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Catalytic converter theft prevention

The incidence of catalytic converter theft from vehicles continues to be on the rise throughout the country, burdening both organizations and individuals with replacement and repair costs. According to BeenVerified, these types of thefts were up 540% than in all of 2020, a year which had already seen its own sizeable year-on-year increase. If your organization has been a victim of

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How to increase business security

Theft. Vandalism. Employee or customer harm. Securing a building not only protects your property, contents and inventory – it can also prevent harm to employees and help you avoid future liability claims. Here are steps to increase building security, making your property more secure.   View the infographic below to learn ways to increase your building security. One of the top ways

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How to mitigate your water damage claims

About water damage claims Each year public entities and businesses spend billions of dollars trying to recover from losses caused by water damage. Even small leaks can lead to costly damages, and leakages can happen at any time of year. Here’s how to make sure your public entity organization doesn’t become one of those figures. Types of water Water damage

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Tips to make your landscaping storm wise with hurricane scaping

Submitted by Public Risk Underwriters of Florida, Inc. – Safety & Risk Management Department With the recent increase of hurricane activity, serious consideration should be given to hurricane-scaping landscaping. Hurricane-scaping is a process of taking the necessary steps to modify your landscaping to reduce storm damage. The process consists of selecting storm wise trees, addressing inland flooding/storm surge exposures to

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10 Tips for Storm Preparation

Living in Florida leaves no doubt as to how important storm preparation is to the well-being of our communities. Developing a plan that encompasses all facets of the “before, during and after” elements of a storm is essential. Several city managers were interviewed following Hurricane Harvey in the greater Houston area. Here are 10 insights and lessons learned from their

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Playing it safe with playground safety

by Chris Kittleson, Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI), Director of Loss Control Technical Services – Public Risk Underwriters of Florida, Inc. Municipal park/recreation departments and school districts often fall short when it comes to playground safety because playground equipment is often not inspected. Regular and reoccurring inspections would identify hazards caused by lack of maintenance, vandalism or normal wear and

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