Safety Grant Winners, Cycle 6

May 15, 2019 • Missouri Employers Mutual

Safety initiatives have made a significant impact in the decline of workers compensation claims, but Missouri Employers Mutual won’t stop until workplace injuries are eliminated. In May 2019, MEM announced its sixth cycle of safety grant recipients, bringing the total amount of safety grant awards to $1.2 million since 2016.

The sixth safety grant cycle awarded a total of $210,000 to 31 policyholders in Missouri for the implementation of new safety equipment to promote safer workplaces.

“This program was designed to make safety simpler for our policyholders,” said Jim Owen, President and CEO of MEM. “When safety is simple, that means employers see greater productivity, greater savings and more people get to go home to their families at the end of the day.”

One recipient from this awards cycle is Pike County Senate Bill 40, an organization working to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live quality lives.

“Having the adjustable table will provide a degree of improved safety for our staff, as well as persons served with developmental disabilities,” says Pete Breting, Executive Director of Pike Co. Senate Bill 40 Board. “[Greater safety] improves business operations by virtue of the fact that less funds are hopefully being spent on premium payments and more funds are available for services for those we serve.”

All of MEM’s nearly 18,000 policyholders are eligible for a safety grant, regardless of premium size or claims history. Successful applicants earn one-to-one matching grants up to $10,000 toward approved safety initiatives. Policyholders are required to monitor claims data and report on the success of equipment purchased with safety grant funds, so MEM can help other businesses learn from their success.

The following businesses were selected to receive safety grants in MEM’s sixth cycle:

Business City, State Safety Initiative
Trailiner Corp Springfield, MO Detroit Assurance Radar/Brake System to manage and coach safe practices
Pike County Senate Bill 40 Bowling Green, MO Armedica Hi-Lo Changing Table, Safety Belt, Hoyer Lift reduces risk when handling patients
St. Francois County Board for the Developmentally Disabled Farmington, MO Ceiling Track System installed in Shared Living Area, Two Bedrooms to reduce risk when handling patients
JDP Industries, LLC Marionville, MO 10” Jobsite SawStop table saw alleviates finger/hand amputation
Porta-Fab Corporation Chesterfield, MO Dust Collector System reduces dust exposure
Steelville Ambulance District Steelville, MO Power Stretcher Kit to reduce risk when handling patients
Lemay Fire Protection District St. Louis, MO IndeeLift reduces risk when handling patients
Claypool Holdings, LLC O’Fallon, MO SawStop Industrial Table Saws to alleviate finger/hand amputation
Columbia Independent School Columbia, MO JLG Vertical Mast Lift eliminates use of scaffold and ladders
Hentges Tree Service, Inc. Jefferson City, MO 2018 Vermeer S925TX reduces the manual lifting of tree trimming and other landscaping debris
Kirberg Roofing, Inc. St. Louis, MO Fall Protection System with Raptor Rescue Systems reduces fall risk while working at heights
S.E. Cooperative Service Co. Advance, MO Remote Roof Port reduces fall risk while working at heights
Massey Tuckpointing and Masonry, LLC St. Louis, MO Electric Scissor Lift eliminates use of scaffolds and ladders
Heartland Presbyterian Center Parkville, MO Electric Scissor Lift eliminates use of scaffolds and ladders
Grassl Inc (ACRO Trailer) Springfield, MO Press Brake Safety System reduces risk to hand/fingers getting caught in equipment
Harrisonville Electric, LLC Harrisonville, MO Electromechanical Crimping Tool reduces manual material handling
Crown Companies, LLC St. Louis, MO Motorized Work Platforms reduces fall risk while working at heights
Blue Sky Window Cleaning, Inc. Bridgeton, MO 50 ft. Water Fed Pole eliminates use of ladders and man lifts
Ham Hill Farms, Inc. Marshall, MO 18 Stroke Air Cylinders reduce fall risk while working at heights

Lawrence C. Eichler Jr.

(Do-Rite Construction & Excavating LLC)

Lincoln, MO BAS System for Manhole; Spreader System to eliminate risk of excavation cave in injuries

Zein Group International


St. Louis, MO Manzelli Vacuum Lifter with Rotating Supports eliminates manual material handling processes for countertops
Carrollton Municipal Utilities Carrollton, MO Smartshore Inflatable Trench Shield reduces material handling associated with strain and repetitive motion
Flynn Drilling Company Troy, MO Ark Flash Safety Gloves, Boots and Freight reduces risk of serious injury
The Kiesel Company St. Louis, MO Fuel Cube with Solar Panel and Pump Kit replaces “farm tanks” on stands to eliminate fall risk when refueling
Z & L Wrecking Co. St. Louis, MO Buffalo Turbine Diesel Dust Controller to reduce dust exposure
Jasid Construction, Inc. Valley Park, MO SkyJack eliminates use of scaffolds and ladders
Vernon County Ambulance District Nevada, MO Power Load System to reduce risk when handling patients
High Ridge Fire Protection District High Ridge, MO Genesis 17C Brute Force 2.0 Combination Rescue Tool is lighter extraction equipment for easier handling
Lake Ozark Fire Protection District Lake Ozark, MO Stryker Power Load System reduces injury risk when handling patients
Southern Construction Ava, MO Harness with Rope bridge reduces fall risk while working at heights

Learn more about Safety Grants and how to apply here.

May 15, 2019
Missouri Employers Mutual
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