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...

Fuel Storage Tanks

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office – Fuel Storage Division Rules and Regulations You may not remember but in December of 2015 at the Winter Highway Superintendents Association meeting, this topic was...

Dead End Roads and County Liability

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist Dead end roads mean just that! The road ends with no outlet. Unfortunately, many counties do not have their dead-end roads properly signed or barricaded. NIRMA has paid numerous claims over the years due to the...

Fencing and County Roads

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist Fences are important to let cattle graze safely. But it is a problem for counties when fences are placed next to county roads on the county’s right-of-way, or worse yet, across a county road. Nebraska...

Utility Permits

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist NIRMA continues to receive tens of thousands of dollars of claims from utility companies involving county maintenance and construction damage to underground utilities in county right-of-way. The recent NIRMA...
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