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  • Breaking Down Work Comp Premium Can Add Up to Savings

    01/09/2018

    You might be curious about how insurance companies arrive at the number on your bill. It’s also important for you to understand the factors that influence your premium, so you can begin taking steps to control costs. Calculating your work comp premium can be complex, but it doesn’t have to be a mystery. Three main factors determine your premium and understanding them can add up to savings.

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  • Five Best Practices to Keep Employees Safe on the Road

    12/21/2017

    Car crashes are the most common cause of on-the-job fatalities in every business sector, and a growing concern for business owners. What can you do to ensure your employees are driving safely both on and off the job? The most effective way to influence your employees’ driving behaviors is to provide resources and have them sign written policies. Give your employees the “why” and the “how” of safe driving with these five tips.

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  • Simple Ways to Prevent and Recognize Work Comp Claim Fraud

    12/06/2017

    Most work comp claims involve legitimate accidents and injuries, but the few that are fraudulent can impact everyone. The most common type of work comp fraud is employee claim fraud, which occurs when an employee makes a claim for benefits that they know they are not entitled to. Work comp claim fraud is easier to spot when you know the red flags to look for. 

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  • The Power of a Dollar: Penn's Tow Service Puts Safety in Employees' Wallets

    10/02/2017

    We’ve all been there. You stop at a roadside station to fill your car with gas. You close the car door and immediately turn around in horror. You've locked your keys inside.

    If you’re in the Kansas City area, you could be rescued by Penn’s Tow Service, a family-owned provider of towing and other emergency vehicle services. As one of the metro area’s largest towing companies, Penn’s can take on any job, big or small. In 2015, business owner Bill Penn noted that on-the-job injuries had been getting worse for several years. He knew it was time to figure out a solution.

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  • Rising Above Workplace Injuries with Post Offer Employment Testing

    09/18/2017

    The hiring process can be stressful for employers and applicants alike. That stress often continues and escalates in the first year on the job. According to OSHA, more than 40 percent of injured employees have been on the job less than a year. To minimize the risk of new hire injuries, companies administer physical capacity tests (post offer employment testing) to candidates after they’re offered the job. Studies show that on average, one in ten applicants is determined not capable of performing a job. This prevents the individual from potential injury, protecting both the employee and the employer. At Missouri Employers Mutual, one in three lost-time claims involves a new employee, with an average claim cost of $54,000.

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  • Motor Vehicle Deaths Top 40,000 in 2017 [Photo Gallery]

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:47 -0500

    National Safety Council releases preliminary estimates based on tracked fatality trends.

  • Webinar: Mobility for EHS Management Systems

    Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:40 -0500

    A March 20 EHS Today-hosted webinar, sponsored by SafeTec Compliance Systems an HSI Company

  • EHS Leaders Look Ahead to 2018 and Beyond

    Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:30 -0500

    A new year brings with it new opportunities, new challenges, new technology and new trends. These EHS leaders share their thoughts on what lies ahead.

  • Don’t Be a Case Study for Legionella

    Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:37 -0500

    Preparing for warmer months, and possible bacterial growth on your HVAC equipment, by creating an action plan now is the surefire way to prevent becoming a case study later.

  • Oregon OSHA Plans Two-Day Safety Conference

    Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:50 -0500

    Attendees can participate in a variety of workshops.

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  • Missouri One Call Excavator Safety 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 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.

    Find a class in your area and check registration often for additional meeting dates and locations.

    Classes brought to you by the Missouri One Call System.

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  • Midwest Construction Safety Conference and Expo

    9th Annual Midwest Construction Safety Conference and Expo

    March 15-16

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

    Learn more here about 2018 presenters, sessions and registration options.

     

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