Keven Moore: The insurance industry is a career option — check it out and consider the possibilities

The year was 1993 and as a 29-year-old and I had just graduated from the Loss Prevention & Safety Master’s Program at Eastern Kentucky University. My wife and I had just driven to St. Louis for a job interview for Venture Department Stores and it had snowed 17 inches the night before the interview. The next morning I left plenty early not knowing for sure that I would make it to my destination,...

Keven Moore: Disaster preplanning matters to protect and find your family in aftermath of a disaster

What if a natural or man-made disaster happens and you are not with family? Will you be able to reach them? Where will they be and how will you be able to find them? How will you know if they are safe? How can you be able to let them know that you are safe? During a disaster, you will need to send and receive information from your family but more than likely the traditional means of communication...

Keven Moore: Even grocery shopping carts create some risk — so return yours to the shopping cart corral

The way American’s consumers shop today has been changing right before our eyes. Online shopping and online grocery shopping is the new trend and Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target, Krogers and all the home improvement box stores are constantly looking for ways to expedite the shopping experience and make it more convenient to the consumer. However as long as there are brick and mortar stores to visit, there...

Keven Moore: Relax ‘This is Us’ fans, ‘crock pots’ are generally safe — but here are some precautions

For those you who are “This Is Us” fans or in my case an involuntary forced viewer (by my wife), we were all a bit troubled to see the old hand-me-down crock pot catch the Pearson family kitchen on fire that eventually takes Jack’s life. Last week’s episode takes place during their Pittsburg Steeler Super Bowl Sunday, and Rebecca makes chili in an old used Crock-Pot that was gifted to...

Keven Moore: Flu season is here, widespread across nation, and its impact is dramatic and can be deadly

A new influenza (flu) season is upon us and it is widespread nationwide. Thirty-two states have experienced high flu patient traffic, making this year’s flu season the most hectic for hospitals since at least 2009. While the impact of flu varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in 9.2 million-35.6 million...

Keven Moore: Counting down the ‘Twelve Days of Risk-mas;’ here’s what you better watch out for!

The classic holiday song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is a cumulative song in which each verse describes a gift given by “my true love” on one of the 12 days of Christmas. You know, a partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves and so on. As you can probably tell by now, I see risk at every turn, and that would include in this song. For instance, with the price of gold these days,...

Keven Moore: How to outsmart porch pirates this holiday season — here are some helpful hints

It’s that time of the year again where many of us are in full swing Christmas shopping mode and are frantically trying to finish up our Christmas shopping. To avoid the mayhem of large and rude crowds, road rage Christmas shopping parking altercations or having to park in the back forty parking lot, many of us are instead scouring the internet these last final two weeks of Christmas just to keep...

Keven Moore: Truncated domes cause injuries and are unsafe, not at all what they were meant to be

Many of us have cursed these teeth rattling mine-fields called truncated domes, detectable domes, or tactical pavers while pushing a grocery cart out to our cars, wondering what genius thought that placing them in front of a grocery store or pharmacy was a good idea. We have our federal government to thank for these accident-prone obstacle courses that haunt the elderly many others dealing with balance...

Keven Moore: Legionnaires’ Disease requires extra protection against potential, big losses

In a recent column, I stressed the frequency that Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks still occur some 41 years later after 221 people were hospitalized and 34 people died from an outbreak that occurred at a Philadelphia convention for the American Legion; where the Legionella bacterium earned its name. This week I decided to emphasize the degree of risk that this disease poses for business owners, corporations...

Keven Moore: Get ready for Black Friday invasion, and protect yourself from hazards of shopping

The day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, is the biggest shopping day of the year, where people team up and devise coordinated invasion plans to get their hands on those doorbuster shopping deals and where elbows are flying as eager shoppers try to box out their opponents. It’s where well-organized families coordinate recon missions well in advanced to collect the proper Intel,...

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...