Once a year, Missouri Employers Mutual dedicates a week to raise awareness about the importance of workplace safety through statewide activities. This year’s WorkSAFE Week is Aug. 24-28 and the focus is on preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace.Read more
Ladders are involved in many serious fall incidents in the workplace and at home. This type of incident almost always results in lifelong injuries with treatment and therapy costs that can reach millions of dollars. In fact, four of Missouri Employers Mutual’s most devastating and costly workers compensation claims have involved falls.Read more
New hire injuries can happen to you. Take a look at some real examples of how not investing time in new hire safety training and screening practices only resulted in the growth of costs, not profits. Simple strategies can help turn these mistakes into future cost savings.Read more
You hire new employees with the intention of maintaining or increasing your production and profitability, but definitely not to increase your workplace injuries. Unfortunately, safety in the workplace is often overlooked on the new hire checklist. In fact, 40 percent of injured employees have been on the job less than one year (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). You can reduce your new hire risk and work comp expenses without increasing your business expenses. Let us show you how.Read more
March came into Missouri like a lion with snow and ice and if we’re lucky it will leave like a lamb. Unfortunately, spring weather doesn’t often resemble a lamb. Many people have a severe weather plan for home, but Mother Nature doesn’t schedule severe weather around work hours. Businesses have a responsibility to keep employees safe during severe weather events and that means having a plan. Check out some simple steps for putting a plan together and communicating it with employees.Read more
Does your company have a strong emphasis on safety but a poor safety climate? Do you have all the right bells and whistles – programs, protocols, processes – but does your safety program break down as production demands rise?
Slips, trips and falls are the number one cause of workplace injuries, with claims costs averaging nearly $48,000 per lost time claim. Understanding and eliminating slips, trips and falls protects your employees and your bottom line. Missouri Employers Mutual is offering a slip, trip fall elimination seminar with the safety resources you need, at no additional cost to you. We will review solutions to your current losses and/or future risks. MEM will provide you with the safety resources you need to prevent slips, trips and falls.
8:30-11:30 a.m. Schools and Healthcare Sessions
1-4 p.m. Construction and Transportation Sessions
Oct. 14—Cape Girardeau
No meals provided.Read more
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 a.m.-noon Seminar
June 16—Kansas City
Smithville Performing Arts Center
645 S. Commercial Ave.
Smithville, MO 64089
July 8—St. Louis
Carpenter's District Council of Greater St. Louis
1401 Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
Oct. 13—Cape Girardeau
The Osage Centre
1625 N. Kingshighway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Meyer Orthopedic Rehabilitation Hospital
3535 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807