Category: Safety

Workers Comp Costs in Oregon

Workers Compensation Insurance is mandatory in the state of Oregon. Therefore, every business owner must carry workers compensation insurance for their employees.  What most forget or are not aware of is that they can, with a little effort, control their workers comp costs more effectively by adding a solid Safety Program to the workplace. Makes […]

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Kids & Concussions: Know the Signs

Getting your kids involved with sports is a great way to keep them active and healthy. Unfortunately, there is often a price to pay for having them out there, especially when they play a contact sport (or even a traditionally non-contact sport). The number of concussions in kids sports has been increasing nationally for more […]

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Wildfire Season in Full Swing

It is wildfire season out here on the West Coast, and right now, it’s not looking so good. We’ve got fires raging all over the states of Washington, Oregon and California, and that has lead to some pretty poor air quality. According to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) wildfire smoke is made up of […]

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Foodborne Disease: Can we prevent it?

As consumers, we are sometimes at the whim of mother nature (and her distributors) as to whether or not we get a foodborne illness. Maybe you heard about that big outbreak of salomnellosis that occurred a few years ago. No one state in particular suffered more than any other, but the outbreak was spread throughout […]

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5 Articles That Prove Airbags Can Save Your Life

It is no secret that airbags save lives. In fact, since frontal airbags have been required in all vehicles beginning model year 1999, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) estimates that 28,000 lives have been saved by airbags. 40 percent of those were wearing seatbelts, while the other 60 percent were not. Side airbags […]

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A Reminder that Wildfire Season is coming

Smokey the Bear tells us that only we can prevent wildfires, and while that might not be 100% true (hello lightning strikes), it is still a great message. Wildfire season is upon us and we need to make sure that when we are out enjoying the great outdoors, we are doing so safely. So, let’s […]

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Changes in Oregon State Park Smoking Law

Here comes camping season, and if you are a frequent visitor to one of the many great state parks in Oregon then we have a new policy change that we here at Monte Johnson Insurance Services think you need to know about. As of the start to 2014, campers (and their visitors) are now only […]

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Preventing Heat Illness

Temperatures are heating up this week, which means it is time to review a few simple tips for keeping heat illness at bay. If you or your employees work outside in the sun, then listen up! This blog post is for you. What is heat illness? Heat illness occurs when your body temperature increases beyond […]

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Tornado Survival Tips

Oregon is a long ways from Tornado Alley. Out here, we’re far more concerned with the possibility of a blizzard or earthquake than we are with a tornado. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be prepared for the eventuality that one may hit. Do you remember the Aumsville tornado of 2010? To say that it […]

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