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Do We Need a Student Accident Plan?

Do We Need a Student Accident Plan?

Schools are buzzing with activity preparing for a new school year, and administrators, faculty and staff are focused on providing students a quality Christian education within a safe learning environment.    Christian Brothers Risk Management Services (RMS) has assisted many schools with the development of safety policies, and offers a variety of programs that focus on providing safe environments for students.  While safety training is essential for controlling risks, not all accidents can be prevented.  In fact, many school activities…

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Safe Driving Tips for Backing Up

Safe Driving Tips for Backing Up

Driving in reverse is an important skill and one that takes practice and expertise. Today, there are more drivers behind the wheel of larger vehicles, such as midsized trucks, minivans, cargo vans and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) than ever before.  This is very significant, as studies of back over accidents report that as the size of the vehicle increases, so does the likelihood of it being involved in this type of incident.    It is more difficult to perceive and…

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Drowsy Driving Places Everyone at Risk

Drowsy Driving Places Everyone at Risk

Summer may mean longer daylight hours, but too often, many of us are pushing through to our destinations, despite droopy eyelids, poor focus and little regard for safety. A study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that driving while drowsy is comparable to driving under the influence of alcohol. As with driving while impaired by alcohol, drowsiness makes drivers less attentive, slows reaction time and affects their ability to make sound decisions. Short-term memory can also suffer when…

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