family into the van, a road trip adventure can be an enjoyable and memorable way to explore the wonders of Canada and spend time with the people you love. But, before you start revving your engine, you need to get a few things in order. Road trips might be...

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