By Chad Engle, Loss Prevention and Safety Specialist

I am very excited to announce that NIRMA has expanded our online loss prevention resources by increasing the number of Online University courses, the number of Toolbox Talks and offering several of our inspection and investigation forms and checklists online. All these resources are provided at no cost to NIRMA members and should be up on the website by Monday, May 10th.

NIRMA Online University – New Courses Available to Members

The Online University courses focus on driving safety. With gatherings still being limited this is another excellent method to provide safe driving training to your employees. All that is needed is a computer with internet access. Someone within the county or agency will need to create an admin account with Local Gov U.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Driving While Distracted
Driving Safety for First Responders Dump Truck Safety
Advanced Defensive Driving Techniques

Visit NIRMA Online University

NIRMA’s Toolbox Talks – New Subjects Available to Members

It is my goal to continue to add relevant toolbox talk topics as they become available. These topics are intended to be useful to any county or agency department or employee. They are intended to assist supervisors in starting conversations about safety related topics.

Aerial Lift Safety Personal Protective Equipment
Carbon Monoxide Procedures After an Auto Accident
Cold & Flu Prevention Severe Weather
Cold Related Illness Prevention Shop Housekeeping
Deer – Vehicle Collision Speaking Up For Safety
Distracted Driving Prevention Storage Tips
Drowsy Driving Take Your Time For Safety
General Ergonomics Trash Handling
Hearing Loss Prevention Utility Knife Safety
Needle Sticks and Sharps Injuries Vehicle Ergonomics

Visit our Toolbox Talks page for all training topics.

NIRMA Inspection Forms and Checklists – Now available Online

When I meet with new Safety Committee Chairpersons and perform safety committee assessments, I provide them with copies of these inspection and investigation forms. It just made sense to make them available online as well. I will still provide them when meeting with safety committee folks, but feel free to download them as needed to assist you in performing your regular documented workplace inspections.

  • Agricultural Society Inspection
  • Courthouse-Office Inspection
  • Road Dept. Shop Inspection
  • Incident/Accident/Injury Investigation Form
  • Non-employee Report Form
  • Near Miss Incident Report Form
  • Incident-Injury Investigation Checklist

Visit the NIRMA Inspection Forms and Checklists page to download.

As always, please contact me with any questions you may have. I can be reached at and 800.642.6671. Take care.