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Choosing an Effective Hand Sanitizer

Anthea Healthy Living

Hand hygiene is an important response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends washing hands with soap and water. If those aren’t available, using a hand sanitizer can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs. Even if hand sanitizer is hard to locate, it is not recommended that people make their own product, as there’s …

How to Safely Use Video Conference Software

Anthea Business Development

The COVID-19 pandemic has led many organizations to rely on video conferencing technology to conduct meetings and stay connected. However, the increased use of video conferencing technology also means increased cyber risks. For example, cyberattackers who gain access to a conference room can: Listen in and gather confidential information to sell or exploit. Disrupt the meeting with inappropriate materials. Trick …

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Bridging the Gap Between Remote and On-site Employees

Anthea Business Development

As we look into what the workplace will look like post-coronavirus, the reality for many employers may involve supporting a geographically distant workforce. Some employees may be returning to an on-site work location, while others will be working remotely longer-term, or even permanently. Teams comprised of both remote and on-site employees may not only be the current reality—but the new …

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6 Tips for Fall Driving

Anthea Auto

Each season presents unique driving circumstances, and autumn is no different. Consider these driving tips to stay safe on the road this season: Be mindful of leaf piles. Leaves on the road can be dangerous. When leaves are wet, it can be comparable to driving on ice—so take it slow. Be careful on bridges. It’s important to reduce your speed …

Supporting Employees’ Caregiving Responsibilities Post-coronavirus

Anthea Business Development

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, daycares and schools shut their doors. Months later, even as many child care centres reopen, many parents continue to juggle caregiving and work responsibilities. In fact, according to a recent survey, 60 per cent of parents report that they’ve had no outside help with child care during the pandemic. Balancing work and caregiving responsibilities …

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Managing Your Post-coronavirus Reputation

Anthea Business Development

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting businesses, both small and large, across the globe. Businesses have had to drastically adjust their operations. Once the threat of the coronavirus declines, your business may be ready to open up and return to normal operations. Whether your business had to close its doors or you had to set up …

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Deciding Who Should Continue to Work From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Anthea Business Development

As businesses across the country continue reopening and the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19 cases looms, employers are facing difficult decisions regarding work-from-home arrangements. Some employers are opting to extend work-from-home arrangements until next year, others are asking all employees to return to the office and some are offering a hybrid of the two models. For employers that …

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How to Prepare for a Power Outage

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

You can’t control the weather—but you can take proactive safety measures to protect your family and home against the threat of power outages. Consider these tips: Invest in a home generator. A portable backup power source can keep critical equipment like refrigerators, sump pumps and air conditioners running during a blackout. Utilize surge protectors. A UL-listed surge protector can safeguard …

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Sorting Out Coronavirus Fact From Fiction

Anthea Health Insurance

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, people were fighting misinformation about health conditions, vaccines and treatments online. With the pandemic constantly evolving, it may be hard to keep up and understand what’s factual and what is fake. It’s important to be up to date on COVID-19 guidance to understand your local regulations. Misinformation continues to spread about topics like at-home treatments, …

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How to Protect Your Eyes at Work

Anthea Business Insurance

According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 700 Canadian workers experience work-related eye injuries each day. These injuries can stem from a variety of hazards—including projectiles (e.g., dust, metal or wood), chemicals, radiation, blood-borne pathogens and even electronic devices. Nevertheless, eye doctors confirm that utilizing proper safety precautions can help prevent or reduce the severity of 90 per …