Think Safety. Yours and Mine.
Diocese of Des Moines Safety Statement
Safety Letter from Bishop Pates
Safety Coordinator Letter from Bishop Pates
Employee Safety Manual
2020 Self Inspection Report (SIR)
Catholic Mutual Group - Guide to Emergency Preparedness
Catholic Mutual Group Online Safety Training
Festival Safety Information
Ice and Snow Removal Procedures
School Emergency Action Plan Resource List
Vehicle and Driver Safety Policy
Volunteer Accident Policy - Participant Claim Form and Instructions
Safety Incentive Program
For the FY18 Safety Incentive Program, St. John the Apostle parish in Norwalk came up with the best safety ideas to be shared with our parishes and schools. Please consider their following ideas at your location:
Slips, trips, and falls are not only the number one claims paid, but also the largest claims paid in our diocese. To reduce the number of these claims due to snow and ice in parking lots, place buckets (5-30 gallon size with a lid) filled with sand/ice melt and a small scoop throughout the parking lot or near sidewalks for quick, easy access during inclement weather.
Designate individuals or groups (ushers, confirmation classes, K of C) to assist others when walking through snow and ice to the parish entrance.
Use marked people movers, such as golf carts, vans, wheelchairs, etc. to assist people through the snow and ice.
To avoid the potential of a large claim from a grease fire, every parish/school should have a K-type fire extinguisher in their kitchen. K-type extinguishers are specifically rated for grease fires. With the many fish fries, festivals, and dinners held at our parishes, grease fires are a definite hazard that could be quickly shortened and kept contained with a K-type extinguisher.
Catholic Mutual Group Contacts
Report a claim by phone at 1-800-228-6108, email, or online.
Traci Zuk, Member Services Rep - 1-800-228-6108 ext. 2325
Melanie Tyree, Risk Control Specialist - 1-800-228-6108 ext. 2381