Safety First: Major Recall of Kidde Portable Fire Extinguishers

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Earlier this month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of roughly 40.5 million Kidde portable fire extinguishers sold in the U.S. (37.8 million units) and Canada (2.7 million units).  The recall involves 134 different models manufactured between Jan 1, 1972 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015. Kidde extinguishers are commonly sold for residential, vehicle and sometimes commercial use. Background This recall involves…

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What’s the coolest part of your insurance job?

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What’s the coolest part of your insurance job? The Insurance Journal wants to know! The Insurance Careers Movement has partnered with Insurance Journal to launch a careers contest aimed at emerging insurance professionals who are under 40 years old. Contestants are encouraged to be creative in submitting photos and short videos to share their experiences! Participants will be entered to win a prize drawing for a one-year all-access Insurance Journal Academy Membership and an Amazon…

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Happy Halloween!

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Halloween is a celebrated by people of all ages. And by following a few simple tips, you can help ensure that your Halloween is safe and “spooktacular!” Take a moment to review these reminders from our friends at PropertyCasualty360. Enjoy the holiday!  

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Three things to do before getting rid of your old device

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This post originally appeared in Equipment Connection, the Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection Company’s (HSB) blog. It was authored by Monique Ferrarro, Cyber Practice Counsel at HSB, in collaboration with Gerry D’Agostino, Market Development Consultant at HSB. So, you bought a new smartphone or replaced your outdated computer. What should you do with the old ones? Since your data is stored on the hard drive, you need to dispose of the device safely. Otherwise, you may open yourself…

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Mobile App Safety and Security

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This post originally appeared in Equipment Connection, the Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection Company’s (HSB) blog. It was authored by Monique Ferrarro, Cyber Practice Counsel at HSB. More people today access the Internet from smartphones and tablets than from desktops or laptops, and many times this use is through downloaded applications, better known as “apps.” U.S. consumers spend five hours per day on mobile devices and 85% of that time is spent on apps. Because we spend…

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Please Join Us in Kansas City, MO — Product Fair: 9.28.17

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Kansas City, MO producers! We are hosting a OneBeacon Insurance Group Product Fair on Thursday, September 28. Please join us for  continental breakfast and networking to learn more about products and services from nine OneBeacon businesses, including OneBeacon Technology Insurance. Just click through to register; we look forward to seeing you! Date:     Thursday, 9.28.17 Time:    8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Place:    The Hampton Inn & Suites-Country Club Plaza; 4600 Summit Street; Kansas…

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Cybersecurity Smart

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People continue to be the #1 cybersecurity risk–and can be the weakest link in the communications chain. All the technology savvy in the world cannot prevent someone from inadvertently clicking on a link. Remember, you are the first and last line of defense in effective cybersecurity.  Here are some of the latest scams to watch out for: Fake Google Docs – A message arrives in your Gmail account stating someone wants to share a Google document…

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