Category Archives: Property & Casualty

RMSC Safety Sentinel – July 2016

July 2016 – Compressed Air System Hazards Use of compressed air to power equipment and tools is quite common at many shops and construction sites. Though a great deal of attention can be placed on hazards associated with the equipment, oftentimes little thought is given to the piping system and hoses which are used to […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – June 2016

Modern Roundabouts June 2016 Roundabouts, traffic circles or rotaries have been used across the country for a number of years. Only in the last few years has there been national attention and direction provided on a federal level on the design and implementation of modern roundabouts. Whether you like them or not, we are going […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – June 2016

June 2016 – 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 to heat stroke – possibly […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – May 2016

May 2016 – First-Aid Series: Wounds and Bleeding From motor vehicle collisions, to power tool mishaps – many different workplace injuries will result in wounds and bleeding.  Knowing how to respond properly to a bleeding wound is a critical skill for all first-responders. A wound is a break in the skin that allows blood to […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – May 2016

Is Your Seat Belt Fastened? National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization May 16 – June 5, 2016 (Paid Advertising) May 23 – June 5, 2016 (Enforcement Period) Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among those aged 1-54 in the U.S. More than 2.2 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – April 2016

April 2016: Factors in Avoiding a Collision The position of the other vehicle The other driver’s actions The defensive action you can take   Ahead (moving or standing) Slowing down Stopping Rolling back Maintain safe following distance (car/van – at least three seconds, truck – at least four seconds for speeds under 40 m.p.h. Add […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – April 2016

April 2016 The U.S. Department of Labor first highlighted the health hazards of respirable crystalline silica in the 1930s, after a wave of worker deaths. (See “Hawk’s Nest Tunnel Tragedy” in West Virginia – widely considered America’s worst industrial disaster.) The department set standards to limit worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica in 1971, when […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – March 2016

March 2016: Material Handling Mastery One of the standard suggestions for preventing back injuries is to use material handling aids rather than lifting manually. But nothing is risk-free, including dollies, hand trucks, and even ropes and strapping. So it’s vital to know and follow safety procedures that can prevent back injuries and keep the loads […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – March 2016

March 2016 Attitude What is the most important difference between a good, accident-free driver and an average or poor driver? After a driver has acquired the knowledge and skill necessary to handle a vehicle and the judgment attained from years and miles of experience, the single most important factor in being a safe driver is […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – February 2016

February 2016: Dealing with Cold Stress Here are some reminders about dressing for the weather and staying strong, healthy, and safe this winter. Frostbite and Hypothermia – Hypothermia is a potentially fatal condition caused by loss of body temperature. – For example, exposed skin can start to freeze at just 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 degrees […]

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