Category Archives: Property & Casualty

RMSC Safety Sentinel- December 2016

Safety Sentinel – December 2016 Carbon Monoxide – Hazard Overview Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless odorless and tasteless gas that is toxic when inhaled into the lungs and acts as a chemical asphyxiate. Carbon Monoxide is virtually undetectable and can overcome workers without warning.  It is a common atmospheric hazard resulting from the incomplete […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter- November 2016

Winter Driving Refresher Winter is approaching and now is an opportune time for some refresher training concerning the hazards of driving in Winter.Time spent reviewing winter defensive driving tips will possibly help from becoming involved in a collision.  All drivers can benefit from being reminded of the hazards and exposures they will face this Winter. […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel- November 2016

Safety Sentinel – November 2016 Driven to Distraction – How to Prevent Distracted Driving Motor vehicle collisions account for nearly 25% of all fatal occupational injuries and are the leading cause of work-related deaths. On average, an injury-related motor-vehicle collision costs employers $175,000 per occurrence.  The National Safety Council estimates at least 24% of collisions […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – October 2016

Safety Sentinel: October 2016 Lockout/Tag-out Errors: “The Fatal Five” Lockout/tag-out refers to a series of procedures designed to keep employees safe while servicing or performing maintenance on machinery or other energized systems (i.e. electric, hydraulic, etc.) This handout outlines common lockout/tag-out errors, as well as employee attitudes which can contribute to these oversights.  All employees […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – September 2016

September 2016 Responding to Electrical Exposure Incidents Contact with low voltage electricity or lightning is often the cause of an electrical injury, usually a burn. The electrical current needs to be broken before help can be given.  If the casualty has been thrown by the current there may be a fracture; if unconscious the heart may […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – August 2016

August 2016:  Merging Carefully onto Highways Merging onto a congested highway can potentially be a dangerous task, especially when we consider the unpredictable behavior of the other driver. We need to stress to our drivers how to merge safely onto busy highways, by driving defensively and taking precautions to prevent collisions when merging. A Key […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – July 2016

July 2016: Railroad Crossings About Every 3 Hours a Person or Vehicle Is Hit By a Train In 1972, when the Railroad Industry established Operation Lifesaver, there were approximately 12,000 collisions between trains and motor vehicles annually. By 2014, according to preliminary statistics, the number of train/motor vehicle collisions had been reduced by about 81%. […]

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