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  • One Free Dig Rite Meeting Can Impact Your Whole Year


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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  • Is Obesity a Disability? Experts Weigh In

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:25:00 +0000

    Leading obesity organizations support disability protections for some individuals with obesity.

    A recent European Court of Justice ruling supports disability protections for obesity under certain circumstances, and a group of organizations in the United States is calling for the same protection here. The EU decision that sparked the development of the new position relates to a case of a child-care worker who claimed he was fired from his job because of his weight.

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  • The Cost of a Healthy Workforce

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:02:00 +0000

    Failing to keep workers healthy can be a costly mistake.
    Failing to keep workers healthy can be a costly mistake.
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  • Machine Safeguarding -- Are You Really Protected? [POP QUIZ]

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:19:00 +0000

    Take the Quiz and be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

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  • How Toxic is Your World? [Photo Gallery]

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:20:00 +0000

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  • Vancouver Companies Fined for 45 Safety Violations at Material Recovery Center

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:33:00 +0000

    Leadpoint was cited for 22 serious safety violations and fined $77,600. Waste Connections was cited for 23 serious violations and fined $100,000.
    Leadpoint was cited for 22 serious safety violations and fined $77,600. Waste Connections was cited for 23 serious violations and fined $100,000.

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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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  • 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.

    Seminar Details
    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.

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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. Resgister 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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  • National Safety Council's Defensive Driving

    Feb. 9, 25 and 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.

    These classes will be held at the Missouri Employers Mutual office in Columbia.

    Feb. 9 and Feb. 25     8:30 a.m. - noon

    *Registration begins at 8 a.m.

    March 2     1 - 4:30 p.m.

    *Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

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