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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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  • Claims Management: Three Steps to Effectively Manage Your Work Comp Claims


    When it comes to work comp claims management, having a plan in place before an injury occurs is the most important step a business owner can take. In the state of Missouri, employers have a right to direct medical care for workers compensation claims. Knowing where you will direct initial care will help get the claims management process started.

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  • Education and Training Lead to Safety Grant Success


    Funding should not stand in the way of saving lives at work, and MEM’s SafetySMARTS Safety Grants program provides a one-to-one match on the purchase of safety equipment, up to $10,000, to help offset common industry related injuries. Even with safety equipment in place, driving down claims costs can be a challenge when a safety culture isn’t in place to reinforce safe behaviors. Take it from our policyholders, employee education and training make the difference between a safe workplace or added claims costs.

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  • Safety Emphasis Drives Down Company Losses


    Falls are the leading cause of work-related death and injury among residential construction workers. That’s why it is imperative for residential roofing workers to wear the proper personal protective equipment and use fall protection systems. You can protect your business and your workers by complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations. Make safety a priority by understanding the requirements and putting them into practice.

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  • Top 10 Accidental Deaths in 2017

    Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:17 -0500

    Unintentional deaths from injuries rose 5.3% between 2016 and 2017.

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  • Cause to Celebrate: Workplace Injuries Continue to Decline

    Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:39 -0500

    Employers in 2017 had 2.8 recordable cases per 100 workers – less than half the number in 2003.

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  • How Exoskeletons Can Solve Safety and Productivity Issues

    Thu, 29 Nov 2018 15:29 -0500

    Encroaching automation. The skills gap. The opioid epidemic. These are real problems the first legitimate power-amplifying exoskeleton could take on when it's released in a little over a year.

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  • Fatality Investigation: Police Officer Drowns in Flood Waters

    Thu, 29 Nov 2018 13:30 -0500

    A police officer dies after driving off the road into flooded area.

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  • First, You've Got to Show That You Care

    Wed, 28 Nov 2018 17:43 -0500

    You can’t get people to care about their work until you first show that you care about them.

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  • Damage Prevention and Excavation Safety Summit

    MEM is partnering with Missouri Common Ground Alliance to provide free seminars focusing on the safety precautions critical to excavation and trenching industries Dec. 5-6 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

    The Summit will also feature the highly competitive Excavator Rodeo and Locate Rodeo. These competitions will test the skills of competitors as they compete for cash prizes and bragging rights.

    This is a completely free event that you cannot afford to miss. Sign up early to ensure your spot at the nation’s largest and most highly regarded event of its kind.

    View courses and register online through Missouri Common Ground Alliance.

    Summit location:

    Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
    3001 N. Grant Ave.
    Springfield, MO

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