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Fire Protection: Housekeeping Basics

- December 15, 2017

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimated that, in 2013, there were 1,240,000 fires, resulting in 3,240 civilian fire fatalities, 15,925 civilian fire injuries, and $11.5 billion in direct property loss. These fire losses demonstrate the need for proper fire prevention procedures. While all fires start small, they can quickly spread out of control when […]

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Preparing your Business for Cold Weather

- November 15, 2017

As the weather changes, so do the hazards you should be prepared for. An incident, such as a burst pipe, can cost your company hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Proper preparation can not only help to prevent this type of incident, but can also reduce injuries and minimize additional costly risks to the facility […]

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Why it’s Important to Hire the Right Dispensary Staff

- November 1, 2017

The success of your marijuana dispensary will, to a certain extent, hinge upon who you hire. Having knowledgeable and friendly budtenders and staff may set you apart from the competition in this highly competitive field. It may also help you to avoid dangerous situations, comply with legal regulations and improve the overall success of your […]

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Being Ready for the Unexpected: Your Emergency Preparedness Plan

- October 15, 2017

An Emergency Preparedness Plan is important to establish and review before it becomes necessary to use. Having well-thought-out procedures in place can save lives, reduce property damage, and lessen the resulting disruption of daily business operations if an emergency occurs. Creating Your Plan According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a plan should begin […]

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Fire Protection: Understanding the Fire Triangle

- October 1, 2017

To best protect your business against possible fire and resulting losses, it is necessary to understand how the combustion process works. What is the Fire Triangle? The combustion process, better known as the Fire Triangle, has three components: heat, fuel, and oxygen. In order for fire to occur, all three need to be present. Since […]

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Controlling Access: Managing who Enters your Facility

- September 15, 2017

Restricting access to certain areas of your business facility by screening and identifying individuals before entry can significantly reduce incidents of theft, threats of terrorism, and violence in the workplace. Depending on the nature of your operation, some areas that may benefit from access control systems are high-value storage areas, safe/vaults, computer/telephone rooms, warehouses, or […]

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Fire Protection: Suppression Methods

- August 15, 2017

Fire protection is comprised of three distinct categories: building design, fire detection, and fire suppression. Fire suppression systems exist as the last line of defense if a fire occurs. They are the key players in containing and extinguishing fires. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has codes that dictate the operation and maintenance of virtually […]

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Minimizing Risk against Product Liability in the Cannabis Industry

- July 15, 2017

One of the major forms of risk for cannabis businesses is product liability. Although the conditions for this area of law vary state to state, it generally extends to not only hold manufacturers accountable, but also retailers, often citing strict liability, negligence, misrepresentation of theories, and/or express or implied warranties. This inclusion occurs largely to […]

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What to Look for in a Cannabis Insurance Agency

- July 11, 2017

It’s no secret that the cannabis industry is high-risk, high-reward. It’s also rapidly growing, with new laws and regulatory frameworks being put into place as legalization expands across US states. It’s for this reason that it will be absolutely crucial for business owners to carefully select the right insurance partner. In this fast-paced, constantly changing […]

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Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

- June 15, 2017

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls are the primary cause of ER visits (21.3%), with slips accounting for over 1 million of these visits (12% of total falls). They are also the leading cause of lost days from work, workers’ compensation claims, and occupational injury for people ages 55 years and older. Since […]

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