Keven Moore: Legionnaires’ Disease is rampant and deadly; businesses need insurance

Imagine for a minute you and your co-workers are sent to a 3-day work conference in Orlando, Fla. You return home and the next day you have a headache, chills, muscle pains and a high fever. After a couple of days your fever spikes to dangerous levels so you are rushed to the hospital. You wake up eight days later after going into a coma to find yourself on a ventilator fighting for your life. You...

Keven Moore: In wake of Sutherland Springs shooting, should you take a gun to worship?

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. In the wake of another horrific church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas where 26 people lost their lives and another 10 people were injured, Texas Attorney General later urged more people to bring guns to church, just hours after horrific mass shooting. The suggestion is that the only thing that stops a “bad guy” with a gun is a “good...

Keven Moore: Weighing the pros and cons of using standing desks in the workplace

For thousands of years, mankind spent most of their lives on their feet. But over the past hundred or so years, rapid technological advancements such as cars, machinery, robotics, TVs, computers, smartphones, etc. began chiseling away at physical activity. With technology now doing more of the heavy lifting, people are more sedentary than ever before. Think about it, back in the day our forefathers...

Keven Moore: Landowner liability during deer hunting season — be aware of the risks; be insured

With opening day of rifle season for deer hunters’ just days away, landowner liability is a great concern to many and can be a bit confusing, so I thought I would try and help clear the air. Being a recovering deer-hunting addict in the1 980’s and 1990’s, that often times jeopardized my marriage every October and November, I can relate to the overwhelming pull and attraction of being out in the...

Keven Moore: It’s muzzle loading season again — tips on how to avoid deer hunting accidents

It’s that time of year again where millions of men (88.1 percent) and women (11.9 percent) , begin to disappear and venture into the woods to hunt the all elusive whitetail deer. Deer season in Kentucky opened for bow hunters this past Sept. 2 and muzzle-loading season is scheduled to begin this coming weekend, Oct. 21-22. It’s been estimated that there are 16.5 million active hunters across the...

Keven Moore: What’s Kentucky’s most dangerous animal? If you’re behind the wheel, it’s a deer

The most dangerous animal in the state of Kentucky is not a rattlesnake or black bear. It is the docile, beautiful but-oh-so-deadly whitetail deer. That’s right. Run-ins with deer on roadways cause millions of vehicle accidents every year. It’s especially common in October, November and December, the peak of mating season. According to the Kentucky State Police, nearly 47 percent of all collisions...

Keven Moore: Some survival lessons we can all take away from the tragic Las Vegas massacre

Last Monday morning, we all awoke to the news of the Las Vegas massacre where 59 people were shot and killed, and another 527 people were injured while attending a Jason Aldean country music concert across the street from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Every time there is a mass shooting, pundits on both sides of the gun control debate come out in force. The fact is people with guns couldn’t...

Keven Moore: Utility linemen are also first-responders and heroes following a natural disaster

Imagine if you were a first-responder, where danger lurked at every turn, where you are expected to stand ready to respond to your country’s cry for help in a time of need, where on any given day you are required to pack up and leave your family behind, head into harm’s way without any kind of time-table for your return. No, I’m not talking about Seal Team 6, the National Guard, the police,...

Keven Moore: A symbol of relaxation, hammocks can prove to be dangerous if not properly used

Hammocks are synonymous with summer leisure, relaxation and to some retirement. They are a great way to relax in backyards, beaches or while camping in the woods, but what if I told you that a handful of people died every year while resting in a hammock? It’s true. Like with anything else, if you don’t use a hammock properly it can be extremely dangerous. On Aug. 1, 2017 a Northern Kentucky...

Keven Moore: Modern technology advances making speeders, traffic offenders think twice on the roads

It was inevitable with today’s advanced technology that our local and state police departments would catch on and make use of it to monitor and enforce traffic laws. Speed and red light cameras are showing up all across the United States. Even if you have the means to employ stealth technology, it’s likely Big Brother will always remain one step ahead. If you grew up in my generation, many...

Keven Moore: Hurricane Harvey a reminder of the importance of being prepared for a disaster

Many of us have watched in disbelief the torrential rainfalls in southeast Texas that followed after Hurricane Harvey hit the region this past weekend. Over the past several days, I have kept up with my stranded and recently retired step-brother David Sanford and his wife Joy, who happened to be on vacation in the Houston area visiting family. Initially, he felt that he was at a fairly safe distance...

Keven Moore: Surviving driving mayhem resulting from back to school traffic takes a little planning

Every August all across America, communities experience a phenomenon that I call the “Back to School Trafficitos.” This behavioral phenomenon began last week between the hours of 7-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m., when it magically seems that your community’s population doubled and every other driver has somehow lost the ability to operate a vehicle safely. There are many variables that come into play...

Keven Moore: Is the risk associated with Monday’s solar eclipse sufficient reason to close schools?

Local school officials have recently reached out to me as one of their risk control advisers to ask if they should cancel classes because of Monday’s Great American Solar Eclipse. How I would have longed for that call when I was in school. I’m pretty sure that I would have advised them to cancel the week before, the week of and the week after due to the “glaring” risks associated...

Keven Moore: Lessons on importance of having enough working smoke alarms hit close to home

On the morning of May 20, my childhood classmate Jeff Brown, his wife and two of their children died in a house fire in Lexington. According to reports, the fire started in the basement, where four of the five occupants later died from smoke inhalation. Luckily the oldest daughter, 13, sleeping in the bedroom the greatest distance from the fire, was able to escape through an open window and run to...

Keven Moore: Clear policy regarding personal use of company-provided vehicles a must for businesses

Personal use of company-provided vehicles has long been a perk that many businesses provide to their employees. In my business, one of the risk management controls that we check is the personal usage policy for company vehicles, one that sets guidelines governing who can use the company vehicle. But recently an increasing number of employees have been found to be using their company cars as a tool...

Keven Moore: Hitchhiking has mostly lost the glamour factor, but there are still ways to travel safely

Hitchhiking or thumbing or hitching is a truly unique form of traveling and continues to be popular in some places around the world. Yet essentially, you’re asking people, usually strangers, for a ride in their automobile, a situation that has the potential to provoke all types of real and imagined fears, depending on your personal experience. Hitchhiking across Europe, for instance, has been...

Keven Moore: Reflecting on three full decades of marriage, and sharing some advice with my children

Kevin and Liz Moore (Photo provided) This past Tuesday marked my 30th wedding anniversary. That equates to three full decades, or 10,950 days, or 262,800 hours, of living with the same person. In all that time, thankfully, I have never failed to recognize my anniversary. And I’ve been lucky enough to have remained married to the same beautiful person to whom I said “I do” back in 1987. As...

Keven Moore: When it comes to distracted driving, even police officers preach ‘do as I say, not as I do’

Distracted driving is a serious and escalating problem throughout the United States and when we think of distracted driving today most of us visualize cell phone or texting on a smartphone. Right? But little did we know that the very people that are commissioned with enforcing the distracted driving laws in our communities are some of the most egregious violators. It’s true, police officers are...

Keven Moore: Hard lessons from Grenfell Tower fire; shortcuts, outdated codes have consequences

The Grenfell Tower fire in west London that killed 79 people and injured another 74 people was heart-wrenching to watch on TV on the night of June 14. According to reports, it was the deadliest fire in Great Britain since World War II. The 43-year-old building housed approximately 600 people, contained 127 flats and had 227 bedrooms. Emergency crews were quick to arrive on the scene after being notified...

Keven Moore: Working from home doesn’t relieve employers from duty to provide safe environment

Thanks to evolving and improving technology, telecommuting from home has been a growing trend over the past two decades. It is defined as a work arrangement in which employees do not commute or travel by bus or car to a central place of work, such as an office building, warehouse or store. Telecommuters will use mobile telecommunications technology such as Wi-Fi equipped laptop, tablet or personal...