Clarke & Sampson Blog

Restaurant Insurance - Valet Service & Playing It Safe

Posted by Matt Stephens

Apr 11, 2016 9:08:47 AM

Offering valet service is an important part to any fine dining experience. However, offering a service that accepts responsibility for a customer’s property exposes your establishment to a considerable amount of risk. Educating your valet drivers with proper handling techniques and making them aware of the risk involved is a first important step to reducing your risk of an insurance claim.

 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA, Restaurant Insurance

Pest Control - Safety Matters

Posted by Matt Stephens

Mar 10, 2016 9:59:25 AM

Exposure to toxic chemicals during storage, transportation and disposal can result in injury or illness. If spills occur, containers leak, labels are removed or if untrained employees have access to materials, the risk of injury or illness is even greater. To prevent unnecessary injury or illness from hazardous exposure to toxic chemicals, consider the following safety recommendations.

 

 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA, Toxic Chemicals, Pest Control, Insurance

Cyber Security Guide - Mobile Devices & Your Employees

Posted by Matt Stephens

Mar 4, 2016 8:57:03 AM

If your company uses mobile devices to conduct company business, such as accessing company email or sensitive data, pay close attention to mobile security and the potential threats that can expose and compromise your business networks.

 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA, Cyber Security

Cyber Security Planning Guide: Emails

Posted by Matt Stephens

Feb 16, 2016 9:45:16 AM


Email has become a critical part of our everyday business, from internal management to direct customer support. The benefits associated with email as a primary business tool far outweigh the negatives. However, businesses must be mindful that a successful email platform starts with basic principles of email security to ensure the privacy and protection of customer and business information.

 

 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA

Cyber Security Planning Guide: Network Security

Posted by Matt Stephens

Feb 8, 2016 12:09:46 PM

Get up to date with another tip on how to reduce your risk of a cyber attack! 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA

Cyber Security Planning Guide: Scam & Frauds

Posted by Matt Stephens

Feb 2, 2016 12:32:02 PM

 

Businesses both large and small need to be proactive in order to protect against growing cyber threats. As larger companies take steps to secure their systems, smaller, less secure businesses are becoming increasingly attractive targets for cyber criminals.

 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA

Cyber Risks & Liabilities : Spear Phishing

Posted by Matt Stephens

Feb 1, 2016 12:04:09 PM

"Phishing," a type of cyber attack in which a hacker disguises him or herself as a trusted source online in order to acquire sensitive information, is a common and technologically simple scam that can put your employees and business at risk. However, more resourceful criminals are resorting to a modified and more sophisticated technique called "spear phishing," in which they use personal information to pose as colleagues or other sources specific to individuals or businesses. 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA

GHS Pictogram & Labeling

Posted by Matt Stephens

Jan 26, 2016 2:52:53 PM

 

OSHA’s required pictograms must be in the shape of a square set at a point and include a black hazard symbol on a white background with a red frame sufficiently wide enough to be clearly visible. A square red frame set at a point without a hazard symbol is not a pictogram and is not permitted on the label. OSHA has designated eight pictograms under this standard for application to a hazard category.
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Topics: Alexandria VA

Stay Safe While Clearing Snow!

Posted by Matt Stephens

Jan 26, 2016 9:41:58 AM



Snow removal can be hard on the body when you have to clear a large area with only a shovel, especially after a heavy snow. Using a snow blower or snow plow can be the perfect way to give your back a break. However, it is important to take the proper safety precautions to avoid unnecessary injury while clearing snow this winter.

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Topics: Alexandria VA

Preparing for Winter Storm Jonas!

Posted by Matt Stephens

Jan 21, 2016 12:06:15 PM

Winter Storm Jonas is on its way and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and warm. We wanted to pass along a few good safety tips for your car and home

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Topics: Alexandria VA