Risk Management

15
Oct

Risk Management Vlog

Risk Management is excited to launch a Vlog (video blog for those not up with the lingo) to bring you short, fun, fresh information from Risk management. Vlogs will be on various topics, from how to prevent a loss to people or property, how to keep you and your family safe at work and home, […]

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16
Nov

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety

Thanksgiving is the number one day for home fires.  The fires a mainly caused the cooking activities related to preperation of food for Thanksgiving day feasts.  Fires are not exclusively started within the kitchens.  With the popularity of turkey fryers as a method of cooking turkeys, fires are now started from other areas in and around the home.   NFPA […]

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20
Jul

Risk Management Department on the move!

Conifer’s Risk Management Department has had a couple of notable changes in July.  First, we welcomed Steve Ciotti to the team as the Risk Managment Assistant. Steve comes to Conifer with several years’ experience as a Commercial Lines Account Manager at a local insurance agency and is currently a senior at SUNY Brockport. Fun Facts about […]

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01
May

Risk Management Department attends RIMS Conference

Last week, the Risk Management department attended the RIMS (Risk & Insurance Management Society) Conference.  While there, they attended the opening keynote speach by Derreck Kayongo founder of the Global Soap Project.  He figured out how to recycle used hotel soaps to make new bars for unpriveledged countries.  The closing keynote was given by Michael […]

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16
Nov

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Did you know that Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? The number of home fires double on Thanksgiving. So, let’s add a pinch of fire safety to the menu. Keep these safety tips in mind as you prepare your meal. Turkey: If you are roasting your turkey, […]

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05
Jul

PREVENTING MULCH FIRES

It has been unseasonably dry and warm spring and start to the summer. The lawns and landscaping are starting to show signs of the lack of moisture. When landscaping is dry, it’s easily ignited which could lead to damage to our property. The pictures below are from a mulch fire at one of Conifer’s property […]

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03
Jun

Risk Management SharePoint Site Released

The Risk Management Department is pround to release a new tool, the Risk Management SharePoint site, for all to use. The Risk Management SharePoint site is a user friendly, easy to navigate and has the most current Risk Management information. Reporting claims is now easier. Go to the Incident Reporting tile and report  claims on-line. All incidents; property damage, liability and workers […]

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28
Mar

Spring Cleaning and Maintenance for Property Maintenance – Air Conditioning

Spring is here. Get the Air Conditioning units ready before the summer heat kicks in. See how to keep your communities AC units running smoothly in 10 easy steps. DIY Network – 10 Easy Steps to Keep your AC unit running smoothly

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28
Mar

Spring Cleaning and Maintenance

Spring is finally here!!  There are a few things that you can do to get your property in tip top shape. Inspect and clean parking lot drains – remove any debris or build up blocking drains Inspect outside faucets, landscape sprinkler systems and sprinkler heads for cracking, dripping and excessive drainage Inspect sidewalks, parking lots […]

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28
Mar

Spring Cleaning and Maintenance for Property Management – Playground Equipment

Spring is the time to insepct and maintain playground and picnic areas and other outdoor amenities at your property. Mulch under playground equipment should be a minimum 12 inches deep.

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28
Mar

Spring Cleaning and Maintenance for Property Maintenance – Gutters and Downspouts

Inspecting Gutters and Downspouts Cleaning and Repairing Gutters and Downspouts

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28
Mar

Spring Cleaning and Maintenance for Property Maintenance – Snow Removal Equipment

Spring is here!! Finally, it’s time to put away your snow removal euipment! Before putting it away, it’s a good idea to do some basic maintenance on the equipment before storing for the summer.  Clean the equipment Change oil Tighten nuts and bolts all over Change spark plug Inspect and Replace (if needed) belts, starter cords […]

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15
Feb

Eye Safety is NO Accident

Protecting your eyes from injury is one of the most basic things you can do throughout your life. Eye injuries are not just a concern at work, about half of all reported eye injuries happen at home. 90% of all eye injuries are preventable by taking protective measures. Without warning, an accident can cause a serious […]

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19
Jan

Small Maintenance Shop Safety

{gallery}/media/jw_sigpro/users/0000000631/Leland Gardens Maintenace Area{/gallery} Last Monday and Tuesday, I visited four of our communities in New Jersey. Risk Management is always on the job to help you and your community be the best and safest place to work and live. While all the communities were on their A-game as far as safety, I saw a community and […]

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30
Nov

Black Ice Prevention

“Black ice” is a thin coating of frozen water on a surface which is virtually transparent and difficult to see. Black ice forms when it is 32 degrees or below and there is water on the surface. Elevated surfaces such as stairs, ramps and bridges are more prone to develop black ice first. Swings between […]

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12
Nov

Winter Slip and Fall Prevention

Winter is quickly approaching! This is the time of year when Mother Nature give us snow and ice hazards. Walking in parking lots, on sidewalks and across properties during the winter requires special attention to avoid the most frequent types of injuries – Slips and Falls. During the winter hazardous conditions can arise quickly. Despite our […]

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03
Nov

Game of Claims: Fun with Risk Management

This year for Halloween, the Risk Management (RM) team had scheduled a claim review meeting, which meant we wouldn’t be able to participate in Conifer’s annual Halloween costume contest. Not wanting to miss out on any of the office fun, we came up with a creative and humorous way to partake in the contest, which is […]

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13
Oct

Fire Stops – Preventing Cooking Fires

Fires started while cooking are the leading cause of fires at our communities. One of the ways we prevent cooking fires from getting big and causing damage are “Fire Stops”. Fire Stops are a small can full of baking soda that are installed on the stove hoods. They have a wick on them that when lit by […]

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22
Sep

Preparing your property for Fall

September 23rd marks the first day of Fall. Inspecting and getting your property ready for the change of season is important to prevent damage to your property. This is a list of areas to focus on to prevent losses to any property, including your community and your home. Roofs Inspect and repair Roof drains – […]

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14
Sep

Fire Safety Week – October 4 – 10, 2015

Fire Safety Week: October 4th-10th Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the notorious blaze that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres on October 8th and 9th, 1871.  Forty years after the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals […]

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25
Aug

Wind Storm Safety

Wind is a powerful force of Mother Nature. It can power our homes and businesses through wind turbines or destroy them during a storm. Storms that have powerful winds are Windstorms, Hurricanes and Tornadoes. Windstorm: is a storm with very strong wind but little to no rain or snow. Windstorms can happen at any time […]

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