Ergonomics

How to Avoid Ergonomic Injuries in the Workplace

Anthea Healthy Living

Did you know that October was  “Global Ergonomics Month”? That makes it a great time to get educated on ergonomic-related hazards that can cause musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal disorders can develop either suddenly or over time, often causing debilitating pain. If you’re a business owner, these ergonomic issues can mean increased time missed by your employees and reduced productivity. Top Causes of …

Advertising ROI

Is Your Advertising Working? [4 Steps to Make Sure It Is]

Anthea Business Development

In order for your organization to get the most out of its advertising efforts, it’s important to gather solid data. However, there’s no one, universally used method for measuring the effectiveness of advertising. Moreover, the advertising process can differ depending on your organization, industry and types of marketing strategies you employ. That’s why it’s important to follow these steps for …

home improvements

How to Avoid Scams when Doing Home Improvements

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

Remodels and other home improvements are an important part of being a property owner. When done correctly, these projects can add value to a home and make it more attractive to future buyers. Unfortunately, hiring a contractor to complete home improvement projects is not always simple. The average homeowner is often unaware of the average cost of materials and labour. …

Data Breach

3 Steps for Responding Quickly to a Data Breach

Anthea Cyber Crime

No company, large or small, is immune to a data breach. A data breach is any incident where personal identifiable information (PII) is stolen by an unauthorized individual. Examples of PII include, but are not limited to, credit card information, biometric records, payroll information, medical records and addresses. When a data breach occurs, it’s important for organizations to act quickly …

Educating Teens About Drinking and Driving

Anthea Auto

Drinking and Driving Don’t Mix It doesn’t matter how old you are, drinking and driving is a recipe for disaster. Alcohol was a factor in the deaths of more than 1,200 Canadian road users in 2003. Disturbingly, young drivers are the worst offenders. Recent statistics show that 56% of all drinking and driving incidents are caused by people between the …

Equifax Data Breach

Are You Impacted by the Equifax Data Breach?

Anthea Cyber Crime

Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States, was recently the victim of a massive cyber attack—an attack that may have compromised the personal information of 143 million people. Impacted individuals were not simply limited to the United States either, as the hackers gained unauthorized access to personal information of certain Canadian and U.K. residents. Initial …

Condo Insurance

Are You Covered By Your Condo Corporation’s Insurance?

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

The proper insurance is critical for those that own or are looking to own a condominium (sometimes referred to as a strata). However, understanding how condo coverage works is not always a straightforward process. To protect their investment, condo owners must purchase coverage (also known as condo or unit owner insurance) that works in conjunction with a condo association or …

Flood

Are You Prepared for a Flood?

Anthea Personal Interest

Flash floods can occur within minutes of excessive rainfall, a dam or levee failure, or a sudden release of water held by an ice jam. Overland flooding, the most common type of flooding event, typically occurs when waterways, such as rivers or streams, overflow their banks as a result of rainwater or a possible levee breach and cause flooding in …

Wind Damage

8 Steps for Controlling Windstorm Damage

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

Homeowners can suffer a tremendous amount of damage from windstorms and hurricanes. Before a storm hits, homeowners can reduce their exposure to these losses by protecting their roof, windows, entry doors and garage doors. And while other parts of the world may be more likely hit by hurricanes and tornados, we’re not immune to them in Canada. Just take a …