Pack a Go Bag -- and Be Ready for Anything

Posted by Denise Pooler on Jan 17, 2018 11:33:59 AM

What if disaster strikes and you need to leave your home in a hurry; will you be ready?  In WGB’s thirty years of shielding our customers from risk, we know there is one rule when it comes to disasters: no one is immune to the unexpected.

Thousands of people recently had to flee their homes in the wake of wildfires in California. Millions of people in Puerto Rico and the southern United States endured days, weeks, even months without electricity or running water after powerful hurricanes hit. Brutal east coast winter storms recently knocked power out for days as well, forcing residents to seek shelter elsewhere. Are you prepared to leave your home on a moment’s notice if one of these incidents occurs where you live?

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Topics: Safety, Emergency



Fleet Safety Guidelines for Use of Electronic Devices While Driving

Posted by Denise Pooler on Aug 28, 2017 1:49:43 PM

Operating a motor vehicle safely requires concentration, focus, and awareness of constantly changing surroundings. Electronic devices such as cell phones and tablets can take your focus away from the road and increase the risk of accidents. On average, a driver is four times more likely to be in an accident when using an electronic device.

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Topics: Safety, Driver Safety, Cell Phones



Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

Posted by Candice White on Jul 27, 2017 10:02:00 AM

The advancement of information technology has made it easier than ever to run a small business, but your organization as well as your customers and their data may be at risk unless proper cybersecurity measures are in place.

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Topics: Safety, cybersecurity



Preparing for Political Violence

Posted by Candice White on Jun 6, 2017 2:17:26 PM

Recent incidents of terrorism shine a spotlight on risks faced by publicly accessible locations. Businesses in highly populated metro areas are vulnerable to political violence, but may not have a security presence in place. Types of properties at risk are accessible to the masses, such as:

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Topics: Safety



SPORTS SAFETY: EYE PROTECTION

Posted by Candice White on May 2, 2017 1:05:00 PM

Various types of injuries can occur while playing sports, such as strained muscles or ligaments, but many of the most serious injuries are eye-related.

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Topics: Safety



Training Your Staff for an Active Shooter Situation

Posted by Candice White on May 1, 2017 7:41:45 PM

An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. To best prepare your staff for an active shooter situation, create an emergency action plan (EAP) and conduct training exercises. Together, the EAP and training exercises will prepare your staff to effectively respond and help minimize loss of life.

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Topics: Safety, training



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