|Marc Baker and Wolter vanDoorninck, owners of EPB&B|
Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker has been covering businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest for over 60 years. We have a diverse team of insurance professionals. With both specialists and generalists on our staff, we have the ability to insure any type or size of business risk.
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Bitter temperatures can freeze pipes, creating catastrophic property losses and havoc in your life. Every year we have our fair share of cold weather and businesses can be caught unprepared, often resulting in the most costly losses. With proper winter weather preparation, you can minimize the impact of severe weather on your business.
Before winter weather occurs:
· Add emergency contacts to your emergency plan. Post the list at all telephones, and make copies for all employees to keep with them.
· Plan for maintenance personnel to properly monitor buildings during cold snaps, upping site visits and checking unoccupied areas of buildings.
· Properly mark the location of hydrants and sprinkler system post indicator valves for easy cleaning after heavy snow.
We are beyond thrilled to have landed at number three on the Portland Business Journal's list of Top Insurance Agencies in Portland. We are the only "local" insurance agency in the top four. We don't need to be the biggest, we just want to be the best. Way to go team EPB&B !!
Embezzlement crimes are on the rise according to The Portland Police Bureau. The bureau has fielded 105 cases of embezzlement so far this year, putting 2011 on track to match the 152 cases reported in 2010. Embezzlement is not only common, it's preventable and insurable. Check out this recent Portland Business Journal article. Call EPB&B to get a quote on crime insurance to protect your business against the risk of loss by embezzlement.
The world never stops turning and some organizations never stop working no matter what time it is. If you're working the night shift, or responsible for employees who are, you're got to take extra care to stay safe. Sleep deprivation, fatigue, and depression are just some of the more obvious problems that workers on unconventional schedules can face.
To maintain health and sanity all night long, follow these guidelines:
June 26 - July 4 is Eye Safety Awareness Week
90% of occupational eye injuries could have been prevented if the victim was wearing eye protection. If you workers are reluctant to wear eye protection, ask them what their lives would be like if they lost their vision.