October 2014
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The topic this month is Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Week is October 5 - 11, 2014. We have available the following resources for your safety information and to use at your location: a Loss Control Bulletin, a training presentation and quiz on "Fire Prevention", and an attendance sheet. Please share the Loss Control Bulletin and Fire Prevention Training Presentation with as many employees as possible within your organization. If there is someone else in your agency that should be getting this Loss Control Bulletin, please let us know so that we can add them to our distribution list!

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How are we doing?

There was a slight increase in the injury count for September. For the first quarter, the overall injuries are down about 50 injuries. Please review your injuries from the first quarter and implement corrective actions as necessary.

THANK YOU! for your Loss Control, Loss Prevention, and Safety efforts. Remember that 90+% of the injuries are preventable.  No injury is acceptable or part of the job.  If we can help you with your safety training, please contact us at


Topic of the Month:

Fire Prevention

The 2014 National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) National Fire Prevention Week is October 5 – 11.  This year’s theme is: “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives”.  Smoke alarms play a key role in home and workplace fire safety.

Click here for fire safety fast facts from the NFPA website.

Safety Photo of the Month:

Fire Protection Sprinklers
Since I was in fire service in an earlier life, I never even thought of using a sprinkler head as a hanging point.  I saw these stickers at a hotel I was staying at this month, so it must be a bigger issue.

Safety Tip:
  • Do not use sprinkler heads or the water supply piping to hang or support other items.
  • Maintain at least an 18 inch clearance from the sprinkler head so that the sprinkler can do its job and function properly should a fire occur.
                                        C.G. Lawrence, 
                                       Chief Loss Control and Safety Officer
"How's My Driving” Summary
for September 2014

The following link is a summary of the "How's My Driving" calls for the month of September 2014.  Of the 225 reports received this month, over 8% (18) of the "How's My Driving" responses received were compliments.  Speeding continues to be the leading reason for the calls.
Driver Awareness Training

DOAS-RMS Loss Control has been working with Fleet Management on Driver Awareness Training and it has been going well; with over 1,000 people trained.  Please contact if you have an interest in having this training at your location.
Risk Management Services

Wade Damron, Director
C.G. Lawrence, Chief Loss Control and Safety Officer
Hiram Lagroon, Chief Loss Control and Safety Officer
Sharlene Jones, Loss Control Program Assistant
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