Character Counts

October 4, 2019

North Risk Partners CEO Chris Meidt wrote on the importance of character for the firm’s latest internal newsletter. We’ve shared the article below.   Finding Joy in the Journey Winning, Recognition, Reputation…Accomplishment, Celebration, Success. A life of JOY. This is what we aspire to. At multiple times in our journey we experience these moments. However…

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10 Reasons to Call Us About Your Homeowner Insurance

October 2, 2019

There are several types of life changes that may impact the insurance you require. Here are 10 reasons to call us about homeowners insurance to ensure you’re protected in the event of a loss. Change in occupancy: Homeowner insurance is designed for a property you own AND in which you live. Sometimes owners move and…

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Home-based Business Coverage: What Protection Does it Offer?

September 24, 2019

If you conduct business in your home, insuring your business properly is part of a solid risk management plan. Common coverages for home-based businesses include personal business property, professional liability, business income, personal and advertising injury, loss of business data, crime and theft, workers’ compensation and auto coverage. Depending on the type of home-based business…

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5 Steps to Prepare Your Company for Workplace Harassment Complaints

December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017 – The issue of sexual harassment has captured nationwide headlines as women and men have come forward to report sexual harassment by high profile public figures. Media attention to these events may lead to an increase in the number of harassment complaints in many workplaces. This is a serious issue, and not…

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How To Identify and Manage Cold Stress

December 21, 2017

December 21st, 2017 – As the temperature decreases and wind speed picks up, the potential for cold stress-related illnesses and injuries increases. Thermal cold stress includes injuries or illnesses caused when a person is exposed to reduced temperature conditions directly affecting an individual’s ability to function in a normal manner. These illnesses and injuries can…

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Are Your DOT Employment Applications Compliant?

November 21, 2017

November 21, 2017 – Are the employment applications you use for your drivers that operate vehicles over 10,000 pounds DOT compliant? Many organizations use their own application, which is permitted as long as the application includes all of the requirements stated in CFR 391.21. Check here to see if your application meets the DOT requirements.  …

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What Information to Store in your Fleet Maintenance Files

November 7, 2017

November 7, 2017 – Organizations are required to have a systematic maintenance program. These programs ensure required inspections are completed along with necessary repairs. Maintenance can include: Repairs Services Replacement of: light bulbs windshield wipers tires brakes springs brackets Documentation should be maintained whenever a mechanic touches a truck and does something to it. Many…

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October is Fire Prevention/Awareness Month

October 25, 2017

October 3rd, 2017 – Fire safety should always be a leading concern, no matter what type of operations occur at your workplace. Below are some questions organizations should be asking that will assist in preventing fires: Fire Prevention/Preparation Does your organization have fire extinguisher inspections and employee training monthly? Is your organization practicing good housekeeping…

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Why Initial Job Training Is A Must

September 8, 2017

September 8th, 2017 – Traditionally, a lot of effort has been used to convey the responsibility those at the supervisor level hold for the prevention of accidents in the workplace. A high priority included within supervisory responsibility is the training of new employee(s). Often times when new employees are hired, they are given their assignment…

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Tornado Awareness: Are You Prepared?

August 22, 2017

August 22, 2017 – According to the National Weather Service, Midwestern states experience an average of 40 tornadoes per year. Knowing what to do in a severe weather situation can protect human, physical, and financial resources. This includes ensuring employees are properly protected during severe weather. Tornadoes are capable of occurring 7-8 months out of…

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