Five Low-Cost Ways to Inspire Driver Safety

The best way to avoid risk related to vehicle and driver safety is to avoid ever driving people and property to fulfill your mission! Yet that option is fantasy, rather than feasible, for nonprofits with U.S. and international operations. Most organizations believe in driver safety but expecting volunteer and staff drivers to memorize a voluminous … Continued

Driven to Distraction – Managing Risk on the Road

Talking on your mobile phone is not the only form of distracted driving. Join us to learn about what behavior distracts the driver and myths and tips for managing distracted driving at your nonprofit.

Get All Defensive: A Crash Course To Reduce Distracted Driving

Assuming you commute by car, how much behind the wheel bad behavior do you see in the course of a week? The low hanging rotten fruit is distracted driving from use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) for navigation, tunes, talk, or texting. How many incidents do you see involving corporate vehicles with identifying brands proudly … Continued

Salient Safety Resources

December 1, 2017 Explore this RISK eNewsletter focused on workplace safety. Whiteboard Wisdom Videos on Workplace Safety The NRMC team recently collaborated with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s Nonprofit Practice to develop a series of Whiteboard Wisdom videos on various workplace safety and risk topics. Watch the Whiteboard Wisdom videos focused on workplace safety: Workplace … Continued

Avoid Distracted Driving: Don’t Get Teary and Put Down Siri

This article is an excerpt from The Transportation Issue of our newsletter, Risk Management Essentials. Whether it is sending a quick text or recalling a very emotional memory or event, distracted driving is incredibly commonplace on roads throughout the United States and abroad. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes three primary varieties … Continued

Road Warrior Risk Reminders

By Emily Stumhofer “And when it’s time for leavin’, I hope you’ll understand… that I was born a ramblin’ man.” – “Ramblin’ Man,” Allman Brothers Band Summertime is filled with vacations, excursions and road trips of varying lengths. Some of us venture out for personal reasons, while others plan trips for the clients and consumers … Continued

Managing Transportation Risk in a Nonprofit

Whether your nonprofit owns a fleet of vehicles or simply requires staff members (or volunteers) to use their own cars for organization activities, you’ve got transportation risk. This Webinar explores a number of key topics within the field of transportation risk management, including vehicle safety, driver screening and supervision, maintenance and hot topics” in transportation. … Continued

Adopt a Total Ban on Personal Electronic Device Use While Driving

January 26, 2016 By Melanie Lockwood Herman Since we began offering free RISK HELP to our Affiliate Members in 2012, we have answered a wide array of risk questions–some highly unusual. Last week we received this quirky question from two incredibly different member organizations: should we adopt a complete ban on the use of personal … Continued

Insurance for Volunteer Programs

The following article is excerpted from Chapter 9 of No Surprises: Harmonizing Risk & Reward in Volunteer Management, 3rd Edition. Claims Against the Volunteer Fear of incurring personal liability for volunteer service isn’t uncommon among the estimated 90 million Americans who perform volunteer service each year. Volunteer board members may be targeted in suits alleging … Continued