Risk Engineering Resources

We provide a wealth of hands-on resources that help you limit exposure and reduce risk.

Leverage the risk management and risk engineering expertise of MSIG USA by accessing our advanced risk management information system (RMIS) or our comprehensive library of resources and reference materials.

Hot Work Safety Controls

Hot work involves working with ignition sources near combustible or flammable materials—for instance, doing welding, soldering, or cutting. Fires often result when workers complete a “quick five-minute job” in areas not intended for welding or cutting.

A hot work management program can help control or eliminate hot work hazards and risks. Establishing a hot work program involves developing policies and procedures and assigning responsibilities and accountabilities for all aspects of hot work. The goal is to determine where and when hot work is permitted, who authorizes the work to be performed, and how hot work activities are monitored.

Obtaining a hot work permit before performing the work is an important part of any hot work management program. The permit establishes guidelines for areas designated as hot work areas. Our hot work permit provides you with the tools needed to properly assess the area where hot work is conducted. Obtaining the permit will confirm that all precautions have been taken to prevent a potential fire in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. However, the permit is just one part of an effective hot work program, which should also include applicable policies, procedures, training, and communication.

MSIG USA offers the following hot work resources:

  • Hot Work Permit (available in digital and print format)
  • Sample Hot Work Safety Program

Infrared Thermographic Inspections

Infrared inspection is an advanced precautionary maintenance program for electrical systems. It includes infrared testing, a non-destructive test method designed to detect poor connections, unbalanced loads, deteriorated insulation, or other potential problems in energized electrical components and systems.

Roof Inspections

Periodic roof inspections can uncover potential problems before they become emergencies and reduce your total roof system expenditures. For example, a roof inspection might uncover where roof surfaces have not worn evenly due to weather and other environmental exposures.

Property Safety Bulletins

MSIG USA can provide a wide range of property safety bulletins, on topics such as:

  • Ammonia Refrigerant
  • Commercial Cooking Operations
  • Electrical Fire Safety
  • Idle Pallet Storage
  • Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs)
  • Palletized Storage
  • Rack Storage
  • Spray Painting
  • Roof Maintenance
  • Hydraulic Equipment Hazards & Controls
  • Fire Protection Systems in Severe Weather

Other Property Safety Guidelines & Checklists

MSIG USA offers many useful property safety guidelines and checklists that can help you reduce property risks, including:

  • Automatic Fire Extinguishing System Inspection & Testing
  • Clean Agent/Chemical Fire Extinguishing System
  • Diesel/Electric Fire Pump Inspection & Testing
  • Dry Pipe/Wet Pipe Fire Sprinkler System Inspection & Testing
  • Fire Protection Control Valve Inspection
  • Inspection, Testing, & Maintenance of Fire Protection Equipment
  • Monthly Fire Protection Inspection
  • Private Fire Hydrant Inspection & Testing
  • Standpipe & Hose Connection System Inspection

Business Continuity Planning

Fleet Safety Resources

MSIG USA offers a number of valuable resources to support your fleet safety efforts and help you reduce fleet-related risks, including:

  • Fleet Safety Services Brochure
  • Sample Motor Vehicle Safety Program for Non-Regulated Vehicles
  • Sample Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Management Tools
  • Suggested Controls for Owned & Non-Owned Autos
  • Distracted Driving Safety Bulletins
  • Standard and Customizable In-Vehicle Collision/Accident Report Forms (in English and Spanish)
  • Telematics Tools; Managed and Self-Managed Driver Behavior Analytics
  • Customized Driving in the USA Video (in English and Japanese)
  • Big Rig Window Washing Safety Bulletin

Ergonomics Resources

Our ergonomics tools can support your training for new employees and ongoing, helping ensure your workplace and systems are designed and arranged to enhance worker productivity, safety, and satisfaction. Options include:

  • Safety Training Video On-Demand Service (with access to free online industrial and office ergonomics safety training videos in English and Spanish)
  • Customized Office Ergonomics Video (in English and Japanese)
  • Office Ergonomic Pamphlet with Stretch Guide

Safety Training Video On Demand (VOD) Service

As an MSIG USA policyholder your organization enjoys free, unlimited access to a wide range of online safety training videos available on demand, in English and Spanish, as well as MSIG USA safety videos in English and Japanese.

Other MSIG USA Casualty Resources

  • Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  • Mitigating Workers’ Compensation Claims – Plant Closures or Workforce Reduction
  • Overhead Crane Safety Guidelines
  • Pandemic Preparedness Tools
  • Restaurant General Safety Checklists
  • Risk Transfer Program Organizer
  • Sample Early-Return-to-Work Program (customizable)
  • Service-Emotional Support Animals in Workplace

Customized Training

Our Risk Engineering consultants can create training programs customized to your needs and conduct them at your site. We regularly present tailored training on topics such as:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Manual Material Handling
  • Fleet Safety Best Practices
  • Active Shooter Awareness
  • Other Topics Available on Request

Discounts Through Our Qualified Vendors

MSIG USA partners with select, qualified vendors that provide services to our policyholders at a discount.

RiskConsole (RMIS)

RiskConsole is a user-friendly risk management information system (RMIS) that enables you to analyze data consistently and efficiently across your organization, so you can mitigate adverse loss trends and implement risk management changes that can make a positive impact. RiskConsole can help you drive tangible results for larger loss-sensitive and guaranteed cost programs, through advanced technology that supports quantitative analysis, information integration, and sophisticated reporting.