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  • Safety Solutions to Falls from Ladders Available on Your Phone

    07/01/2015

    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.

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  • New Hire Injuries Can Happen to You

    05/21/2015

    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.

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  • New Hires Shouldn't Mean New Injuries

    05/05/2015

    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.

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  • Severe Weather Plans are a Must Have for Every Business

    03/24/2015

    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.

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  • The Value of a Background Check

    03/11/2015

    When you think about workers compensation insurance you might not think about background checks. Insurance companies utilize background checks to verify a variety of facts. With any claims process accuracy is a key factor in providing the best possible service to injured employees and stopping many types of fraud.

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  • Treading Gingerly: The New Normal

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000

    Safety gives us the power to redefine the ordinary.
    Safety gives us the power to redefine the ordinary.

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  • Be the Champion of your Manual Material Handling Process

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:20:00 +0000

    Sports championships are the result of preparation and training targeting weaknesses and leveraging strengths. You can do the same thing with your manual material handling process.
    Sports championships are the result of preparation and training targeting weaknesses and leveraging strengths. You can do the same thing with your manual material handling process.

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  • Seattle Employer Fined $424,850 for 50 Violations

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:15:00 +0000

    Washington's Department of Labor & Industries Issued one of the largest fines in recent history to Seattle Bulk Shipping for willful, serious and failure-to-abate violations.
    When L&I inspectors found serious hazards at Seattle Bulk Shipping during an injury investigation, they conducted a comprehensive inspection of the marine terminal operator.

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  • Sandy Says: Construction Zone

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:10:00 +0000

    My entire neighborhood has become a construction zone and as the heat rises, tempers are flaring and safety takes a backseat.
    My entire neighborhood has become a construction zone and as the heat rises, tempers are flaring and safety takes a backseat.

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  • Are FR Garments Still Effective if Contaminated with Flammable Substances?

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:33:00 +0000

    Flame-resistant (FR) clothing is designed to resist ignition and self-extinguish, but its ability to protect you from injury can be compromised if it comes into contact with flammable substances.

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  • Slip, Trip and Fall Elimination

    Slips, trips and falls are the number one cause of workplace injuries, with claims costs averaging nearly $48,000 per lost time incident. Understanding and eliminating these incidents 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.

    • Slip, Trip and Fall Elimination Guide Book that includes seasonal action plans addressing hazards and steps for tailoring to your workplace.
    • Safety surveys targeting slip, trip and fall hazards.
    • Safety DVD loan program.
    • Safety awareness items including posters, signs and table tents.
    • Training resources including tool box talks, safety meeting presentations and talking points.

    8:30-11:30 a.m. Schools and Healthcare Sessions

    1-4 p.m. Construction and Transportation Sessions

    Oct. 6—Independence
    Oct. 8—Chesterfield
    Oct. 14—Cape Girardeau
    Oct. 15—Springfield
    Oct. 21—Columbia

    No meals provided.

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  • Drug and Alcohol Recognition Training

    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
                Hall #1
                1401 Hampton Ave.
                St. Louis, MO 63139

    Oct. 13—Cape Girardeau
                  The Osage Centre
                  Room 3AB
                  1625 N. Kingshighway
                  Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

    Dec. 2—Springfield
                 Meyer Orthopedic Rehabilitation Hospital
                 Ozark Room
                 3535 S. National Ave.
                 Springfield, MO 65807

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