PPE, does that include shorts?

By K C Pawling, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist Well, it’s time again for the annual question from road departments. “Are we allowed to wear shorts during the summer months”? This is a question that I was asked frequently as a Highway Superintendent and now...

Give the Trucks a Second Look

By K C Pawling, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist As I am traveling Nebraska facilitating the requested NIRMA trainings, I am noticing increased construction season activity. In addition to the highway work zones popping up, I am noticing more heavy equipment...

Upcoming construction season, make it a safe one

By K. C. Pawling, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist As I am writing this, I heard the weather forecast for this week. It is forecast to be in the 70’s here in the central part of the State for a couple days this week. I would guess that it would be the same...

Tree and Brush Removal

By K. C. Pawling, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist The winter months at Highway Departments are a great time to have department employees focus on areas of responsibility other than the usual driving surface maintenance. One of the areas that gets a little...

Road Department Winter Preparedness

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist Winter weather and snow is right around the corner. NIRMA receives numerous claims including worker’s compensation, property damage, etc. from accidents related to snow and ice storms. Road department employees...
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