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  • Missouri Vegetable Farm Saves with Simple Actions


    The Missouri Vegetable Farm, comprised of four entities, is the biggest farm of its kind in Missouri. Located in Farmington, MVF picks and ships produce all year. A family owned company, their goal is to provide customers with the finest quality produce possible. MVF realized that they needed to improve their workplace safety to make that happen and they turned it around in just one year.

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  • Workplace Violence: Take a Proactive Approach


    Workplace violence is a safety concern that is frequently overlooked. This type of incident can happen in any workplace and employees must be equipped with proactive and reactive safety training and resources. These can save lives in your organization. Take a look at our training tips, suggestions and resources.

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  • Drug-Free Work Week 2015: “Working Drug Free Works”


    According to the National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance (NDWA), drug-using employees are nearly four times more likely to be involved in workplace accidents and five times more likely to file a workers compensation claim. The U.S. Department of Labor reported drug and alcohol abuse to cost an estimated 81 billion dollars for American businesses in lost productivity in just one year. The NDWA provides employers with many services at no cost including written policy templates, training, newsletters and more to help prevent these costly incidents from occurring.

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  • 2015 Damage Prevention and Excavation Safety Summit: Register Today


    Missouri businesses and employees have the opportunity to receive top-quality safety training at no charge during the Damage Prevention and Excavation Safety Summit Dec. 9 -10 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, MO.

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  • Drive Safely Work Week 2015: Planning Ahead Keeps Your Employees Safe


    According to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), nearly two-thirds of all people killed on U.S. roadways are members of the workforce, creating a significant human and economic toll on employers. Due to this statistic, NETS dedicates themselves to improving the safety of health of employees and their families by working to prevent traffic crashes that occur both on and off the job.

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  • Giving Thanks for Poultry Workers

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:18:00 +0000

    Advocacy groups remind us to consider the 'invisible workforce' behind our Thanksgiving meals.
    Advocacy groups remind us to consider the 'invisible workforce' behind our Thanksgiving meals.

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  • Safety Tips for Deep-Fried Turkeys

    Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:37:00 +0000

    From setting houses on fire to serious burns, there are safety concerns related to deep-frying a turkey.

    Thinking about what to prepare for your holiday feast? If your menu plans include deep-frying a turkey, here is some important safety information to keep in mind. 

    According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), Thanksgiving is the peak day for home-cooking fires. To keep your festivities from going up in flames, only use turkey fryers outdoors.

    The National Fire Protection Association takes it a step further, saying it does not recommend deep frying turkeys, even outdoors.

    The NFPA says the dangers that exist when deep frying a turkey include:

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  • Thanksgiving Food Safety: Salmonella Is No Joke

    Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:31:00 +0000

    Thanksgiving leftovers can be delicious, but can be the cause of foodborne illnesses when those leftovers are left out.

    A surprising number of people suffer from food-related illness related to Thanksgiving dinner, say experts. Whether it’s an undercooked turkey, salmonella in the stuffing or food that’s been left out too long, a few safety measures can go a long way in keeping families healthy this year.

    Kansas State University food safety expert Bryan Severns, manager of food programs and services at Kansas State University Olathe, offers several storing and safety tips that are designed to keep Thanksgiving leftovers filled with flavor rather than a foodborne illness.

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  • The Ten Dangers of Sleep Deprivation for Workers

    Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:40:00 +0000

    With 63 percent of Americans reporting that their sleep needs aren’t met during the week, sleep deprivation is a societal epidemic that exists across all economic statuses, industries and seniority levels.

    Sleep deprivation is an issue that is often ignored, yet frequently the root cause of decreased productivity, accidents, incidents and mistakes which cost companies billions of dollars each year, reports Circadian, a global leader in providing 24/7 workforce performance and safety solutions for businesses that operate around the clock.

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  • Contractor Safety: Are You Responsible When They Are on Site?

    Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:03:00 +0000

    Dealing with contractors on site who don’t adhere to your safety procedures can be risky. Since you or your employer can be subject to fines or even jail time when not compliant with regulations, you need to know who is accountable for your contractors.

    Countries have different rules and regulations when it comes to safety and training for contracted companies and lone workers.

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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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