By Chad Engle, Loss Prevention Manager and Safety Specialist

I have exciting news to share about this year’s Money for Minutes program. The Money for Minutes program has grown from the original two $500 awards to ten $500 awards last year, to this year’s nine $500 awards and one outstanding effort award of $2,500 for the member safety committee that demonstrates the highest level of commitment to combating claims through their safety and loss prevention activities to include, but not limited to, their use of NIRMA’s Best Safety Practices for Members, employee training, and NIRMA conference and seminar attendance.

The Money for Minutes qualifying criteria remain the same:

  1. Conduct and least one safety committee meeting per quarter during the calendar year.
  2. Investigate and discuss all incidents, events, injuries and accidents and make recommendations about how to prevent recurrence of similar incidents.
  3. Submit minutes from each meeting, containing the loss prevention recommendations, to NIRMA for review.

All county or agency safety committees that meet the requirements listed above will be eligible to win one of the ten Money for Minutes awards. Nine of the $500 awards will be determined by a random drawing from the qualified committees. The $2,500 outstanding effort award will be determined by a review of each qualified committee’s activities over the calendar year. The deadline to submit your county or agency’s minutes is January 31, 2025. If you feel that your county or agency’s safety committee could use some assistance, please let me know and we can set up a visit. As always, I can be reached at 1.800.642.6671 and