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  • One Free Dig Rite Meeting Can Impact Your Whole Year

    01/20/2015

    The Missouri One Call System, Inc. dispatches all underground utility locates in Missouri with the purpose of protecting life, property and the environment. Underground utilities are dangerous and extremely expensive to repair, causing interrupted services to homes and businesses. During the first quarter of every year, Missouri One Call System, Inc. (MOSCI) travels the state providing safety meetings designed to educate Missouri excavation crews, municipal employees and industry groups. The focus this year is on new state legislation that has affected the utility locating process.

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  • New OSHA Reporting Requirements: Be Prepared in 2015

    12/19/2014

    Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will implement a change to what covered employers are required to report.

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  • Reduce Your Work Comp Costs with Winter Safety Precautions

    12/12/2014

    As Missouri’s fall weather conditions deteriorate into winter, employers are encouraged to take steps now to minimize slip and trip risks. MEM injury statistics show that winter slips and trips are the most common type of employee injury in Missouri. Every employee is at risk when snow, ice and water cover walking, working and driving surfaces. Trends including an aging workforce, obesity and medical inflation combine to make these types of injuries more severe and expensive to treat. Check out our winter slip and fall prevention tips.

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  • Protecting Your Employees' Backs and Your Business

    11/25/2014

    Ever hear the old saying, 'lift with your legs, not your back'? There is a lot of truth in it. If you’re not already, it’s time to get serious about back safety. Back injuries due to lifting are one of the top five types of injuries reported to MEM. The average lost time injury is $35,000 and can have long-term effects. With a little training, your business can avoid prevent these types of injuries altogether.

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  • Transit Industry Wellness Program Brings Change to Employees' Lives

    11/14/2014

    It’s no secret that a healthy employee is a more productive employee. By now, you have probably heard of employer sponsored wellness programs and maybe you thought it wasn’t something you could do. The truth is that wellness programs don’t have to be complicated to get results.

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  • National Safety Council's Defensive Driving

    March 2

    This seminar is a great way to improve your employees' safe driving knowledge. Course topics include how distractions, anger, fatigue and impairment can affect our ability to  make safe driving decisions. It's a perfect session for anyone that drives on the job. Safety materials will be provided to each participant, including:

    • Fleet safety guidebook;
    • Sample drug-free workplace program;
    • Safety posters and training materials;
    • “Click It” window clings for each vehicle in your fleet; and
    • Course certificates from the National Safety Council.

    Agents will receive four hours of Continuing Education Credits for Missouri, Illinois and Kansas property and casualty licenses.

    This class will be held at the Missouri Employers Mutual office in Columbia.

    March 2     1 - 4:30 p.m.

    *Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

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  • Drug and Alcohol Recognition Training

    March 4

    Do you know what to do if an employee demonstrates characteristics of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol while at work?

    Join Safety Fanatic Mark Woodward from Missouri Employers Mutual and John Throckmorton from Employee Screening Services to learn how you, as a supervisor, can address these problems.

    This engaging and informative seminar is open to the public free of charge (a $75 value per person). Participants who complete the full session will receive a Certificate of Completion indicating compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requirements, and most state requirements for Supervisor Drug and Alcohol Recognition Training.

    7:30 a.m.—Registration begins. Continental breakfast provided.

    8-9 a.m.—Learn about work comp law, employer rights and how to create a drug-free workplace.

    9:15 a.m.-noon—Drug and Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion Recognition Training Certification class.

    Note: The location of this seminar has changed.

    Stoney Creek Inn
    Salon C
    2601 South Providence Rd.
    Columbia, MO 65203

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  • Gravity Works: Fall Protection Seminar

    March 11

    Do you have employees that work at heights? Are you concerned that one of them might fall? What protective systems should you have in place?

    Columbia Safety has teamed up with DBI/SALA and Missouri Employers Mutual to offer this fantastic safety training opportunity. We will discuss fall protection methods, personal fall arrest systems, new OSHA standards that affect the electric industry, and unique scenarios that can lead to danger. Equipment will be demonstrated and plenty of gear will be on display.

    Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. Participants will receive certificates of attendance.

    March 11     8 a.m.-noon

    Seminar location:
    Columbia Safety
    1801 Westfall Drive
    Columbia, MO 65202

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  • OSHA 10

    Day 1—March 23, Day 2—March 30

    This 10-hour OSHA course is an outreach program geared toward entry level construction workers. The course provides general knowledge required to recognize and prevent construction site hazards. This is a two day course and participants are required to attend both sessions below.

    Day 1     March 23 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Day 2     March 30 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Lunch is not provided. Fees must be paid by time of course and are payable by cash or check at the door. Credit cards are not accepted.

    Classes with fewer than 10 participants will be cancelled.

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  • Safety Fanatics: Become a Work Comp Guru in 2015

    April 8

    Let 2015 be the year you become a work comp guru. Central Missouri business leaders, medical professionals and insurers have teamed up to help you take your health, safety and workers compensation efforts to the next level! This seminar is provided at no cost and includes a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch. Register now, space is limited.

    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the session is from  8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Questions? Email us worksafe@worksafecenter.com or call 1.888.499.SAFE (7233).

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