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  • The Making of a Safety Fanatic: WorkSAFE Week 2014

    07/25/2014

    Missouri Employers Mutual sets aside time each year to raise awareness about the importance of safety on the job. This year MEM encourages employers to begin creating Safety Fanatics in their workplaces Aug. 18-22 in celebration of WorkSAFE Week 2014. Creating an environment that embraces Safety Fanatics may sound like a lot of work, but it’s actually quite simple. The ROI from creating Safety Fanatics in your workplace is 100 percent. So why not get started?

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  • Preventing Heat-related Illness on the Job

    07/17/2014

    Heat-related illness doesn’t just happen, it’s preventable even if the temperature outside isn’t. Employees in some of our nation’s largest industries have an increased heat illness exposure including:

    -Healthcare employees working in homes without air conditioning
    -Loading dock workers
    -Heavy manufacturing
    -Construction
    -Masonry
    -Roofing

    Preventing heat-related illness isn’t complicated or expensive. Read more for some solutions.

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  • Protecting Eyes on the Job: You Only Get One Pair

    07/08/2014

    Something as small as a grain of sand can ruin your eyesight. Eyesight is a gift that many of us take for granted and sometimes we simply forget to wear eye protection, or it becomes an inconvenience. Take the time and make the effort to protect you and your employees’ eyesight, so you can avoid the permanent inconvenience of impaired or complete loss of vision. Take a moment to read more and learn how easy it is to protect eyes on the job.

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  • Scaffold Safety: Pump Jacks and Ladder Jacks

    06/12/2014

    Pump jacks and ladder jacks are handy tools for anyone doing residential or commercial construction or remodel work. They’re fairly inexpensive to purchase and are reasonably easy to set up. When assembled correctly they provide a safe and stable working surface that’s versatile and can be used for many different types of construction. When safety measures are not observed, these helpful tools can become deadly. Take a moment to review some pump jack and ladder jack safety strategies that might just save you money and your employees’ lives.

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  • Missouri Work Comp Law Change Effects MO Employers

    05/13/2014

    For many years, Missouri law required a Plaintiff to prove their discharge or disciplinary action was taken “exclusively” because they exercised their rights under the workers compensation laws. In a Missouri Supreme Court case issued on April 15, 2014 the Court lowered that standard, holding that the Plaintiff only has to prove the filing of the workers compensation claim was a “contributing factor” in the adverse employment action. Changes to this law effect all Missouri employers.

    Missouri workers compensation law states, “No employer or agent shall discharge or in any way discriminate against any employee for exercising any of his rights under this chapter. Any employee who has been discharged or discriminated against shall have a civil action for damages against his employer (Mo. Rev. Stat. § 287.780)."

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  • Researcher: Bacteria Ate Some Gulf Spill Toxins, but Worst Remain

    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:19:00 +0000

    Half the sediment samples taken near the site of the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico contain levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that exceed EPA’s water-quality benchmarks for aquatic life.

    A Florida State University researcher found that bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico consumed many of the toxic components of the oil released during the Deepwater Horizon spill in the months after the spill, but not the most toxic contaminants.

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  • PG&E Faces Criminal Charges in Fatal San Bruno Explosion

    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:28:00 +0000

    The indictment on charges that it obstructed of an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and violated the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act could mean as much as $1 billion in fines for the California utility, which already is facing lawsuits and $2.5 billion in civil penalties from regulators.

    A federal grand jury for the Northern District of California has returned an indictment charging Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) with obstruction of the investigation of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) into the deadly San Bruno, Calif., pipeline explosion in 2010 that killed eight people, injured dozens more and destroyed 38 homes. The company also has been charged with additional violations of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (PSA).

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  • Putting People First: VPP and VPPPA

    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:14:00 +0000

    The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association Inc. (VPPPA) is dedicated to cooperative occupational safety, health and environmental management systems. VPPPA is a member-based association, supporting worksites across the U.S. in their efforts to receive and maintain their status in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

    As the organization prepares for its 30th annual conference, which will be held Aug. 25-28 at the Gaylord National Convention Center http://www.vpppa.org/conference/ in National Harbor, Md., Editor-in-Chief Sandy Smith had a question and answer session with VPPPA board members Bill Harkins, Richard McConnell, Stacy Thursby Mike Guillory and Tony Stoner.

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  • #WINNING: EHS Today Comes Out a Winner in ASBPE’s Azbee Awards of Excellence Program

    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:44:00 +0000

    EHS Today receives two national and three regional ASBPE Azbee Awards.

    EHS Today again has been honored for editorial and design excellence as part of ASBPE’s Azbee Awards of Excellence program.

    EHS Today’s Editor-in-Chief Sandy Smith received the top award for editor’s letter/editorial at the July 25 National Awards Banquet of ASBPE (the American Society of Business Publication Editors). Smith received the national Gold award for her editorials “Wellness…What??!” and “A Voice for the Silent.”

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  • Top 10 Opportunities for Improvement in Your Safety Program (Gallery)

    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:00 +0000

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  • OSHA 10

    Aug. 11/15 and Dec. 4/5

    This 10-hour OSHA course is an outreach program geared toward entry level construction workers. The course provides general knowledge required to recognize and prevent construction site hazards. This is a two day course and participants are required to attend both sessions below. 

    Aug. 11  8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Aug. 15  8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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    Dec. 4    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Dec. 5    8:30 a.m.-noon

    Lunch is not provided. Fees must be paid by time of course and are payable by cash or check at the door. Credit cards are not accepted.

    Classes with fewer than 10 participants will be cancelled.

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  • National Safety Council's Defensive Driving

    Sept. 16, 17, 24, 25, 30

    This seminar is a great way to improve your employees' safe driving knowledge. Course topics include how distractions, anger, fatigue and impairment can affect our ability to  make safe driving decisions. It's a perfect session for anyone that drives on the job. Safety materials will be provided to each participant, including:

    • Fleet safety guidebook;
    • Sample drug-free workplace program;
    • Safety posters and training materials;
    • “Click It” window clings for each vehicle in your fleet; and
    • Course certificates from the National Safety Council.

    Agents will receive four hours of Continuing Education Credits for Missouri, Illinois and Kansas property and casualty licesnses.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. Seminar sessions are 8:30 a.m. - noon.

    Cape Girardeau—Sept. 16
    Chesterfield—Sept. 17
    Springfield—Sept. 24
    Independence—Sept. 25
    Columbia—Sept. 30

    Note: All seminars will take place at MEM offices with the exception of Cape Girardeau. That seminar will take place at Osage Centre 1625 N. Kingshighway Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.

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  • Strategies for Reducing Fleet Incidents

    Sept. 16, 17, 24, 25, 30

    Vehicle accidents are the number one killer of employees in Missouri. During this fleet safety seminar, experts from MEM will provide you with simple and effective methods for reducing vehicle crashes and related injuries. This seminar focuses heavily on steps management can take to improve your safety culture and a review of simple, achievable safety measures your company can put into place today.

    Topics discussed include:

    • The impact of vehicle crashes on Missouri employers;
    • Refinement of the definition of “fleet”, and determination as whether or not your company has employees that do work-related driving;
    • Review of the American National Standards Institute Z-15 standard and the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety ten-step process for reducing fleet incidents; and
    • Policy development that addresses dangerous driving behaviors.

    Safety materials are provided to each participant, including:

    • Fleet safety guidebook;
    • Sample drug-free workplace program;
    • Safety posters and training materials; and
    • “CLICK IT” window clings for each vehicle in your fleet.

    Participating agents will receive two hours of Continuing Education Credits for Missouri, Illinois and Kansas property and casualty licenses.

    Seminars are scheduled from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. as follows:

    Cape Girardeau—Sept. 16
    Chesterfield—Sept. 17
    Springfield—Sept. 24
    Independence—Sept. 25
    Columbia—Sept. 30

    Note: All seminars will take place at MEM offices with the exception of Cape Girardeau. That seminar will take place at Osage Centre 1625 N. Kingshighway Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.

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  • Employer Safety Day: Become a Safety Fanatic

    Oct. 14, 15, 22, 23, 28

    The safety fanatics at MEM have teamed up with Peak Ergonomics to offer you an opportunity to learn easy to implement strategies for improving your business's safety results and controlling workers compensation costs.

    Topics include:

    • Making the case for increased safety efforts
    • Understanding your work comp insurance costs
    • Reducing injuries and costs with simple techniques
    • Developing a safety program

    Learn how to reduce the risk of your employees' developing:

    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Thumb and wrist tendonitis
    • Tennis elbow
    • Golfer's elbow
    • Rotator cuff injury
    • Low back injury

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. and seminars are from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for a fee of $99 per person. Agents will receive four hours of Continuing Education Credits for Missouri, Illinois and Kansas property and casualty licenses.

    Oct. 14—Cape Girardeau
    Oct. 15—Chesterfield
    Oct. 22—Independence
    Oct. 23—Springfield
    Oct. 28—Columbia

    All participants will receive a free copy of Peak Ergonomics' ergo DVD. Lunch is provided.

    Register online today!

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