Category Archives: Property & Casualty

RMSC Safety Sentinel – November 2017

Thermal Burns Thermal burns can result from construction activities like welding or cutting, maintenance or cleaning tasks, and commercial kitchen and restaurants operations. Thermal burns are very different from electrical burns and must be treated accordingly. This handout will address thermal burns in some detail and provide background information and guidance on treatment of these […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – September 2017

September 2017 Electronic Logging Device Logging is Around the Corner The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is requiring Electronic Logging Device (ELD) compliance beginning December 18, 2017. As the deadline approaches, drivers and fleet managers are seeking clarification on whether or not the new law applies to their operations and, if so, how to […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – September 2017

September 2017 Understanding Arc Flash Two maintenance workers respond to a co-workers request for help. They begin to troubleshoot a component of the factory’s electric system. They need the power on in order to identify where the problem begins. Suddenly an improperly stored item falls into the electric cabinet and causes an arc flash. The […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – August 2017

  August 2017   Arc Welding Hazards Welding processes are ubiquitous in today’s workplaces – both industrial and construction. In this edition of the RMSC Safety Sentinel we will outline the major safety hazards associated with welding and discuss some important control concepts. Fire Hazards Along with grinding and cutting – any welding application should […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – August 2017

  It’s Back to School Season As a Defensive Driver you want to Remember: “ Take In The Whole Picture “ What does this mean and how should a defensive driver respond? Comply with laws regarding designated cross walks, school zones and school buses. School zone signage and requirements, as well as speed limits, are […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – July 2017

Hand Tools Hand tools by definition are not powered by a secondary source. Instead they rely on the force, strength and skill of the user to function properly. Hand tools usually don’ get much consideration on the jobsite, but they should. The potential for injury from commonly used hand tools is always present. A broken […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – June 2017

Safety Sentinel – June 2017 Management Accountability for Safety Results Most organizations devote considerable time and effort in developing business plans that establish goals for revenue, production, quality and customer satisfaction among others. The development of business plans generally involves input from numerous individuals and departments. The plan details what role each department and individual […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – June 2017

Five Tips for Wet-Weather Driving Every year, an average of 5,748,000 vehicle crashes occur in the U.S., according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). One of the top contributors to this statistic is inclement weather. Of the nearly six million vehicle crashes that occur in the U.S., weather-related accidents account for 22% […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – May 2017

Bicyclists & Other Cyclist A total of 817 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2015. This represents a 13 percent increase from 2014 and the highest number of bicyclist deaths since 1995. In 2015, 88 percent of bicyclist deaths were those ages 20 and older. Deaths among bicyclists younger than 20 have declined 88 percent […]

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