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Fire safety on the job-site: Back to basics

Fire prevention and safety education is vital within every workplace. Regular drills, emergency training, and fire hazard awareness are accepted practices for offices, warehouses, and factories. The construction site, however, is a unique workplace setting with innately high fire risk—and potentially significant devastation. Michael Faith, Risk Management Consultant at Builders Mutual and a Certified Fire […]

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Christmas Light Safety Do’s and Don’ts

Strands of sparkling holiday lighting make your home feel merry and bright, especially on a gloomy December day. However, if installed incorrectly, they have the potential to damage your home or electrical system. Before you grab your ladder and boxes of lights, review our list of do’s and don’ts for hanging holiday lighting strands safely. […]

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What Are Surety Bonds?

A surety bond is a promise to be liable for the debt, default, or failure of another. It is a three-party contract by which one party (the surety) guarantees the performance or obligations of a second party (the principal) to a third party (the obligee). There are two broad categories of surety bonds: (1) contract […]

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Thanksgiving Safety Check

Thanksgiving is a time to gather around the dinner table in the company of family and friends and be thankful for all that you have. Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, with unattended cooking as the leading contributing factor. Keep your holiday full of laughter and fun by following these safety tips. […]

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Widener Insurance Agency is a 2021 Winner!

Have you heard the news?! Widener Insurance Agency, Inc. is a winner of the 18th Annual Johnson City Press Readers’ Choice Awards in all four categories: Auto, Home, Business, and Life! Since 1934, the Johnson City Press has served readers in Northeast Tennessee with daily news, sports and features, and advertisers with multiple avenues to […]

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Summer Driving Tips

“This year will be the summer of the road trip,” said Aldo Vazquez, public relations spokesman for AAA. With trends showing that travel by planes, trains, ships and buses will decrease, the favored mode of transportation for travelers this summer will be by car. July and August are two of the deadliest months for summer […]