HERE ARE SOME SAFETY TIPS TO KEEP IN MIND  WHEN DECORATING YOUR BUSINESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS…

•    Consider hiring a contractor for unusually dangerous installations such as locations which require work over large atriums, roof tops and leading edges subject to falls greater than 6 feet from the walking surface. Be sure to obtain certificates of insurance, including a hold-harmless agreement, from a sub-contractor to verify insurance coverage for workers compensation and general liability.
•    Refrain from using inappropriate substitutes for ladders, such as an unstable chair or box to reach overhead areas.
•    Electrical fixtures must be UL listed, be in good condition and not subject to damage and or overheating.
•    Use caution when selecting the area to display decorative lights. Consider displaying decorations in low traffic areas and avoid creating a trip/fall hazard with light strings and/or extension cords.
•    Be sure to consult with local authorities regarding laws which prohibit the use of live trees in-doors within public places of assembly. In some jurisdictions the use of live trees for display or electrical lights is not permitted.

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