How to Keep Your Back Healthy While Driving a Truck

Most truck drivers experience back pain at some point in their careers. However, it is not uncommon for truck drivers to just live with back pain and accept it as part of the job. Unfortunately, back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work. In fact, according to t

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Chimney Safety

by Tim Olson

On a cold winter night, you are enjoying the crackling and warmth of a fire in your wood stove or fireplace.  The last thing that you may be thinking about is the danger of a chimney fire because of a dirty chimney due to creosote buildup.You may ask- what is creosote?  Creosote is a black or brown

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Car Seat Safety

by Leigh Haskins

Child safety seats, used properly, can reduce the risk of injury, or death, by as much as 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers.  According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 3 out of 4 child safety seats are not used properly, putting children at risk.  Other studies sugges

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Protecting Small Businesses from Identity Theft

by Debby Ninmann

Yahoo.  JP Morgan Chase.  Staples.  Anthem.  Home Depot.  Cyber-attacks on major corporations in recent years have become an epidemic.  This epidemic has compromised millions of consumers’ private financial and health information, and has cost businesses and consumers upwards of $400 billion a year.

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Childproof Your Home

Our homes have many dangers that may not seem obvious to adults, but to babies and toddlers, these hidden dangers can pose a serious risk. Whether you are a new parent, have friends with little ones, or have grandchildren visiting, it is important to childproof your home.One quick way to view the da

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Hazardous Winter Weather Business Precautions

by Adam Peck

Living in the Midwest from late Fall into early Spring can pose the potential of business interruptions due to winter conditions. From slips and falls to physical damage to a business’s building to extreme driving conditions, the threats are almost everywhere for every business. You can prevent the

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Arrive to Your Destination Safely

With the year-end holiday season here, it means not only fun and exciting family gatherings but also traveling. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, during the Christmas/New Year’s Holiday period, the number of long-distance trips increases by 23%.The average long distance trip length

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Safe Driving Tips During Deer Season

Wisconsin’s October, November and December months have their natural markers: The drastic drop in temperature; the leaves changing color until they are no more; shorter days, etc. These months also mark the breeding season for Deer.As a consequence, the likelihood of automobile-deer collisions more

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Holiday Decoration Safety

It's the most joyous time of the year!  Bright lights, burning candles, and Christmas trees bring the grandeur of the holidays to personal homes and businesses. Sadly, these same decorations can also become fire and safety hazards. According to the U.S. Fire Administration there are 250 Christmas tr

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Ansay & Associates Partners with Thomas Insurance Group

Ansay & Associates, a leading regional insurance and benefit solutions agency, has recently announced its strategic partnership with Thomas Insurance Group, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. With this acquisition, Ansay & Associates will be better positioned to provide innovative solutions that will im

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