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  • Transportation Safety: Keeping Drivers Safe on and off the Road


    Every year, nearly 3.5 million truck drivers travel cross-country to deliver goods nationwide, with nearly 71 percent of all freight in the U.S. being moved by truck. Maintaining a culture of safety can be difficult when employees are on the road for days or weeks at a time. This means that frequently safety preparation doesn’t come until after an incident has already occurred. Whether it’s getting drivers to and from work safely or supervising an entire fleet, communicating the importance of safe practices to employees is essential to prevent accidents in the workplace, rather than just learning from them.

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  • Protect Your Business by Properly Classifying Employees


    One of the most frequent issues in workers compensation coverage is misidentifying employees. Properly classifying employees helps ensure they’re getting the benefits they deserve and can help your business avoid costly penalties. Even if a worker is an independent contractor, they could still be found to be a statutory employee and entitled to work comp coverage if certain conditions are met. Learn more about classifying employees and how to protect your business.

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  • Watch List: Top Causes of Injury in 2018


    According to the National Safety Council (NSC), 4.5 billion on-the-job injuries occur every year. That means that every 7 seconds, a worker’s life is impacted by an injury, either temporarily or permanently. Some of the most common causes of injury are overexertion, coming into contact with objects and equipment, and slips, trips and falls.

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  • Start Planning for New Missouri Medical Marijuana Law


    Missouri became the 33rd state to approve medical marijuana use on November 6, 2018. While this significant change may affect every Missouri employer in some way, Missouri employers have time to consider how they will accommodate the new law and what steps they need to take in the coming months to become more informed on how this change may affect their business.

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  • Are your Safety policies and Procedures doing their job?


    No doubt you have mounds of policies and procedures that fill stacks of binders in your office – most offices do! How effective are those stacks of papers if no one looks at them? Say goodbye to worthless documents, and hello to safety policies that keep people safe by following three simple steps.

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  • Fatality Investigation: Teen Completing Roofing Work Electrocuted

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:58 -0500

    The 16-year-old was attempting to move a ladder when it fell into a power line.

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  • Why Prizes Won’t Motivate Employees (and What to Do About It)

    Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:36 -0500

    Handing out recognition may boost morale, but it won't improve performance.

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  • Americans More Likely to Die from Overdose than Vehicle Accident

    Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:25 -0500

    Odds of dying from a fall also are the highest in history.

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  • Four Essential Truths for IoT Success

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:54 -0500

    No matter how much IoT technology you buy, if you don’t make significant attitudinal changes, you can’t realize its full potential.

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  • Accident Prevention Begins with a Conversation

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:52 -0500

    Without management commitment to safety, a company cannot achieve best-in-class results.

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  • OSHA 10 General Industry Outreach Training

    The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry presents OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training. This program is intended to provide entry level workers with general awareness for recognizing and preventing hazards in general industry settings such as health care, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, retail and more.
    Registration deadline: Jan. 22
    Space limited to 40 participants.

    Registration: $150

    Cancellations must be made by Jan. 14 to receive a refund. No-shows will be charged full registration fee. Substitutions welcome at any time.

    Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    428 E. Capitol Avenue
    Jefferson City, MO 65101

    Jan. 29    8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Jan. 30    8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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  • Midwest Construction Safety Conference

    The Builders' Association invites you to attend the 2019 Midwest Construction Safety Conference (MCSC). The conference will be held at the Adams Pointe Conference Center on March 7-8. David Sarkus, MS, CSP “The Safety Coach®” is the 2019 MCSC Opening Keynote Speaker. Refer to the online registration brochure for the agenda, session details and cost.

    Adams Pointe Conference Center
    1400 NE Coronado Drive
    Blue Springs, MO 64014

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