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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 2017 American Housing Survey found that 52.9 percent of U.S. homes have a prepared emergency evacuation kit and 58.6 percent have an emergency water supply. September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) –are you ready? NPM is meant to encourage emergency planning for families and communities to prepare for a potential disaster. The 2019 theme is Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters. This year, FEMA has set a campaign that emphasizes unique aspects…

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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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