Right now is a great time to address distracted driving. Winter is on the way and driving naturally becomes more dangerous. Statistics show that distracted driving is a contributing factor in up to 30 percent of traffic crashes in the United States. Distraction, combined with winter weather challenges, could easily result in vehicle crashes resulting in employee injuries and fatalities.Read more
The Missouri Common Ground Alliance’s 2014 Damage Prevention and Excavation Safety Summit is coming up, Nov. 5-6 at the Central Missouri Events Center in Columbia, MO. Fifteen educational sessions are provided free of charge, and focus on underground utility damage prevention and employee safety.Read more
When you hear about workers compensation fraud, you usually think about employees and employers filing false claims or falsifying premium. It is important to know that insurance companies can also commit fraud. There are red flags and indicators that policyholders and injured employees need to be aware of when dealing with insurance companies.
A recent vehicle crash in central Missouri has highlighted the catastrophic effects of a steer tire blowout. Media reports stated that the driver-side front tire may have blown out causing a large truck to cross the center line abruptly, striking an oncoming vehicle. This article lists things a driver can do to minimize the risk of sudden, unexpected movement due to steer tire failure.Read more
Hiring contractors and sub-contractors is a common practice and generally independent contractors are not deemed employees for purposes of workers compensation liability. However, an exception is the doctrine of statutory employment. Educate yourself on the law and what it means for you as an employer.
When building new facilities or defining new processes, employers can eliminate – or at least minimize – hazards before the work even starts. In reality, though, most EHS professionals are dealing with old facilities and longstanding processes in which risks and hazards already exist.
Safety speaker John Drebinger has a vision for the future of workplace safety. It’s a place where EHS professionals leverage their leadership skills and strategic acumen to build world-class safety programs.
This free fall protection training course is put on by the Builders' Association and OSHA. The course is based on OSHA standards and fall protection best practices within the construction industry. The goal is to help reduce the number of falls in the construction industry. A course completion certificate will be issued to all who successfully finish the course.
Who should attend?
What will you learn?
The Builders' Association
521 South Ingram Mill Road
Springfield, MO 65802
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.
Dec. 4 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dec. 5 8:30 a.m.-noon
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.Read more