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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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  • Return on Safety: Impact of Workplace Safety on Your Business KPIs


    As a business owner, you have a vested interest in protecting your people and your bottom line. Keeping employees safe is the right thing to do, but does following safety best practices also have a return on investment?

    Safety programs and procedures are often looked at through a compliance lens to ensure Occupational Health and Safety Administration standards are met. At best, safety is seen as a cost center that keeps employees safe on the job but doesn’t directly contribute to an organization’s profitability. However, when looked at closely it is easy to see the correlation between workplace safety and key performance indicators (KPIs).

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  • How To Onboard, Train and Mentor New Hires


    There are many ways to welcome new employees into a culture of safety. For some industries finding the best way to train, educate and keep new employees safe on the job is the hardest part. Builder’s Bloc Contracting Services in St. Louis, MO has tackled new hire safety with a comprehensive program. This MEM policyholder’s commitment to workplace safety offers some valuable advice to businesses looking to build a new hire safety program.

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  • Robot Safety: It’s Not Science Fiction, It’s the Law

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:15 -0500

    OSHA has been addressing the issue of robot safety for more than 30 years.

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  • Driver Risk Exposure & the Advantages of Continuous Driver Monitoring

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:45 -0500

    Companies that carefully and continuously vet their drivers are not only better positioned in their defense of catastrophic accidents but are also much less likely to find themselves in that position to begin with.

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  • OSHA Issues Crane Operator Safety Rule

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:40 -0500

    Rule reduces compliance evaluations for employers who have already completed them.

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  • 9 Ways to Drive Safe Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:28 -0500

    More than 400 people will lose their lives over the weekend.

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  • Sincerely Stefanie: Don't Be Like Charlie Brown's Teacher

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:00 -0500

    Training your workers in a traditional lecture style could put them to sleep when it comes to safety.

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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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