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06/17/2019
When a large business or organization has a location or multiple locations in the path of a hurricane there is a lot at stake. Employee and guest safety. The ability to make sales or support customers. Employee livelihoods. And much more. That’s why it’s so important for large organizations to have an up-to-date disaster response plan (DRP) in place. Without one, an already chaotic situation becomes even more confusing and challenging. Yet plenty of large organizations have...
06/03/2019
The unpredictability of earthquake timing and size can be a significant challenge to hospital safety administrators and professionals. While the scale and scope of hospital damage in an earthquake is difficult to predict or manage (beyond Seismic building standards), a comprehensive Emergency Management Plan should include considerable thought into how hospital operations may be affected by earthquakes of varying size. Here are three things to consider when preparing your hospital for an...
05/20/2019
When you have a rough day at work, it sometimes feels like your world is falling apart. When a disaster hits, parts (or all) of your business and the world around it may literally fall apart. And if you want to minimize the overall impact on ongoing business—and even stay in business for that matter—there is precious little time for processing what’s happened. You need to act quickly. And acting quickly and decisively under the tremendous stress and confusion associated with...
05/06/2019
After your business experiences water damage from a leaky pipe, rainstorm or flood, you naturally want to get things back to normal as soon as possible. If you’re dealing with anything other than a large incursion, you understandably may be considering handling the cleanup and drying yourself to save money or time. The problem is that cleaning up and recovering from water damage isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. This post highlights 3 key things you need to be aware of...
04/29/2019
It is no secret that tornadoes are one of nature’s most violent storms. And although nothing can be done to prevent tornadoes, there are actions property owners can take year round to protect their businesses and prevent costly property damage. Check it out below:
04/08/2019
Although hail storms can hit any time of year, they’re typically more frequent during spring and summer months. You may remember the Denver hail storm in 2017 where hail, ranging in size from pebbles to baseballs, rolled through the Denver metro area, extensively damaging building roofs and exteriors. In fact, that storm has now been described as one of the (if not the) worst in Colorado's history, with damages reported upwards of $1 billion. The Denver storm is a good reminder...
04/01/2019
We invite you to attend our annual hurricane webinar hosted by Dr. Phil Klotzbach (Research Scientist with the Department of Science at Colorado State University) this Wednesday, April 10th at 3:00 PM EDT. This webinar is an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Dr. Phil who will dive into the just released 2019 Atlantic hurricane season predictions and highlight the potential risk for North America. He will also touch on the potential impacts that climate change may have played with...
03/04/2019
Hot off the press, we have a second video for you which highlights the value of establishing a close partnership with a resoration provider to accelerate property recovery overall. If you missed our first blog installment which discusses how Interstate's unique approach to recovery is different from all the rest, check it out here.  WATCH NOW: Disaster Recovery and Ending the Cycle of Mistrust
02/18/2019
Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of general workplace accidents and injuries ranging from minor bruises to severe traumas such as head injuries, broken bones, sprains and lacerations. In fact, slips, trips and falls are often reported as the most common causes of workers' compensation claims. To reduce the potential hazards that lead to slips, trips and falls, there are ways you can proactively manage your workplace environment to help lower the risk of injury to your employees...
02/11/2019
It’s Earthquake Awareness Month and now is the time to get prepared. Take the time to view the infographic below to discover some “Ground-Shaking U.S. Earthquake Facts” and learn about the actions businesses can take before an earthquake to prevent costly property damage.