Staying Safe Around Fido: Dog Bite Prevention Tips

The dog days of summer are well behind us, but dog safety is always in season. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs reside in approximately one in three U.S. households – including mine. With help from Angela Speed, … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Safety | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Is Your Dream Protected? Jobsite Safety for Homes under Renovation or Construction

You have finally begun renovation of your home, or construction of a new one – your dream home is taking shape. However, there are risks inherent in any construction project that you may not have considered. Whether the risk is … Continue reading

Posted in Home, Safety | Tagged | Leave a comment

Electric Shock Drowning: A Hidden and Deadly Threat to Swimmers

You probably know not to use a hair dryer or other electrical appliance when taking a bath, due to the potential risk of electric shock or even electrocution. But you may not realize that a boat or marina that is … Continue reading

Posted in Safety | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Stay Safe When Traveling Europe

From the bustling streets of Paris to the sun-splashed Italian countryside, Europe has been a destination of choice for many vacationers. But recent terror attacks in Brussels and Paris, as well as the U.S. Department of State’s current travel alert … Continue reading

Posted in Safety | Tagged | Leave a comment

(Safely) Traveling the “Road to Rio”

At the beginning of August, millions of athletes, coaches and tourists will descend on Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. While the Olympic Games are a joyous time for the world to come together and unite over sport, for … Continue reading

Posted in General Risk, Safety | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Don’t Let Your Hoverboard – and Your Home – Go Up in Smoke

Hoverboard self-balancing scooters are one of the hottest new products – quite literally. Some imported hoverboards have caught on fire while charging, and even while in use. From December 1, 2015, to February 17, 2016, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) … Continue reading

Posted in Home, Possessions, Safety | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Summer Planning for Stress-Free Fun

When traveling to an exotic destination, lounging on the deck of your yacht or hosting a party at your pool, it’s easy to understand why related risks often go overboard. Unfortunately, individuals – particularly the high-net-worth (HNW) – are putting … Continue reading

Posted in Family, General Risk, Safety | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dreaming of a White (and Safe) Christmas

December has the second highest number of fires in the United States, led only by January (10 percent of all home structure fires in year versus 11 percent), according to 2009-2013 data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Data from the U.S. Fire Administration quantifies the risk differently: During a typical winter holiday season, on average nearly 156,000 residential fires, $936 million in property damage, 2,600 injuries and 630 deaths occur. Continue reading

Posted in Family, Home, Possessions, Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Five Tips For Fireside Safety

The autumn chill signals the start of the fireplace and wood stove seasons. Each year, about 24,300 fireplace-related fires are reported, with a combined $30 million in losses, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Posted in Home, Safety | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

College Student Liabilities

Millions of teenagers are headed back to college, some for the first time, and are quickly developing the skills needed to lead productive lives. But there is more to college than just academics. From alcohol-fueled off-campus parties to renting out an apartment or car via the sharing economy, students often engage in risky behavior while away!
Continue reading

Posted in Family, Safety | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment