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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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  • 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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  • OSHA Unveils New Robot Safety Plan

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:30:00 +0000

    New safety standards will protect the growing segment of the workforce.

    The manufacturing environment of today is unlike one ever seen before.

    It’s fast-paced, efficient, connected and digital.

    Jobs that once took weeks to complete now are effortlessly processed in minutes.

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  • Emerging Workplace Safety Threat: Zombies

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:32:00 +0000

    We all know that there is no such thing as a zombie apocalypse… Or is there? Are you breeding zombies at work?

    We’ve all seen them – the zombies – shuffling down the hallway on their way to the office coffeemaker or into a conference room for a safety meeting or training session. We watch as they zone out, threatening to eat their own arms if lunch isn’t served soon.

    It’s terrifying! But how much of a role do you play in creating those zombies?

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  • United States and Mexico Wrestle with Climate Change Policy

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:18:00 +0000

    On the occasion of Mexico submitting its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), President Barack Obama and President Enrique Peña Nieto reaffirmed their commitment to wrestling with “one of the greatest threats facing humanity": global climate change.

    In a joint statement, President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto underscored the importance of jointly addressing climate in the integrated economy of their two countries. Smart action on climate change and developing clean energy can drive economic growth, according to the leaders, and “bring broad security, health and development benefits to the region.”

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  • Food Warehouse that OSHA Called a ‘Death Trap’ Agrees to Improve Safety

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:31:00 +0000

    Unicold willfully disregarded employee safety, OSHA says.

    After two years of fighting OSHA safety citations, Unicold Corp. has agreed to fix the problems identified at its Honolulu site by OSHA and pay the fines associated with the safety violations.

    OSHA in February 2013 found nearly every door at the facility blocked, locked or inaccessible, and noted the use of ammonia as a refrigerant, among other hazards.

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  • A Deadly Industry

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:18:00 +0000

    Assembled data shows how and where U.S. refinery workers continue to die.
    Despite special emphasis programs on refinery safety, refinery workers in the United States continue to die.

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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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  • 2015 Work Comp Academy

    April 16, 23, 29, 30 and May 14

    This seminar includes must-know topics like the overall costs of workers compensation claims, Missouri workers compensation law updates, case law updates, claims reporting, investigations and claims management. This class is perfect for new policyholders, business owners, supervisors and managers, and human resources and safety personnel.

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

    Dates: 

    April 16—Columbia

    April 23—Independence

    April 29—Cape Girardeau (Osage Center)

    April 30—Chesterfield

    May 14—Springfield

    Lunch is provided at no charge.

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