By Chad Engle, Loss Prevention and Safety Specialist

Happy New Year! This will be NIRMA’s third year of funding two $500 Money for Minutes awards. These are for those member safety committees that conducted their quarterly meetings and submitted minutes for review that included prevention discussions about the incidents, accidents, injuries and claims that occurred.

As in years past, the deadline for submission of calendar year 2020 safety committee minutes is January 31st, 2021. As that falls on a Sunday you have until Monday, February 1st, 2021 to submit your committee’s minutes.

Unfortunately, it appears committee meeting numbers are down compared to earlier years. I think it is safe to say that we can attribute this the coronavirus and its social distancing requirements.

I have not received the official word for 2021’s Money for Minutes funding, but I’m fairly certain that it will be an ongoing program so get your first quarter 2021 safety committee meeting on the calendar and pick dates for the rest of the year. Having them on the calendar is one way to help ensure they are held.

I am looking forward to getting out and working with our membership in 2021. If you think it would benefit your committee, I would love to sit in on one of your meetings, give me a call and get it scheduled. I can always be reached at 800.642.6671 and