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We're dedicated to protecting what's important to you, and ensuring the future of your organization. Enjoy these safety tips from our experts so you can focus on what matters most.

A Look Ahead at 2018 Safety Trends & Risks for Churches Being There A Look Ahead at 2018 Safety Trends & Risks for Churches A lot can happen in a year, that’s for sure. While 2017 proved that things can change in an instant, there are trends and indicators that can prepare us for the most successful year yet. Here, the GuideOne risk management and loss control... Read More
Church Security: You Ask, We Answer Shared Values Church Security: You Ask, We Answer Although churches are often viewed as safe havens, they can be vulnerable to devastating violent acts, just like other businesses and organizations. Identifying the warning signs of a violent situation, knowing the best practices for... Read More
Holiday Service Safety Considerations Planning Ahead Holiday Service Safety Considerations Christmas services are among the highest-attended services of the year, presenting an exciting opportunity to celebrate and worship with a larger audience. With the increased number of services and attendees, you’ll want to make safety a... Read More
How to Prepare for the Possibility of Violence Planning Ahead How to Prepare for the Possibility of Violence A church is often viewed as a safe haven. Not only by the congregation members, staff and volunteers, but by the community it’s a part of.  However, today’s reality proves that shootings and violent outbreaks are more commonplace and... Read More
Avoid an Allergy Nightmare on Halloween Planning Ahead Avoid an Allergy Nightmare on Halloween Ghosts and ghouls may not be the scariest things this Halloween season. Researchers estimate that 1 in every 13 trick-or-treaters ringing your doorbell this year will have a food allergy. For some children, even the smallest interaction... Read More
Details Matter: What You Need to Know About Liability Release Forms Planning Ahead Details Matter: What You Need to Know About Liability Release Forms Your organization likely sponsors a variety of exciting activities, including trips. Ensure full participation and minimal risk in all of your activities by having each participant sign a carefully worded assumption of risk and release of... Read More
You Asked, We Answered: Minimizing Athletic Risks Webinar Q&A Being There You Asked, We Answered: Minimizing Athletic Risks Webinar Q&A In last week’s webinar, “Minimizing Athletic Risks: Protect Your Student Athletes and Your School,” Senior Risk Manager Brian Gleason dove into the ever-so-popular topics related to school-sponsored athletics and the risks associated with... Read More
Storm Safety Resources Being There Storm Safety Resources Hurricane season has officially reached the halfway point, and this year's active season has already caused much devastation.

Whether you're dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, are bracing yourself for Hurricane Irma, or... Read More

Team Up With Your Local Law Enforcement Being There Team Up With Your Local Law Enforcement A regular police presence at or near your school, church and/or local neighborhood is a valuable crime-prevention strategy. In schools specifically, it can disrupt trouble spots that interfere with students traveling to and from school,... Read More

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