The Opioid Problem in America: How it Affects Work Comp, Employers and Employees05/02/2018
What is the most concerning issue in workers compensation? Rising prescription costs? Claims fraud? For many insurance providers and business owners, the answer is much darker: opioid misuse and addiction. Learn more about what this problem costs and what can be done about it.Read more
MEM and Missouri One Call System Reach Thousands with Excavation Safety Messages04/23/2018
For the ninth year running, Missouri Employers Mutual partnered with Missouri One Call System (also known as Dig Rite) to provide excavation safety trainings across the state. This partnership is the only one of its kind in the U.S. and reached more than 2,000 construction workers and other excavation professionals during the 26 meetings held January-March this year.Read more
Four Companies Investing in Safety04/17/2018
Missouri Employers Mutual policyholders see improved safety results when utilizing our comprehensive SafetySMARTs programs, including our popular Safety Grants program. MEM’s Safety Grants program is simply a cost-sharing program designed to encourage policyholders to take steps toward improving safety in their workplace. To date, MEM has awarded 55 Safety Grants totaling about $600,000 to ensure funding doesn’t get in the way of improved workplace safety.
Keep reading to learn about four of our Safety Grants recipients and the technology they purchased to improve workplace safety.Read more
Five Simple Steps to Hire Right04/06/2018
Hiring a new employee is challenging, but hiring the wrong employee is costly. Once the job description is written and expectations are set, it’s up to you to find the right person for the job. There are five simple steps you can take to ensure you find a new hire that will not only contribute to the productivity of your business, but will work safe and be injury-free.Read more
Top on the Job Injuries, Resources to the Rescue03/22/2018
The first quarter of a new year gives businesses an opportunity to review the previous year and find ways organizations can be better Safety Fanatics. In 2017, the most common causes of MEM's workplace injury (lost-time only) remained consistent with previous years. Now is a good time to take a look at the most common claims and work toward prevention.Read more
NHTSA Targets Young Males in Seat Belt Safety CampaignMon, 21 May 2018 16:27 -0400
National campaign begins May 21 and lasts until June 3.
North Dakota Organizations Form Alliance to Reduce Trenching HazardsMon, 21 May 2018 15:01 -0400
The group includes OSHA, unions and trade organizations.
How to Comply with OSHA Digital Records Rules without the AnxietyThu, 17 May 2018 19:54 -0400
OSHA requires e-reporting of all workplace injuries and illnesses, but not every manufacturer is set up to easily comply. Luckily, there's an app for that.
Companies Lack Sexual Harassment TrainingThu, 17 May 2018 17:40 -0400
Despite recent media attention, companies fail to protect workers from sexual harassment.
OSHA Limits on Workplace Noise Feed ComplaintsThu, 17 May 2018 15:24 -0400
Employers need to take measures to protect themselves from costly litigation.