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  • Drive Safely Work Week 2015: Planning Ahead Keeps Your Employees Safe


    According to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), nearly two-thirds of all people killed on U.S. roadways are members of the workforce, creating a significant human and economic toll on employers. Due to this statistic, NETS dedicates themselves to improving the safety of health of employees and their families by working to prevent traffic crashes that occur both on and off the job.

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  • Not Having Work Comp Coverage Costs You More in the End


    Not having workers compensation insurance, is a lot like having workplace injuries—nobody wins. Workers compensation insurance protects both employers and employees. One workplace injury can change the future for the employee and the business. Need proof? See the impact an unsafe workplace and no workers compensation insurance had for one business.

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  • Seat Belts Save Lives: It's No Mystery


    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.

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  • WorkSAFE Week 2015: Keep Your Employees on Their Feet by Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls


    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.

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  • Safety Solutions to Falls from Ladders Available on Your Phone


    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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  • NSC 2015: The Semi-Autonomous Car: A Guide to the Future

    Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:56:00 +0000

    Autonomous cars are ready for the roads today, but the public isn’t quite ready.

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  • NSC 2015: OSHA Cuts Number of Inspections, Changes Strategy

    Tue, 29 Sep 2015 21:36:00 +0000

    The agency will focus less on the number of inspections it completes and more on completing complex inspections.
    The agency will focus less on the number of inspections it completes and more on completing complex inspections.

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  • NSC 2015: Righting the Ship – From the Worst to the Best

    Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:59:00 +0000

    Former Navy Commander Michael Abrashoff was given command of one of the worst ships in the Navy. What he did with that ship will surprise you.

    Commander Michael Abrashoff jokes that he's not the smartest guy in the room, but don't let his modesty fool you. Abrashoff was smart enough to figure out how to turn one of the worst ships in the Navy - the USS Benfold – into one of the best. And he did it by talking.

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  • NSC 2015: Highlights from the National Safety Congress

    Tue, 29 Sep 2015 01:51:00 +0000

    More than 10,000 EHS professionals and safety leaders are in Atlanta for the National Safety Congress.

    The National Safety Council is hosting its 2015 NSC Congress & Expo in Atlanta Sept. 26 to Oct. 2. This year's event, Building Safer Workplaces, features more than 1,000 exhibitors, more than 100 professional development seminars, 14 keynote speakers and an executive-edge track, giving attendees access to unparalleled resources to improve safety.                

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  • NSC 2015: Redefining Safety – Living in the Context, Not the Consequence

    Mon, 28 Sep 2015 21:21:00 +0000

    Too often, safety success is measured by failure: how many people were hurt or killed.

    Todd Conklin, Los Alamos National Lab, offers an alternative.

    “We’ve got to live in safe work,” Conklin said during a forum discussion at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Atlanta, Ga.

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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 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.

    • 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. 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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  • Safety Fanatics: Become a Work Comp Guru in 2015

    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.

    Seminar location: 2610 E. Malone Ave. Sikeston, MO 63801

    Questions? Email us worksafe@worksafecenter.com or call 1.888.499.SAFE (7233).

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  • Advanced Office Ergonomics Training

    Join us as we review basic ergonomic principles, and introduce advanced ergonomic concepts and how to adapt them to office and non-traditional settings.

    Discussion will include the latest evidence based research regarding dynamic sitting options, such as using an exercise ball as a chair, as well as the latest research in preventative programs, againg population and obesity epidemic.

    A wide variety of office ergonomic equipment will be reviewed and demonstrated including height adjustable work stations. Participants will also learn about office assessment tools, case studies and safety program management.

    Oct. 22—Columbia
    MEM corporate headquarters
    101 N.Keene St.

    Oct. 29—Chesterfield
    MEM St. Louis office
    663 Trade Cetner Blvd.

    Retgistration begins at 8 a.m.
    Seession 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Cost: $99 per person
    Lunch is provided


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