In 2004, 25-year-old Paul Bailey was traveling on Interstate 95 in North Carolina in route to New York, when his 1994 Honda Accord was t-boned by a pick-up truck. Bailey remembers hitting his head on the drivers’ side window and his body thrusting against the armrest, ultimately breaking the armrest. You’ve heard all the myths about seat belts; add Bailey’s survival story to the list of truths.Read more
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
For years, OSHA issued citations for recordkeeping violations during the five-year window mentioned in 29 CFR 1904.33. This all became more interesting on Nov. 10, 2006 when OSHA issued a number of recordkeeping citations against Volks Constructors (Volks) and the company appealed them.
OSHA requires many companies to keep records of injuries and illnesses in the well-known forms 300, 300A and 301. And, if you’re required to do it but don’t, or make an error, they may cite you.
The National Safety Council released information last month that indicated 2015 could be the deadliest year for vehicle crashes since 2007. Fatalities were up 14 percent over 2014 through the end of June and serious injuries were up 30 percent. The NSC predicts that as many as 400 people could die on the roads over Labor Day weekend.
The National Safety Council estimates 395 people will be killed and another 47,800 will be seriously injured in car crashes during the upcoming Labor Day holiday period, which begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7.
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