Stressed and Exhausted?

By K C Pawling, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist These last few weeks have been a challenge for many of the State’s counties and municipality road and street crews. I know that I do not have to tell many of you this, because you are living it. My oldest son...

Focus on a Safer 2024

By K C Pawling, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist Loss leader reports are one of the tools used by the Loss Prevention Team at NIRMA. “Loss leaders” are the most frequently submitted type of claim that we receive from members during a specified period of...

Are Your Signs Larger Than They Appear?

By K C Pawling, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist County road departments must install and maintain signs according to the latest edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). I understand with the 864 pages in the MUTCD someone could get...

Please, Manage the Risks

By K C Pawling, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist I’m writing this about two weeks after a local (to where I live) NDOT employee was fatally injured by a vehicle while responding to a call which involved cleaning some corn gluten off a State highway. County...

ARE YOU MISSING THE SIGNALS?

By K C Pawling, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist While being a highway superintendent or even just a road crew employee I rarely took the time to step outside my little box I was living in to see a larger picture. I would get so focused on the tasks at hand...

Is the convenience going to cost you?

By K C Pawling, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist I believe we can all agree that convenience comes with a cost. It might be microwave food that may or may not be good for us. Maybe it’s the fast-food restaurants seemingly on every corner in town, or even the...