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Social Host Liquor Liability - Holiday Parties

Monday, December 11, 2017

With the holidays and the end of the year right around the corner, many organizations will host parties for their employees. While these celebrations are fun and a good way to boost team morale, they can create a number of liabilities when alcohol is present. Continue...

Noteworthy Cyber Security News Items

Monday, December 04, 2017

Yahoo Says All Accounts Were Hacked in 2013 Continue...

A Guide to Buying Winter Tires

Thursday, November 30, 2017

When snow begins to fall and the mercury starts to drop this time of the year, we do all sorts of preparations to keep ourselves safe and warm. We pull out the winter coats and make sure our home heating systems are functional – but what about our vehicles? Continue...

The Importance of Fire Safety Plans

Monday, November 27, 2017

Fires are a serious risk for businesses of all types and can stem from things like negligent cooking, improperly discarded smoking materials and faulty electrical equipment. One of the best ways employers can protect their organization from costly and devastating fires is by establishing a fire safety plan. Continue...

Prepare your home for winter with this checklist

Friday, November 17, 2017

Ottawa winters aren't always as mild as they were in 2016-2017 and forecasts show the upcoming winter will see returns of "significant snow events". Fortunately with accurate forecasting, we are able to prepare for the worst. Continue...

Winter Weather Preparedness Checklist for your Business

Friday, November 17, 2017

Severe winter weather can lead to property damage, employee illness or injury, and possible business closures. Looking for ways to prepare your home, read our Prepare Your Home For Winter Checklist.   Continue...

How to avoid Construction Defects

Monday, November 13, 2017

Construction defect claims are a common risk architects, engineers and contractors face with every project they take on. A construction defect claim occurs when a building system or component fails and is often the result of improper installation, design or material selection. Continue...

November is Fall Prevention Month

Monday, November 06, 2017

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, approximately 215 older adults are hospitalized each day because of falls. Falls are a cause of serious injury in older adults and, as a part of Fall Prevention Month, it’s critical to learn ways to keep loved ones safe. Continue...

Keeping Drivers Safe During Rest Stops

Monday, October 30, 2017

Driver safety during a shipment is critical and a common challenge for fleet managers—especially during long trips. While it’s important for drivers to understand safe operating practices on the road, it’s equally important for them to take special precautions during stops at gas stations, truck stops or similar break points. Continue...

Federal Government Publishes Data Breach Reporting Requirements Draft

Monday, October 23, 2017

On Sept. 1, 2017, the Canadian government published proposed regulations relating to the mandatory reporting of privacy breaches under Canada’s federal data protection law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Continue...



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