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April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Every day in the US, at least nine people die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes. Cell phones, eating, drinking, fiddling with the stereo or navigation system, dashboard touchscreens, voice commands and other in-vehicle technologies pose a threat … Continue reading

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Vehicle Operation for University Business

Operating a vehicle may be your most risky daily activity. University departmental supervisors have a significant management responsibility to know about drivers from their department who are allowed to operate automobiles for University purposes. The University’s “Auto Insurance Provisions” are … Continue reading

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Risk Management – Materials Stored in Temperature Controlled Units Update

Risk Management requested the following information be sent. If you store research or pharmaceutical materials in a temperature controlled unit, it is imperative that you take action to prevent losses due to equipment malfunctions, power outages, etc. (see Loss Prevention … Continue reading

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University’s Property Insurance Policy

The University’s property insurance policy excludes coverage for property owned by University faculty, staff, students or visitors. Such persons’ homeowners or renters insurance policy applies on a primary basis for any loss to personal property. If you have any questions, … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE U’S RENTAL CAR CONTRACTS

Did you know the University of Utah has access to car rental companies using state-negotiated contracts? Contracts are available with Hertz, National and Enterprise. Travelers or drivers who use these agencies while traveling on University of Utah business need not … Continue reading

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PLAN AHEAD FOR FIELD TRIPS

Are you planning field trips, activities, or events with your class or group? If so, plan ahead for special requirements, hazards, approvals, accommodations, liability waivers, equipment needs, transportation requirements and emergencies. A field trip guideline checklist and approved liability waiver … Continue reading

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DRIVER TRAINING

The U’s auto liability insurer, State Division of Risk Management mandates online driver training programs for all persons who drive personal, rental or university-owned vehicles on U business. All employees, students or volunteers who operate any vehicle on U business, … Continue reading

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CART GUIDELINES

An increased number of utility and golf carts are sharing campus walkways with pedestrians, bicycles, skateboards and vehicles (see Policy 3-233: Operation of Motorized Vehicles on Pedestrian Walks). To promote the prudent operation of the carts, U Risk & Insurance … Continue reading

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