General Safety Topics

The information contained in the references below can be obtained by request of our policyholders by calling our Loss Control Department at (515) 473-3207, or email us using our contact form.


Commercial Auto

Fleet Tool Box Talks

  • Aggressive Driving
  • Backing Problems
  • Courtesy and Safe Driving
  • Drive Defensively
  • Driver Conduct at Accident Scene
  • Driver Fitness
  • Driving Emergencies
  • The Intersection Problem
  • To Be Seen Is Your Responsibility
  • Winter Driving...Skids...

Safety Briefs

  • Back-Up Alarms/Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • Cell Phones in Commercial Motor Vehicles Restricted
  • Combustible Dust
  • Commercial Driver License
  • CSA - Hours of Service
  • CSA Overview
  • Custom Applicator Driving Safety
  • Defensive Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Driver Owned/Leased Vehicles Used for Business Purposes
  • Entering and Exiting Trucks and Equipment
  • Flat Bed Cargo - Protecting Coil Steel
  • How to Avoid Accidents at Intersections
  • How to Avoid Deer and Other Animal Collisions
  • How to Avoid Lane Change Accidents
  • How to Avoid Rear End Collisions
  • Motor Vehicle and Equipment Theft
  • Preventing Injuries to Young Drivers
  • Safe Driving - Backing
  • Safe Operation of 15-Passenger Vans
  • Seat Belts
  • Unsafe Driving

Cellular Phone Safety & Driving

CSA 2010 and the Agricultural Industry

CSA 2010 - Step by -Step Instructions to Obtain US DOT PIN Number

DOT Compliance Manual

Motor Vehicle Safety Policy

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

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Liability - Products / Completed Operations

Animal Feed Quality Program

Construction Defect Claim Prevention

Five Keys to Safety Foods

General Guidelines for Custom Applications

Misapplication Alert

Dealing with Products Liability in the 21st Century

Safety Briefs

  • Chemical Application
  • Grain Conditioning
  • Protecting Perishables

Webinar - Misapplication Prevention

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Liability - General

Safety Briefs

  • Ambulance Services (Fire Prevention Checklist)
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Concrete Hazards - Premises Liability
  • Convenience Store Premises Liability Designs
  • Customer Safety at Retail Bakeries
  • Field Trips and Outings
  • Golf Course Customer Safety
  • Interior Slips & Falls - Premises Liability
  • Jobsite Security
  • Lawn Mowing
  • Lessors and Safety
  • Office Safety Self Audit
  • Playground Equipment - Premises Liability
  • Premises Hazards
  • Premises Liability - Downspouts
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls in Churches
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls in Convenience Stores
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls in Restaurants
  • Public Use of Community Facilities
  • Schools - Reducing Pesticide Exposures
  • Swimming Pools - Premises Liability
  • Volunteer Fire Department Performance Checklist

Bleacher Safety

Developing a Safety Plan - Liquor Liability

Guidelines for Retrofitting Bleachers

Jail Fire Safety

OSHA Laboratory Safety Guidance

Pool Safety

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Protection of the Public Around Construction Sites

Public Playground Safety Handbook

Winter Slip & Fall Safety Tips

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Safety Briefs

  • Ambulance Services (Fire Prevention Checklist)
  • Church - Cooking - Fire Safety Appliance and Fire Suppression Systems
  • Church Fire Safety
  • Combustible Dust
  • Common Electrical Hazards
  • Computer Security Tips for Small Business
  • Convenience Store - Cooking - Fire Safety Appliance and Fire Suppression Systems
  • Copper Theft
  • Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST)
  • Electrical Extension and Equipment Cords
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Safety and OSHA
  • Fire Sprinkler Maintenance and Operations
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids - Storage Cabinets
  • Freezing of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
  • General Kitchen Fire Safety
  • Golf Course - Cooking - Fire Safety
  • Hotel/Motel - Cooking - Fire Safety Appliance and Fire Suppression Systems
  • Housekeeping
  • Jobsite Security
  • Kitchen Safety Hazards
  • Lightning Protection
  • Machine Shop
  • Municipalities - Cooking - Fire Safety Appliance and Fire Suppression Systems
  • Roofing the Right Way:  Selecting a Commercial Roofing Contractor
  • Resorts and Campground - Cooking - Fire Safety Appliance and Fire Suppression Systems
  • School - Cooking - Fire Safety Appliance and Fire Suppression Systems
  • Spontaneous Combution Fires:  Laundry, Cotton Towels and Cooking Oils/Cleaners
  • Spray Booth Safety
  • Sprinkler Impairment
  • Static Electricity - Bonding and Grounding
  • Surge Protection
  • Synagogue Fire Safety
  • Welding, Cutting and Brazing

Arc Flash Safety

Business Essentials - Employee Theft Prevention

Flammable/Combustible Spray Operations

Grain Structural Alert!

Grain Structural Alert! Information & Checklist

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IIBHS)

  • How Work: Don't Let a Small Welding Job Result in Major Damage
  • Proper Maintenance & Timely Repair:  How to protect Your Business from Storm Damage
  • Protecting Commercial Facilities From Power Surges
  • Protection from the Top: The Importance of Commercial Rood Maintenance & Repair
  • Roof Drainage for Commercial Buildings: Preventive Maintenance of Gutters, Drains, and Scuppers
  • Roof Protection Begins at the Edge
  • Steps to Reduce the Risk of Tornado Damage in Commercial Structures


  • Firefighting Precautions at Facilities With Combustible Dust
  • Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout/Tagout
  • Laboratory Safety Guidance

Wood Frame Elevators and Lightning Protection

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Workers' Compensation

Safety Briefs

  • Backhoe & Excavator Machine Safety
  • Cold Stress
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Controlled Substances BASIC
  • Current OSHA Programs Grain Handling
  • Diesel Exhaust/Diesel Particulate Matter
  • Electric Belt Manlifts
  • Exercise and Streching in the Workplace
  • Flammable Liquids - OSHA Standard 2012 Update
  • Fraudulent Workers Compensation Claims
  • Grain Bin Entry Safety
  • Hand Tools
  • Hazard Awareness and Control
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Heat Stress
  • Kitchen Safety Hazards
  • Lawn Mowing
  • Lifting
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Lockout/Tagout for Agribusiness
  • Machine Guarding
  • Manlifts - Manual and Electric Cage
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Office Safety
  • Office Safety Self Audit
  • OSHA Fact Sheet - Controlling Silica Exposures
  • OSHA Fact Sheet - Working Safety With Chainsaws
  • Part-Time and Seasonal Employees
  • Pool Chemical Safety
  • PPE - Face and eyes
  • PPE - Feet
  • PPE - Hands
  • Return-to-Work Program Essential Elements
  • Safety and Aging Workers
  • Seat Belts
  • Spray Booth Health Hazards
  • Struck By and Backover Incidents
  • Sweep Augers - Ten Safety Principles from OSHA
  • Workplace Violence - After the Attack

Agricultural Operations Lockout / Tagout Procedures

Confined Space Entry

Confined Space Permit System Agri-Business

Construction Tool Box Talks (see Resources for Your Business for a complete listing)

Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling

Grain Elevator Training Guide - Training Employees

Hidden Costs of Workers Compensation Claims

Lockout / Tagout Procedures


Manual Material Handling

NIOSH Hazard Review - Occupational Hazards in Home Healthcare

OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout/Tagout

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Fact Sheet

OSHA Increases Use of General Duty Clause

OSHA Laboratory Safety Guidance

OSHA REcommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention in Late Night Retail Establishments

OSHA Small Business Handbook

OSHA Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respiratory Protection Standard

Safety Training for Ag Business

Sample Construction Safety Program

Sample Safety Program

Top Ten Elements of an Effective Safety Program


Making Your Workplace Drug-Free: A Kit For Employers

OSHA Publications by Topic

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