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  • New Hires Shouldn't Mean New Injuries

    05/05/2015

    You hire new employees with the intention of maintaining or increasing your production and profitability, but definitely not to increase your workplace injuries. Unfortunately, safety in the workplace is often overlooked on the new hire checklist. In fact, 40 percent of injured employees have been on the job less than one year (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). You can reduce your new hire risk and work comp expenses without increasing your business expenses. Let us show you how.

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  • Severe Weather Plans are a Must Have for Every Business

    03/24/2015

    March came into Missouri like a lion with snow and ice and if we’re lucky it will leave like a lamb. Unfortunately, spring weather doesn’t often resemble a lamb. Many people have a severe weather plan for home, but Mother Nature doesn’t schedule severe weather around work hours. Businesses have a responsibility to keep employees safe during severe weather events and that means having a plan. Check out some simple steps for putting a plan together and communicating it with employees.

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  • The Value of a Background Check

    03/11/2015

    When you think about workers compensation insurance you might not think about background checks. Insurance companies utilize background checks to verify a variety of facts. With any claims process accuracy is a key factor in providing the best possible service to injured employees and stopping many types of fraud.

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  • One Free Dig Rite Meeting Can Impact Your Whole Year

    01/20/2015

    The Missouri One Call System, Inc. dispatches all underground utility locates in Missouri with the purpose of protecting life, property and the environment. Underground utilities are dangerous and extremely expensive to repair, causing interrupted services to homes and businesses. During the first quarter of every year, Missouri One Call System, Inc. (MOSCI) travels the state providing safety meetings designed to educate Missouri excavation crews, municipal employees and industry groups. The focus this year is on new state legislation that has affected the utility locating process.

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  • New OSHA Reporting Requirements: Be Prepared in 2015

    12/19/2014

    Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will implement a change to what covered employers are required to report.

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  • Forklift Safety Infographic

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:56:00 +0000

    Learn the key features of a safe forklift, the statistics on the features that most buyers prefer, and the best practices for workplace safety while operating a forklift.

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  • YOLO…You Only Live Once

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:02:00 +0000

    Nobody cranks up the circular saw out in the garage or climbs into a scissor lift on the job site intending to get hurt, yet it happens hundreds and hundreds of times every day in this country.

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  • MCR Safety FR Gear Flame Test

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:28:00 +0000

    Watch MCR Safety FR Gear with Max Comfort fabric blow away the NFPA flame test.

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  • Do You Work in One of the Most Dangerous States?

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:36:00 +0000

    A new report from the AFL-CIO shows that 150 workers are killed on the job every day.
    A new report from the AFL-CIO shows the highest workplace fatality rates were found in North Dakota, Alaska, Wyoming, West Virginia and New Mexico.

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  • Fear: The Enemy of Safety Excellence

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000

    It is ironic that organizations encourage risk taking and develop a tolerance for failure in pursuits such as marketing and new-product development, but have a completely different view of safety.

    Certainly, no one wants to fail at safety. Safety failures can be catastrophic and costly. But when the fear of failure becomes the primary driver of safety efforts, the results often are self-limiting.

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  • 2015 Work Comp Academy

    This seminar includes must-know topics like the overall costs of workers compensation claims, Missouri workers compensation law updates, case law updates, claims reporting, investigations and claims management. This class is perfect for new policyholders, business owners, supervisors and managers, and human resources and safety personnel.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the seminar is from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Dates: 

    April 16  Columbia

    April 23  Independence

    April 30  Chesterfield

    May 14  Springfield

    Lunch is provided at no charge.

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  • OSHA 10

    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.

    Day 1     June 15   8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Day 2     June 22   8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    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

    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 licenses.

    All sessions are from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

    July 7    Independence

    July 9    Chesterfield

    July 15  Cape Girardeau

    July 16  Springfield

    July 22  Columbia

    Locations are subject to change due to class size. Lunch is not provided.

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  • Strategies for Reducing Fleet Incidents

    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.

    All sessions are from 1-3:30 p.m.

    July 7    Independence

    July 9    Chesterfield 

    July 15  Cape Girardeau

    July 16  Springfield

    July 22  Columbia

    Locations are subject to change due to class size. Lunch is not provided.

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  • Slip Trip Fall Elimination

    Slips trips and falls are the number one cause of workplace injuries, with claims costs averaging $66,000 per lost time incident. Understanding and eliminating these incidents protects your employees and your bottom line. Missouri Employers Mutual is offering a slip trip fall elimination seminar with the safety resources you need, at no additional cost to you. We will review solutions to your current losses and/or future risks. MEM will provide you with the safety resources you need to prevent slips trips and falls.

    • Slip Trip Fall Elimination Guide Book: includes seasonal action plans addressing hazards and steps for tailoring to your workplace.
    • Safety Surveys targeting STF Hazards.
    • Safety DVD Loan Program.
    • Safety awareness items like Posters, signs, table tents.
    • Training resources including tool box talks, safety meeting presentations and talking points.
    • We will demonstrate diagnostic equipment to measure slip resistance of walking surfaces which your Loss Prevention Consultant may use to identify potential high hazard areas within your workplace.

    8:30-11:30 a.m. Schools and Healthcare Sessions

    1-4 p.m. Construction and Transportation Sessions

    Oct. 6—Independence
    Oct. 8—Chesterfield
    Oct. 14—Cape Girardeau
    Oct. 15—Springfield
    Oct. 21—Columbia

    No meals provided.

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