Have a plan for responding to floods

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Floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters, with many U.S. communities experiencing some degree of flooding after spring rains, winter snow thaws or heavy thunderstorms. Learning about this weather possibility and how to properly prepare for it can save lives and minimize damage.

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Hail: Tips to prevent injury and reduce damage

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There are about 5,600 hailstorms in the United States every year, based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data. Learning about this weather phenomenon and how to properly prepare for it can save lives and minimize damage.

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Distractions contribute to pedestrian deaths, injuries

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pedestrian-crossing

“I didn’t see them!” That’s usually the first thing someone says when they’ve been involved in a vehicle-pedestrian crash. The latest statistical year shows that 5,977 pedestrians were killed in U.S. traffic crashes – one every 1.5 hours, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration figures. In addition, 129,000 pedestrians were treated for non-fatal crash-related injuries. While these figures remained about steady compared with the prior year, the numbers are still alarming.

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Slider crime: Protect yourself from thieves

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It’s not entertainment on a slide, a sport on ice or even a small hamburger. Slider crime is much more dangerous and is sweeping the country, particularly in urban cities.

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Slider crime: Protect yourself from thieves

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It’s not entertainment on a slide, a sport on ice or even a small hamburger. Slider crime is much more dangerous and is sweeping the country, particularly in urban cities.

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Strengthen your data privacy practices

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Your business, whatever its size, most likely processes and maintains information every day. At least annually, take time to review your data privacy practices to reinforce your information security and to reassess your cyber protection.

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Making health clubs safer for children

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The January edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He urges health and fitness facilities serving children to review hiring and safety practices.

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Avoid hairy situations with dogs at your brewery

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Today more than ever, our furry best friends are taking their seats next to us for rides in the car, trips on airplanes – and drinks on the patio at the local craft brewery. Brewpub operators should review and understand state and local regulations regarding food service establishments and animals.

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Test your knowledge: Frozen pipes

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Do you know what to do to prevent pipes from freezing or to manage already frozen pipes? Test your knowledge with our five-question quiz.

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Tips to protect taxpayers from ID theft

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Tax return identity theft has reached such epidemic proportions that it tops the list of the IRS’s Dirty Dozen Tax Scams. Take note of tips the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming the victim.

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