Friday, November 2, 2018

HAND AND WRIST INJURY PREVENTION

Wrist and hand injuries accounted for 17% of WCF Insurance's claims in 2017. By recognizing hazards, using personal protective equipment, and following established safety rules and procedures, you can save your hands from injury and yourself from an unnecessary disability. 



Monday, October 15, 2018

Don't Forget to Get Your Boat Winterized

Freezing temperatures will be here before you know it. This is a friendly reminder to get your boat winterized.


Monday, October 8, 2018

National Fire Prevention Week

This week is National Fire Prevention Week. Please follow the below link for great info on fire prevention.

National Fire Prevention Week

If you have any questions or want more info please call our office at 435-674-2221 or you can visit us on our website at www.msiagency.com.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A Fall Checklist of 10 Things You Gotta Do Before Winter Sets In

At Main Street Insurance Agency we like to help our clients prevent future claims as much as possible. Here is a great article that has some ideas on some items to do before winter gets here.

A Fall Checklist of 10 Things You Gotta Do Before Winter Sets In

For more tips or to get a quote on home, auto, commercial, life or health please give us a call at 435-674-2221.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

September is life insurance awareness month. Here are a few myths about life insurance:

Myth: It’s too expensive.
Truth: Many people can be insured for the price of a daily cup of coffee.

Myth: I’m not old enough to need life insurance.
Truth: Anyone can get life insurance. The younger and healthier you are, the easier it is to get a life insurance policy at a cheaper rate.

Myth: I can get it later.
Truth: Age and health can make it tough to get the coverage you want. You may develop a condition that makes you uninsurable – or worse, you may fall victim to a tragic accident.

Myth: I don’t need life insurance.
Truth: Life insurance has many, many uses. It can cover bills, pay for funeral costs, replace income in a household, serve as an inheritance for a loved one, fund education goals for a child, provide an important and sizable donation to a charitable organization and so much more.

Give us at call at 435-674-2221 to talk to an insurance agent that can guide you through your questions about life insurance.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Ladder Safety

Most of us use ladders from time to time. However, few of us take time to review the basics of ladder safety. The following guidelines can help those who use ladders to do so properly and prevent injuries.
General Guidelines
• Avoid climbing unless absolutely necessary.
• Select the proper ladder for the job, (i.e., aluminum, wood, fiberglass, step, extension or a straight ladder). For instance, never use an aluminum ladder around electricity.
• Choose a ladder that fits the job. If ladders are too short, people will climb too high leaving them without proper handholds. Ladders that are too long are difficult to handle. They also tend to be erected askew and may be highly unstable.
• Never use a ladder for a purpose that it was not designed for.
• Inspect the ladder’s condition before use. Discard any damaged ladder.
• Wear slip resistant footwear.
Inspection
• Ladders should be inspected and documented by a competent person on a periodic basis. Items to look for should include:
-Any structural damage such as cracks, bends, kinks or distortions.
-All rungs are in place, secure and free of grease or oil.
-Safety feet are in good condition and functional.
-Any missing parts.
-Working spreaders.
Placement
• A ladder should not be placed in doorways, passageways or other locations where it can be disturbed.
• Make sure the ladder is set on a level stable surface.
• A non-self-supporting ladder should be placed at an angle of approximately 75̊. The distance from the wall to the foot of ladder should be about ¼ the ladder’s total length.
• When using a non-self-supporting ladder to access a point to where you will dismount, the ladder should extend at least 3 feet beyond the support point. The ladder should also be lashed as close to the support point as possible.
Climbing and Descending
• Face the ladder while climbing or descending and hold on to it with both hands.
• Always maintain at least a 3-point contact with either two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand.
• Keep centered on the ladder.
• Never lean beyond the side rails, or move, shift or extend the ladder while on it.
• Never climb past the second step from the top on a stepladder.
• Take one step at a time.
• If tools are needed, use a tool belt or a bucket attached to a hand line.
• Allow one person on a ladder at a time.
Please click here to learn more about OSHA's penalties.

Give Main Street Insurance a call at 435-674-2221 for more information on safety programs or you can e-mail us at info@msiagency.com.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Happy  Memorial Day

Thank you to all who have served and are serving our great country. We would not be able to enjoy the life we have without you.