business safety

Commercial Fire Causes May Surprise You

Fire is a serious threat to commercial properties for sobering reasons. With stable heat, fuel and oxygen, fires can become difficult to control in 30 seconds and double in size in just one minute. Further, nearly half of businesses experiencing a major disaster such as a fire never reopen and[...]

Identify Commercial Property Risks Today, Save Money Tomorrow

Risk is a tricky thing that we humans have trouble thinking rationally about. We overestimate some risks, hesitating to board an airplane yet blithely driving a far more dangerous car to the corner store. We ignore serious risks if we’re excited about fun yet dangerous activities (yes, cave diving[...]

Be Smart with Commercial Building Operations During COVID-19 Era

Experts concur: the pandemic is hurting commercial properties more seriously than the global financial crisis did earlier this century. Quarantines, social distancing, shutdowns, supply chain disruptions, employment loss, shifting work locations and damaged consumer confidence have severely affected[...]

Business Owners Get Smarter About Pre-Storm Preparation

As summer turns to fall, the weather continues to make headlines. A very active hurricane season swirls unabated while ravaging thunderstorms and hailstorms spawn flooding rains and property damage. Extreme weather has become the norm instead of the exception throughout North America. Fortunately,[...]

Manufacturing Facilities Face Significant Hurdles Re-Opening During COVID-19

As companies modify operations in the COVID-19 era, manufacturers have been saddled with particularly difficult adjustments. Many of these businesses are essential – processing food, producing critical supplies, building equipment – so they must make changes while maintaining services and[...]