New Employee Orientation

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist Among the important items commonly found missing from the Internal Road Department Assessments conducted in 2017 and 2018 was information that should be presented to new hire employees. Many times, new hires in...

Road Project Bid Documents

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist Many counties begin preparing for the next construction seasons’ road and bridge projects in December and January. Knowing that, this topic was chosen for this month’s article to better assist our member...

Haul Road Agreements

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist NIRMA has received numerous calls this year on haul road agreements, many of which have been developed by the contractor. Contractors generally have their best interest in mind. Signing an agreement developed...

Winter Preparedness

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist Winter is right around the corner. NIRMA receives numerous claims including workers comp, property damage, etc. from accidents related to snow and ice storms. Road department employees work in all kinds of...

Shop Safety Audits

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist NIRMA has been conducting shop safety audits since shortly after its inception in 1988. Yet, there are still many counties that have not made the necessary safety improvements to better protect their employees....

School Bus Safety

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist August is National Back to School Month. School boards and staff are formulating plans on how to return students to school as safely as possible due to COVID-19. If schools do open the end of August, school...
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