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  • WorkSAFE Week 2015: Keep Your Employees on Their Feet by Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls


    Once a year, Missouri Employers Mutual dedicates a week to raise awareness about the importance of workplace safety through statewide activities. This year’s WorkSAFE Week is Aug. 24-28 and the focus is on preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace.

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  • Safety Solutions to Falls from Ladders Available on Your Phone


    Ladders are involved in many serious fall incidents in the workplace and at home. This type of incident almost always results in lifelong injuries with treatment and therapy costs that can reach millions of dollars. In fact, four of Missouri Employers Mutual’s most devastating and costly workers compensation claims have involved falls.

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  • New Hire Injuries Can Happen to You


    New hire injuries can happen to you. Take a look at some real examples of how not investing time in new hire safety training and screening practices only resulted in the growth of costs, not profits. Simple strategies can help turn these mistakes into future cost savings.

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  • New Hires Shouldn't Mean New Injuries


    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


    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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  • 2015 on Track To Be Deadly Driving Year

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:11:00 +0000

    Traffic deaths and serious injuries related to traffic incidents are substantially higher in the first 6 months of 2015, according to the National Safety Council.

    The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates traffic deaths are 14 percent higher through the first six months of 2015 than they were during the same period in 2014, and serious injuries are a whopping 30 percent higher. Costs are up as well. The six-month estimated bill for traffic deaths, injuries and property damage is $152 billion – 24 percent higher than 2014. 

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  • The Difference Between Arc-Rated and Flame-Resistant Clothing

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:33:00 +0000

    In 2012, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) updated its terminology so that PPE designated to withstand electric arc flash hazards is no longer always referred to as flame-resistant (FR), but is instead considered arc rated (AR).

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  • How Static Electricity Affects FR Garments

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:31:00 +0000

    Not only can static electricity in the workplace be a nuisance, it is also a potential hazard because it can spark in a flammable atmosphere under certain conditions.

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  • How FR Clothing is Tested

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:27:00 +0000

    When worn correctly, flame resistant (FR) clothing can provide life-saving protection against a variety of workplace hazards.

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  • Minnesota OSHA Compliance: “Best of the Worst” Photos [Photo Gallery]

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:06:00 +0000

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  • Slip, Trip and Fall Elimination

    Slips, trips and falls are the number one cause of workplace injuries, with claims costs averaging nearly $48,000 per lost time claim. Understanding and eliminating slips, trips and falls 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 and Fall Elimination Guide Book that includes seasonal action plans addressing hazards and steps for tailoring to your workplace.
    • Safety surveys targeting slip, trip and fall hazards.
    • Safety DVD loan program.
    • Safety awareness items including posters, signs and table tents.
    • Training resources including tool box talks, safety meeting presentations and talking points.

    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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  • Drug and Alcohol Recognition Training

    Do you know what to do if an employee demonstrates characteristics of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol while at work?

    Join Safety Fanatic Mark Woodward from Missouri Employers Mutual and John Throckmorton from Employee Screening Services to learn how you, as a supervisor, can address these problems.

    This engaging and informative seminar is open to the public free of charge (a $75 value per person). Participants who complete the full session will receive a Certificate of Completion indicating compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requirements, and most state requirements for Supervisor Drug and Alcohol Recognition Training.

    7:30 a.m.  Registration begins. Continental breakfast provided.

    8 a.m.-noon Seminar

    June 16—Kansas City
                   Smithville Performing Arts Center
                   645 S. Commercial Ave.
                   Smithville, MO 64089

    July 8—St. Louis
                Carpenter's District Council of Greater St. Louis
                Hall #1
                1401 Hampton Ave.
                St. Louis, MO 63139

    Oct. 13—Cape Girardeau
                  The Osage Centre
                  Room 3AB
                  1625 N. Kingshighway
                  Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

    Dec. 2—Springfield
                 Meyer Orthopedic Rehabilitation Hospital
                 Ozark Room
                 3535 S. National Ave.
                 Springfield, MO 65807

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