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Raley, Watts & O’Neill Insurance

Since 1950, Raley, Watts & O’Neill has been serving the insurance needs of our clients. We started as a one person operation in Lexington Park, MD and are proud of our small town heritage. We have worked hard to maintain the fundamental principles of our roots while we have grown into a company that serves clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the United States and Internationally. We pride ourselves on getting it right and taking care of the needs of our clients. We simplify the insurance process and take the time to make sure each of our clients understand their options, what they are buying and where their money goes. Our committed staff has the expertise and extensive experience in a broad range of insurance products and services like Commercial, Personal, Bonding, Safety/Risk Management, Group Health, Life and Financial Services. We would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate to you how working with Raley, Watts & O’Neill is about more than just insurance; it is about a long term relationship. We always strive to never veer from our values – C.A.R.E

Seven Steps To A Safer Workplace

Gordon O’Neill Gordon O’Neill , 8/3/2016
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If you think of your business as a safe place, think again. Security experts recommend taking these precautions:

  1. Parking Lot Security/Lighting. Because crime flourishes in the dark, implement a "buddy system" to ferry workers to and from cars. Limit parking lot access and keep the lots - and your entire facility, inside and out - well lit during non-business hours. Entrance Area Safety. Keep a receptionist on duty at all times. Provide a registration system for visitors (even if they're dressed as service personnel). Have locks on doors and windows. Use badge or other photo ID systems, with frequent checks of entry codes. Never let employees prop open an outside door with a chair so it doesn't lock behind them during a break.
  2. Suspicious Activity. Urge employees to report anything suspicious around the building. Instead of allowing employees to open suspicious packages, give them to the authorities for search and disposal.
  3. Information Safety. Because it's increasingly easy for hackers or disgruntled employees to steal your organization's vital data, use updated security software with regular backups. Shred paper documents containing critical information when they're no longer needed.
  4. Equipment Security. Inventory critical equipment, hardware, and software. This is especially important as electronic devices keep shrinking in size. An inventory will also make it easier for your insurance company to process any claims if anything "goes missing."
  5. Employee Valuables. Provide secure places, such as lockable drawers and closets, for employee property. Valuables, especially those that reveal personal information, should be locked away during meetings or breaks.
  6. Safety Team. Have a group of managers and employees meet regularly with a set agenda.

To learn more, feel free to get in touch with our Risk Management specialists at any time.