Safety - Blog

By Staebler Insurance on Feb 11, 2020

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...

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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 5, 2020

Great, you’ve done the responsible thing and you’ve purchased a comprehensive life insurance policy. Now you can rest easy knowing that should anything unfortunate ever happen to you, your family will be protected. But are they? A good life insurance policy can only help your family if they are aware of it. When you purchase a life insurance policy, be sure to do the following to make sure your family has the information they’ll need on the worst day of their lives. Talk to...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 6, 2020

Scheduling training can feel a lot like scheduling a root canal! It's not something most people look forward to. After all, you and your staff are busy people and it might feel like a complete waste of time to sit down and re-examine the numerous small tasks that you do every single day. Ironically, it's that exact attitude that makes refresher training so important.  According to official sources, close to 1000 workers in Canada die every year due to workplace...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 30, 2019

New Year’s Eve can be a great time with friends, and family. Often alcohol is consumed and when it’s time to go home, people make the wrong assumption that it’s okay to drive. Fortunately there are now more ways than ever to prevent drinking and driving, thanks to the convenience of our smartphones. Here are Staebler’s top ways to get home safely after a New Year’s Eve party. Uber  – This is one of the most popular apps in the world, thanks to its ease of use. Uber allows...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 19, 2019

Winter officially begins on December 21 but Mother Nature has already brought its familiar friends of road closures, ice slicks, and blinding flurries. Driving in the winter is never fun, but there are steps you can take to make it a lot less dangerous for you and your family. Keep these tips in mind as you travel this snowy season and keep yourself as safe as possible on the road. Be ready for the season Winter driving safety begins before you even leave the lane way. The...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 11, 2019

The holidays are a time for celebration, family, and rest. Unfortunately, they’re also a time for accidents, injuries, and fire hazards. While you’re enjoying the holiday season, make sure you keep the following hazards and safety tips in mind while you decorate your home. Only you can prevent indoor forest fires The traditional Christmas tree is beautiful, but also presents some unique risks in the home. Pine tree resin is a primary ingredient in turpentine after all, so...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 27, 2019

As a general rule I tend to avoid convenience products: Anything that seems to promise a little too much or claim to be a bit too handy I end up sneering at. I don’t know why I’m like this. Was I tragically disappointed in some product from a childhood and can’t trust marketing promises as an adult? Is it my natural thriftiness that keeps me from trying new products? Or is it just good old pure stubbornness? I’ve done it again and again through life. Got some fancy new...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 12, 2019

We all know the major do’s and don’ts when it comes to fire safety around the home: Do know where your fire extinguisher is, don’t  leave the stove unattended. Do keep space heaters clear from combustibles, don’t store flammable material inside the home, and so on. Seems pretty simple, right? Well, it might surprise you to learn that there are many common fire risks that homeowners are completely oblivious to! These sneaky hazards are so seemingly benign, fly...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 7, 2019

Aging is a funny thing: As children, our parents think of nothing but ways to help keep us safe and protect us. But, as our parents get older, start slowing down, and start dealing with more health complications those roles become reversed. But protecting your parents isn’t like protecting a child. It can be a sensitive topic that requires a lot of empathy and understanding on everyone’s part. The best thing to remember though is the sooner you take steps to help protect your...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 2, 2019

As we finally roll into the warmer months, it’s time to get the home into order. After a long winter and cool, rainy spring, you’ll want to make sure everything in your home is ship shape and ready for another year. Reseal the Deck Your poor deck has spent the last few months freezing solid, soaking in melt water, and being pelted by rain. It’s time to give it some love. If you haven’t resealed in a few years, it’s likely that your deck is starting to absorb...

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