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Stay Safe while Using a Portable Generator During Inclement Weather

For many people, inclement weather can be frightening — especially when the wind is blowing hard, the rain is pouring and the trees are rustling. To weather a storm safely, it’s important to remember certain safety tips and proper use of tools. Portable … read more

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Fire Smoke Stretches Across the Northwest — How to Stay Safe

Just as we thought the haze and smoke in the air was due to clear out last week, a fresh wave enveloped us this week. It’s not just a problem in the Puget Sound region — the entire Pacific Northwest and much of … read more

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Tips for Operating Your Generator Safely this Winter

Generators are critical during severe weather events, when the power can go out, as well as bringing power to remote job sites and in disaster recovery and emergencies. “Not having power when you need it is frustrating, so a generator can provide emergency … read more

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Simple Seasonal Safety Tips

Limit Your Home Fire Risk During the Holidays

It may be the most wonderful time of year, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. Along with the cooking and decorations that make the season magical, the holidays present risks for home fires and burns. An independent survey conducted … read more

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Fall Prevention Tips to Keep You Independent as You Age

According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), nearly 90 percent of seniors want to remain in their own homes as they get older. The catch phrase for this wish is “aging in place.” It is the simple concept of gracefully living … read more

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Storm Season

12 Tips to Help Home and Business Owners Prepare Ahead of Storms and Floods

The preparations you make now, ahead of storms or floods, can help you recover faster and stay safe during cleanup. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers, reminds … read more

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Remodeling Safety

Planning for Safety in Your Remodeling Project

It’s exciting to think about a remodeling project and all the fun things you will do. And while safety is not something that most people would say is unimportant, you’d be surprised at how many ways safety can become an issue. A first … read more

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How to Perform a Water Safety Audit in Your Home

Tips for identifying and correcting risks can help...

Drowning is the leading cause of injury death among children aged 1-4 years, and while swimming pools are a major risk, not all deaths occur in or around a pool. There are many potential risks for drowning in the average home. Parents with … read more

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