AAGR Quarterly Retail Safety E-News

January 2014

The Association of All Great Retailers (AAGR) is a Farmers Insurance Workers Comp safety group dedicated to serving, promoting and protecting California retailers. Our mission is to provide the resources and tools that will assist our members in achieving their safety and business goals.  Optional Lin

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AAGR Website Has a New Look
Have you visited the new AAGR website?  If not, please take a few moments to visit.  You'll find important safety information, retail business news, and the ability to renew your membership online.  
10 Cyber Security Tips for Small Businesses
Broadband and information technology are powerful tools for small businesses to reach new markets and increase sales  
and productivity. However, cybersecurity threats are real and businesses must implement the best tools and tactics to  protect themselves, their customers, and their data. 
Visit www.fcc.gov/cyberplanner to create a free customized Cyber Security Planning guide for your small business and visit www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect to download resources on cyber security awareness for your business. Click here to access ten key cybersecurity tips to protect your small business.
Fall Injury Prevention: There's an App for That
Falls are a persistent hazard found in all occupational settings. A fall can occur during the simple acts of walking or climbing a ladder to change a light fixture or as a result of a complex series of events affecting an ironworker 80 feet above the ground. According to the 2009 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 605 workers were killed and an estimated 212,760 workers were seriously injured by falls to the same or lower level.

But now there is a tool available for you on demand in your pocket- the NIOSH Ladder Safety App.  The app features a multimodal indicator and a graphic-oriented guide for ladder selection, inspection, positioning, accessorizing, and safe use.
Best of 2013: Top 10 posts on Retail's BIG Blog
NRF is the world's largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Whether it's important policy updates, event news or emerging industry trends - if it's happening in retail, NRF has covered it on Retail's BIG Blog. Before we jump in to 2014, take the opportunity to look at the NRF Retail's BIG blog's hottest posts of the year.  Click here