Arguably, the turning point for occupational safety and health in this country was the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in lower Manhattan on March 25, 1911, when 146 garment workers – mostly young women from immigrant families – lost their lives attempting to escape the burning building. Fire exit doors were locked and other doors only opened inward, making it impossible for the onrush of workers to open the doors. A ninth-floor fire escape led nowhere. Fire department ladders and hoses could not reach the upper floors.
Telehealth Services Save Time and Money02/23/2017
Health care costs in the US are rising, and work comp expenses have reflected this rise. Fifteen years ago, medical claims represented half of total claims costs—the other half was indemnity. Today, medical outweighs indemnity by almost 20 percent. While there is little business owners can do about the rising expense of health care, they can manage medical costs. One method is implementing telehealth technologies.Read more
Recent Study Shows Three out of Four Drivers Improve Driving with Collision Avoidance Technology11/17/2016
Missouri Employers Mutual partnered with the MU College of Engineering for groundbreaking research on the effect of collision avoidance technology (CAT) devices on drivers’ behavior. The research provides valuable insights about decreasing vehicle accidents, which are the number one way to die on the job in the United States. Learn more about the study and how CAT devices can effect safety on the job.
OSHA Ruling Brings Changes to Post-Incident Drug and Alcohol Testing Boundaries11/01/2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently recommended changes to workplace post-incident drug and alcohol testing practices. The changes provide boundaries around employer post-incident drug and alcohol testing. The new regulations go into effect Dec. 1, 2016 so now is the time to learn more.Read more
Defensive Driving: Five Keys to Keeping Employees Safe on the Road09/08/2016
Driving from one location to another is a routine part of most employees' daily activities. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most hazardous. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that more fatal work injuries resulted from roadway incidents than from any other event in 2014.Read more
Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policies are More Powerful than Ever06/14/2016
In addition to protecting employees and reducing injuries, the enhanced penalties of the 2005 revision of the Missouri Workers Compensation Act make it even more beneficial for policyholders to create and enforce drug and alcohol policies. Significant revisions by the Missouri legislature now make these policies even more powerful at discouraging drug and alcohol use in the workplace. Read more for details and a recent example of how this Act makes a difference.Read more
ASSE Recognizes the Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory FireFri, 24 Mar 2017 17:09:00 +0000Occupational safety and health became front-page news 106 years ago on March 25 because of a workplace tragedy in New York City that claimed the lives of 146 workers.
Senate Votes to Eliminate Recordkeeping Update, President Supports MeasureThu, 23 Mar 2017 18:24:00 +0000A joint resolution nullifying the Department of Labor's recordkeeping rule, published on Dec. 19, 2016, which clarified an employer’s “ongoing” obligation to make and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses, now goes to the president for his signature.
On March 22, the U.S. Senate voted along party lines (50-48) to approve House Joint Resolution 83: “Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to ‘Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness.’” The U.S. House of Representatives already had passed the measure, so it now goes to the president for his signature.
Engineering Company Fined After Falls From Elevated Platforms Injure Two WorkersThu, 23 Mar 2017 16:01:00 +0000An aircraft engineering company in the UK has been fined after two men fell about 15 feet while they were carrying out checks at the tail of an airplane.
Two employees suffered serious injuries when they were knocked off of the elevated platforms they were using to conduct service checks on the tail of an airplane.
Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard the case of the employees – an employee of Inflite Engineering Services and a worker from a temporary agency – who suffered broken bones after the fall at Stansted Airport on June 10, 2015.
DuPont’s Nomex Flame-Resistant Fiber Turns 50Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:40:00 +0000The company's flame-resistant fiber originally was introduced as a response to fiery race car crashes.
DuPont has announced a series of events and activities to mark the 50th anniversary of its Nomex heat- and flame-resistant fiber.
Throughout the year, a series of celebratory events and activities will be held to mark the milestone.
Safety Meets Finance: A Perfect Union Driving Bottom Line ResultsThu, 23 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000
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Excavator Safety Awareness Meetings
Learn about Underground Utility Damage Prevention and Safe Digging Practices and how to use the technology that Missouri One Call System offers to enhance your one-call department.
Continuing education credits of 1.5 hours will be offered to DNR licensed operators and DHSS septic installers. Certificates of completion will be provided upon request for any other professional designations that you may hold.
Check here for class locations and availability in your area. New meeting dates and locations are still being added.
Classes brought to you by the Missouri One Call System.Read more
School Safety Coordinator Workshops
Get the latest information to assist you in keeping your schools safe. The one day training includes a legal update and cyber security issues.
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March 28—St. Charles sponsored by SafeDefend
Workshop fee includes boxed lunch.
Training brought to you by the Missouri School Board Association.Read more
Small Business Workplace Safety
In honor of National Small Business Week 2017, we will discuss workplace safety and how your business can save on insurance costs.
Slips, trips and falls in the workplace are a common cause of injury. In this session, we show you how to prevent them! Understanding and eliminating the causes saves employees' lives and protects your bottom line. Join us for an informative discussion on internal measures, policy development tools, and safety resources you can apply in your small business. Presented by the safety experts from Missouri Employers Mutual.
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110 Saint Louis Street
West Plains, MO 65775
Register today for the second annual #SAFECONEXPO safety, health, and environmental conference May 10-11, at the beautiful Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.
-Learn from the experts
-Network with fellow safety, human resources, insurance and compliance
-Visit with fantastic vendors and sponsors
-Spend time with your peers at the Tuesday afternoon golf outing
-Participate in evening get-together events
Take advantage of the Midwest’s best value in safety, health, and environmental education.
Pre-conference sessions: $125-175
Walk-in registration: $330
Read more to get all the details about conference courses and pre-conference events.Read more