AZ Heat Awareness Week: Precautions for Summer Heat Exposure

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Summer in Arizona means only one thing — temperatures are on the rise. Working outdoors in the summer heat without proper precautions can be excruciating, and oftentimes, life-threatening. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some even die. Yet, we rely on outdoor workers in the construction, agriculture, transportation and emergency response industries all year long. Continue reading

Let’s Volunteer!

By Jill Maruca
Community Engagement Coordinator
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

As Community Engagement Coordinator for CopperPoint Insurance Companies, I’ve helped countless employees and executives find a charity partner to call home. If you’re ready to volunteer but don’t know where to start, try answering the following questions to determine your interests and availability. Soon, you’ll be ready to lend your time and talents to the nonprofit that’s just right for you. Continue reading

Making Strides for Type 1 Diabetes

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Catherine’s son has battled Type 1 Diabetes since he was 5. They will be walking together at the JDRF One Walk on April 28.

By Catherine Garfinkel
Human Resources Director
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

My son was diagnosed with Type I diabetes (T1D) in kindergarten. In those early days, my job as his mother was to learn how to care for him and keep him alive. Counting carbs. Blood sugar tests. Middle of the night pricks. Multiple insulin injections. It was a daily grind that was both frightening and exhausting.

Type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, is a relentless autoimmune disease that suddenly attacks the pancreas because the body does not produce enough insulin hormone to regulate blood sugar. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. Continue reading