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Lawn Mowing Safety

Tipping or losing control is a safety hazard for riding mower drivers. Taking steps to ensure safety during the heavy mowing season is essential. The National Safety Council has provided a five-minute safety talk that should be reviewed during the heavy mowing season. For example they recommend those on riding mowers should reduce speed before taking short turns; watch for dips, holes, bumps, and other items that may be obscured by grass; and to mow up and down - not across - when on slopes. Never leave a running mower unattended - or put your hands or feet near moving parts. For more tips, view the safety talk here


Heat Safety

Summer has only just officially begun and already temperatures in Virginia are reaching up to 100. For those working outdoors the heat can be potentially fatal. Risks from heat include heatstroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps. The best way to avoid these illnesses is to limit exposure on hot days; drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol; wear lose, lightweight clothing; drink fruit juice or sports drinks; wear sunscreen; and avoid spending time outdoors during the hottest part of the day - typically 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For tips on treating heat illnesses, click here.


Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority awarded the Margaret A. Nichols Risk Management Leadership Award at 2015 Annual Meeting

The Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority was awarded the Margaret A. Nichols Risk Management Leadership Award at the 2015 Annual Meeting held Friday, May 15. Additionally three VMLIP members received Risk Management Performance Awards and seven individuals took home Risk Management Excellence Awards. Read all about this year's winners on our blog! 


We want to feature you!

Does your entity have an antique, unique, or otherwise interesting insured property with VMLIP? We want to feature it! Send us photos of your unique facilities, autos, or other insured property and we may feature it on our website, Facebook, blog or Twitter pages! We’re looking for things like antique fire trucks, historical buildings, or unique pieces of art! E-mail them to: hcammarasana@vmlins.org.