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Nine Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips to Prevent Costly Breakdowns

Appropriate maintenance at the beginning of the cooling season is one of the best ways to prevent an air conditioning breakdown. Prevention is the key to avoiding an air conditioning emergency in the height of summer.

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Taking the Right Steps

There are many different types of ladders on the market that vary in size, shape, and capability. It is important to educate yourself on what is available and take your intended purpose for the ladder into account.

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Member Spotlight: Poudre Fire Authority

Last year, our Safety Management Consultant Adam Johnsen paid a visit to PFA and had the chance to participate in a safety committee meeting. He was so impressed that we decided to interview Support Battalion Chief, Gary Nuckols for more insight on what it takes to create an effective safety culture.

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What the Pool’s Top Causes of Loss Mean for You and Your District

The Pool was given a simple but important mission when it was formed: be a safe harbor from the traditional insurance industry and help members prevent damaging losses. Given the diversity of the Pool’s members and its coverage, there is tremendous range in size and type of claim. While some types of claims are unavoidable, loss prevention can help mitigate the vast majority of them.

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History Lesson: Don’t Let Yourself Fall Victim to the Dangers of the Past

These ten history lessons highlight common sources for loss among special districts. The Pool has seen members suffer from these same problems time and again, and each and every one of these caveats foretell of very avoidable problems. These problems are ancient history, so don’t let your district and yourself fall prey to them.

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Safety Committees The What and Why (Part 3 of 3) feat. Eagle River Water and Sanitation District

Safety committees can be highly effective channels for delivering safety information as well as encouraging feedback and suggestions from your entire workforce. But some of the most well-intentioned safety committees fall far short of management’s expectations–usually for one of several common reasons.

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Embezzlement Costs Special Districts Millions

The U. S. Department of Commerce has released figures indicating that employee theft costs U.S. businesses over $40 billion per year, playing a significant role in 95 percent of business failures and nearly a third of all business bankruptcies. Special districts, like most other governmental and business entities, are always vulnerable to internal threats that can come from employees, including managers and even board members. Yet, many organizations still believe it couldn’t possibly happen to them.

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Keeping it Personal: Fire Districts Focus on Employee Wellness to Prevent Injuries

Employers of all types are starting to embrace and integrate comprehensive wellness programs, and for good reason. Wellness programs have been shown to impart many positive results, including decreased absenteeism, lower healthcare costs, and fewer medical claims while simultaneously increasing employee productivity, morale and retention.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Responding to Natural Gas Leaks

Natural gas is a relatively inexpensive and clean way of providing hot water and heat. If it leaks, however, it can present a tremendous danger to anyone in your facility and surrounding areas. A natural gas explosion can level a building, severely damage or spread fire to surrounding structures, and cause serious injuries and deaths.

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Affirmative Defense Training Isn’t Just an Easy Way to Save 5% on Liability Coverage, It’s Also Your Responsibility

Your district probably has a policy against things like sexual harassment and discrimination. But if you aren’t putting your staff through periodic training on these topics, your district can be held liable for them under Federal statute.

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