Category Archives: Property & Casualty

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%. […]

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 […]

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