Category: Safety


  • Preventing Pain from Pesky Potholes

    Let’s be honest – spring in Washington is less “April showers bring May flowers” and more “April showers bring May showers.” And with all that rain and wet comes potholes – a nuisance in your driveway and a danger on the road. Whether the roadway is asphalt or gravel, most potholes are formed when water collects […]

    May 2, 2018

  • 9 Ways to Spring Clean Your Health

    Spring cleaning is no small undertaking, but the benefits last for months. Here are a few things you can do to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health this spring – with minimal elbow grease! 1. De-clutter your space. It’s hard to have a sound mind without a peaceful environment. If you tend to collect […]

    April 17, 2018

  • Driving: It Pays to Pay Attention

    There are a lot of reasons to take driving seriously, and yet so many drivers these days are distracted. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you that safe driving is an activity that requires constant focus. Distractions come in many forms – a backseat temper […]

    April 12, 2018

  • So You’ve Got A Teen Driver…

    Kids grow up fast. It seems like just yesterday you were watching your child take their first steps – and now you’re watching them take their first drive in the family car. Getting a driver’s license is a big milestone for teenagers, but it’s perhaps a bigger one for parents. Not only is your little […]

    March 29, 2018

  • Don’t Flush Your Money Down the Drain

    If there’s a water leak in your home, it’s costing you. Whether it’s causing damage to your home or just your water bill, a leak in the house is best identified and fixed quickly. The most common types of leaks can be repaired by the homeowner at minimal cost, but only if they’re found before […]

    February 7, 2018

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    Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide—at Home and Work

    Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning—and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The numbers seem even more tragic when you consider that most of these deaths and illnesses are preventable. Here are tips from the Consumer Product Safety […]

    February 5, 2018

  • Make Windstorms A Breeze

    What a windy, stormy week it’s been! Wind presents a variety of challenges and dangers beyond just putting the ferries behind schedule. Learn what you can do to make winter windstorms easy breezy.

    January 24, 2018

  • Sharing Thanksgiving With Your Pup (Literally)

    The holidays put everyone in a giving spirit – but some things shouldn’t be shared with your dog! We’ve put together a list of healthy bites to sneak Fido while you’re cooking, and foods to avoid if you want to stay away from the vet. Foods to Share Turkey: Turkey is a wonderful, protein-packed treat for your dog, as long as it is boneless, skinless, and unseasoned. Pumpkin: Modest servings of plain canned pumpkin actually aid your dog’s digestion. Keep it handy year-round! Potatoes/yams: Cooked potatoes and yams are fine for pets to consume, as long as they aren’t full of dairy or spices. Apples: Before you sweeten and spice the apples for your pie, share a slice or two with your pup for a crunchy treat. Carrots: Satisfying and full of beta-carotene, vitamins, and fiber, raw (or cooked) carrots are a favorite for many dogs. Foods to […]

    November 22, 2017

  • Oh, Deer! Sharing the Road with Critters

    It may not be the most pleasant of topics, but it’s an important one to discuss. (See the infographic instead) The Washington State Department of Transportation reports nearly 3500 deer/elk-vehicle collisions annually – and almost half of those occur in October and November. Not only does it often result in the loss of the animal’s […]

    October 25, 2017