Category Archives: Property & Casualty

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 […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – May 2017

Safety Sentinel – May 2017 Beat the Heat – What You Need to Know About Heat Stressors When the body is unable to cool itself through perspiration, serious heat illnesses occur.  Two important heat-related illnesses include heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  If proper actions are not taken to treat heat exhaustion, the illness could progress […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – April 2017

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) along with a variety of public safety and law enforcement agencies across the nation are raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving this month. The NHTSA’s U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign will […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – April 2017

Safety Sentinel – April 2016 Fall Protection Basics Each year slips and falls are designated as a leading cause of serious injuries in the workplaces.  It only takes one mistake, one misstep, one lapse of judgement – the repercussions of a serious fall from elevation can last a lifetime or even take a worker’s life […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – March 2017

Avoid Pothole’s and the Damage they Cause It’s a bumpy road out there — have you noticed? Across the nation, streets are riddled with potholes. And many drivers don’t realize just how much damage these irksome mini-craters can cause. AAA recommends the following measures to help protect vehicles from pothole damage: Inspect Tires — Make […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – March 2017

Safety Sentinel – March 2017 Forklift Safety Refresher Course From the traditional rider-forklifts to specialized order pickers, walk-behinds, and very-narrow-aisle lifts nearly every manufacturing and warehousing operation uses forklifts somewhere in the process to move materials within their facility.  Ensure safe forklift operations at your facility by adhering to the following guidelines spelled out below. […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel- February 2017

Safety Sentinel – February 2017 Aerial Work Platform – Best Practices The typical boom-lift and scissor-lifts available for purchase or rent nowadays has two sets of controls. One set is installed in the work basket or platform, and are used by the operator during normal operations. However, there is a second set of controls installed […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel- January 2017

Safety Sentinel – January, 2017 OSHA’s New Slip and Fall Rules Employers in nearly every industry now face new stringent federal rules governing slip and fall prevention that until recently applied only to the construction industry. Most of the new requirements go into effect on January 17, 2017; but bewilderingly, some of the requirements on […]

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