The Big Freeze: 5 Signs Your Pipes are Frozen and How to Thaw Them

As the water in pipes freezes it expands, creating as much as 2,000 pounds of pressure per square inch, enough to cause almost any pipe filled with water to rupture. The bad news is that a burst pipe can releases hundreds of gallons of water per hour, causing thousands of dollars in damage to repair.

Retirement Saving Checklist: 15 Things to Know that Can Lead to Success

Whether employees are getting close to retirement or still have some years to go, they need to periodically check on how their retirement savings strategies are working and make sure they’re following the best path to preparing for retirement.

Live Well, Work Well: November 2018

  Topics Include: A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Removing Meat from Your Diet Could Improve Your Health, Researchers Say Makeover Your Holiday Recipes by Substituting Fats Recipe: Super Stuffed Squash

Driving at Night: The Most Dangerous Time to Drive

  Shorter days, fatigue, compromised night vision, rush hour and impaired drivers all contribute to making driving at night more dangerous than any other time of day. In fact, the risk of a fatal crash is three times greater at night, according to National Safety Council research.

Benefits Buzz: November 2018

  Topics Include: Hardship Exemption Rules Eased for 2018 Individual Mandate IRS Issues Letters to Noncompliant Employers Did You Know? Overhaul of Overtime Rules

OSHA Trade Release: U.S. Department of Labor Updates National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation Safety

  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities. OSHA’s NEP will increase education and enforcement efforts.

Winter Weather Checklist for Protecting Homes and Businesses

  Learn more about how to prepare your home and/or business with information regarding winter readiness topics including: Prepare for a Power Outage Prevent Roof Collapse Stay Safe and Warm Prevent Frozen Pipes Know Your Winter Weather Alerts

When Disaster Strikes: Preparation, Response, and Recovery

  No business is totally immune from disaster. Every year, businesses temporarily shut down—or close forever—because of a disaster such as a flood, fire or hurricane. Forty percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent fail within one year, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).