Preventing Losses

Grinnell Mutual believes in protecting people and their hard-earned investments, whether it’s a car or a small business.

The safety and well-being of our customers (and their families and employees) has been the cornerstone of everything we do for over a century. A big part of that is ongoing education. Our commercial safety training and loss control programs help give small business owners peace of mind today for what tomorrow has in store.

We offer a variety of tools to make the workplace safer and reduce the potential for loss down the road. Along with personal and professional analysis from one of our highly-trained loss control specialists, these safety resources can be your business’ best friend.

Safety programs and training

Grinnell Mutual’s safety program booklets and loss control bulletins (both listed below) can serve as a resource as you develop or update your company's employee safety and education training. And our safety videos offer yet another way to deliver information to your employees.

Materials are also available to your staff for onsite safety talks (listed below) and safety training from Grinnell Mutual’s loss control specialists.

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In addition, to increase safety and mitigate risk, we partner with IntelliCorp® to offer products for the hiring and screening of new employees. Plus, House of Worship customers have access to background screening for their existing employees and volunteers. Contact your agent for a promotional code to access IntelliCorp's secure website.

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Safety bulletins

Grinnell Mutual offers a line of informational bulletins to assist business owners in promoting safety and preventing losses.

These bulletins can be downloaded and reproduced at your convenience.

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General workplace safety

Farm and agribusiness

Additional resources

If you would like to order printed copies of any of the materials listed above, please complete the online order form.

For more information about Grinnell Mutual’s loss prevention program for commercial policyholders, please contact your local agent.

Safety program booklets

Grinnell Mutual offers a line of informational booklets to assist business owners in developing safety programs for their companies, in order to promote safety and prevent losses.

These books can be downloaded and reproduced at your convenience.

To save the Adobe PDF file, click on the “Save a copy of the file” icon on the Adobe toolbar. Adobe Reader is required to open the Adobe PDF format.

  • 2808 - Developing a safety program
  • 2808 C - Developing a contractor’s safety program
  • 2808 R - Developing a restaurant safety program
  • 2808 GC - Developing a golf course safety program
  • 2808 G - Developing a garbage/refuse collection safety program
  • 2808 LW - Developing a livestock worker’s safety program
  • 2808 L - Developing a landscaping and lawn maintenance operations safety program
  • 2808 HW - Developing a house of worship safety program
    • 2808 HW-Mol - House of worship: Preventing sexual molestation
    • 2808 HW-Nursery - House of worship: Nursery safety
    • 2808 HW-Van - House of worship: Transportation and passenger van policies
    • 2808 HW-Vol - House of worship: Employee and volunteer background screening
      • 2808 HW-Child- House of worship: Child and youth protection policies
      • 2808 HWS-Child - House of worship: Child and youth protection program
    • 2808 ST - Safety talks: General safety topics for your employees
    • 2808 RW - Safety program booklet: Developing a return to work program
    • 2024 - Safety program brochure: Why does your business need a formal written safety program?

If you would like to order printed copies of any of the materials listed above, please complete the online order form.

For more information about Grinnell Mutual’s value-added loss prevention program for commercial policyholders, please contact your local agent.

Safety talks

The following safety talks are available to help you with safety training.

These talks can be downloaded and reproduced at your convenience.

To save the Adobe PDF file, click on the “Save a copy of the file” icon on the Adobe toolbar. Adobe Reader is required to open the Adobe PDF format.

  • LCT 1 - Avoiding falls
  • LCT 2 - Back injuries
  • LCT 3 – Blood-borne pathogens
  • LCT 4 - Compressed gas cylinders
  • LCT 5 - Defensive driving
  • LCT 6 - Electrical preventative maintenance
  • LCT 7 - Electrical shock
  • LCT 8 - Elevated work surfaces
  • LCT 9 - Everyone has a stake in fire safety
  • LCT 10 - Exterior wood-burning and corn-burning furnaces requirements
  • LCT 11 - Fire extinguishers
  • LCT 12 - Fire prevention
  • LCT 13 - Flammable liquids
  • LCT 14 - Forklift training
  • LCT 15 - Foul weather driving
  • LCT 16 - Good housekeeping
  • LCT 17 - Grain storage entry
  • LCT 18 - Hand tools #1
  • LCT 19 - Hand tools #2
  • LCT 20 - Handle materials safely
  • LCT 21 - Hazard communication
  • LCT 22 - Interior corn-burning furnaces, boilers, and stoves requirements
  • LCT 23 - Ladders are safe tools
  • LCT 24 - Lift properly and avoid back injuries
  • LCT 25 - Machine safeguarding
  • LCT 26 - Personal fall protection
  • LCT 27 - Prevent sprains and strains
  • LCT 28 - Preventing slips, trips, and falls
  • LCT 29 - Proper housekeeping
  • LCT 30 - Safeguards for electrical usage
  • LCT 31 - Safety Rules: Truck operators and drivers
  • LCT 32 - Scaffolding
  • LCT 33 - Short topics for Job Box Talks:
    • Housekeeping
    • Passageways
    • Lifting and handling materials
    • Machinery operation
    • Ladders
    • Electrical
    • Lift trucks
    • Fire prevention
    • Injuries
  • LCT 34 - Spray powder coating operation requirements
  • LCT 35 - Woodworking/wood refinishing shops
  • LCT 36 - Livestock or poultry buildings guidelines

These loss control materials have been developed by Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company and are for informational purposes only. They were designed to provide reasonably accurate information about the subject matters covered. The information contained in these materials has been obtained from sources that we believe to be competent and reliable.

 Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company is aware that these materials will not fit the operations of all companies. Applicable state/federal statutes must supersede any conflicting statements made or referred to in these materials.

 Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company cannot be held responsible or liable for any damages, direct or indirect, which may arise, in part or in whole, from the use of these materials or from any representation or misrepresentation contained therein. Also, it cannot be assumed that all acceptable safety and health measures are listed in these materials.