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What hazards do animals in aquariums face? In addition to OSHA codes, what other standards should shoe manufacturing plants follow to protect their workers? What is the least hazardous finish to use on a bowling lane?

If you are an underwriter or risk manager and need concise, in-depth answers to these and other questions, A.M. Best offers:

Best's Underwriting Guide (BUG) reports, which cover hazards for nearly 600 different industries with in-depth and heavily detailed examinations of business operations — including a "heads up" list for specific areas of concern. Be prepared with accurate underwriting research to ensure you know what to look for and the right questions to ask.

Best's Loss Control Manual (LCM) reports, which describe the hazards present in a wide variety of industries and municipal services. Each report includes a description of the industry, on-site inspection checklists to identify exposures and loss controls, and a Hazard Index chart that quantifies the degree of liability in relevant lines of insurance.

Have a suggestion regarding an existing report, or a suggestion for a new one? Send requests to A.M. Best's Underwriting & Loss Control editors.

Note: The information in these reports has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of each report's publication; however, no responsibility is assumed by A.M. Best for loss or damage resulting from use of the information contained herein.


Updated reports on Beauty Salons and Barbershops, Locksmiths, and Credit Counseling Firms are all available in BUG and LCM. Subscribers can read about these and nearly 600 other businesses, industries, and municipal services.

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