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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Walking/Working Surfaces, Fall Protection

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Dec 02, 2016 in Safety

OSHA has released a long-awaited update to its standard on walking/working surfaces, issuing a final rule that addresses slips, trips, and falls in the workplace and establishes employer requirements for the use of personal fall protection systems.

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How to Improve Your Business Curb Appeal Over the Weekend

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Nov 21, 2016

There's more to your business than what's on the inside of your store. Improve your business curb appeal to increase foot traffic and sales.

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Saving a Sole Proprietor’s Legacy

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Nov 15, 2016

Sole proprietorships are one of the most common forms of business ownership today. And while many of these business owners are very successful, they don't always give much thought to what will happen to that business they've worked so hard to build when they die.

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The Pros and Cons of Building a Tiny House Office

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Nov 07, 2016

A popular trend in work-from-home culture is the tiny house office, but there are pros and cons to this relatively new business revolution.

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Propane Filling Station Safety Tips

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Nov 04, 2016

Filling propane tanks can be very dangerous and can pose a personal safety hazard, property hazard, and liability hazard and put the general public in danger.  It is important to know how to inspect a container and how to safely dispense the propane into the proper container.

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It only takes one mistake to result in a disaster!  The following is a brief overview of general safety tips in regard to propane filling stations that are used by some commercial businesses (for example: convenience stores, gas stations, hardware stores, RV dealerships, etc.).  It is important to emphasize that if you are not trained by qualified personnel on how to conduct this task safely, you should NOT be doing it!

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7 Bad Website Mistakes That Could Get Your Business Sued

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Oct 31, 2016

All it takes it one simple oversight to find yourself in a legal nightmare. Avoid these bad website mistakes that could cost you your business.

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Factoring the Extra Cost of Hiring an Employee

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Oct 24, 2016

Whether making a replacement or bringing in new talent, the cost of hiring an employee is more than you might think.

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Retirees Need Life Insurance, Too!

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Oct 15, 2016

There are a lot of self-proclaimed experts who say that you should only buy term insurance and invest the difference and that once you reach retirement age, you won’t need your life insurance any longer. For most folks, that’s not necessarily true.

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What to Do if There Is a Slip and Fall on Your Property

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Oct 13, 2016 in Business Safety Strategies

As a business owner, what would you do if someone slipped and fell on your property?  Slips and falls are the most frequent type of loss for our Pekin Insurance business owners. 

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How prepared are you if someone from the general public slips and falls on your property?  Here are some tips to help you prepare for slip and fall incidents that may occur on your property or location.

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You must inform and train employees on what the expectations of them are if an incident happens.  Do your employees complete an investigation?  Do they get a supervisor or owner to do it? What happens if they are the only ones there?  Would your answers to the previous questions depend on whether the injured person was an employee, visitor, or customer? 

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5 Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Tips That Can Save You Money

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Oct 12, 2016

With energy costs rising, commercial building energy efficiency is top of mind for many business owners. Here are some tips to help you cut energy costs for your business.

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