The “Player Page” full of resources for NIRMA members from Michael Melnik, including his Energized Approach process, is now live!

Learn More: You Can Still View the Kickoff Webinar Recording

If you were unable to join the kickoff webinar on January 11, you can review the recorded version here to learn more.

To recap, Player Page is the website platform of the Energized Approach. It is customized for NIRMA members. Visit the Player Page to find a library of Michael Melnik’s short videos on safety-related topics that can be easily utilized in County Safety Committee meetings. You’ll also find information there about the Energized Approach process, which is especially useful for county leaders who want to formulate ways to accomplish specific safety-related goals, programs, or initiatives with a higher level of employee engagement and participation than ever before. Use these resources to develop an improved safety culture in your county or agency!

Watch Your Inbox for Biweekly Emails & Get Added if you Aren’t on the List

The first email introduction with a link to access these new Energized Approach resources was sent to NIRMA members via email on January 17. Moving forward, you can expect to receive a new email from “Energizing Your Safety Culture” every two weeks.

The starting distribution list for these biweekly emails includes all County board members, NIRMA Contact Persons, County Highway Superintendents, and County Safety Committee Chairpersons. But any member official or employee can join the list. To be added, just send an email with “sign me up” in the subject line to Michael at The emails may also be forwarded to others within your county or agency. NIRMA’s Loss Prevention Manager and Safety Specialist Chad Engle is also available to answer questions at or by phone at 402.742.9220.

How to Access the Player Page Resources

The Player Page for the Energized Approach is accessible only through the link in your bi-weekly emails, so that usage statistics can be collected. See above if you haven’t received any biweekly emails yet.  But if you lost or deleted one of them and just need a link to be re-sent to you, click here. In the top menu bar of this separate webpage, click on the “Resend Email/Link” tab and follow the steps outlined in the email you will receive to have the Player Page link quickly resent to you so that it is at the top of your inbox.

If you think your county’s network security settings may be blocking Michael’s emails from reaching your inbox, download the whitelisting instructions below. This is an instruction sheet to provide to your IT personnel that can be used to fix this problem.



Please also reach out to Michael at the email address above with any questions about how to use these resources, and to give feedback about the content on the Player Page. Our goals include hearing how you are using the resources and refining them to fit NIRMA member needs.

Quarterly Follow-Up Webinars – starting in March

Remember, Michael will also be hosting 4 additional quarterly webinars during the remainder of 2023 to reconnect with members about these resources and how they can be used.  These webinars will be held on the following dates and times:

Tues., March 28 at 10:00 am CST

Tues., June 20 at 10:00 am CST

Tues., Sept. 26 at 10:00 am CST

Tues., Dec. 19 at 10:00 am CST

Please mark your calendars. The Zoom link to join each webinar will be posted on NIRMA’s website under the Events tab.

We hope you enjoy access to this new value-added NIRMA member resource!