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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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  • 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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  • Principle-to-Practice Safety Transformation

    Wed, 27 May 2015 19:15:00 +0000

    Trying to change a safety culture from bad to good is like trying to break a bad habit. No matter how much you know you need to end that habit, you can't escape the draw it has on your behavior.
    Trying to change a safety culture from bad to good is like trying to break a bad habit. No matter how much you know you need to end that habit, you can't escape the draw it has on your behavior.

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  • Awareness in Safety: Did You See It Coming?

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:31:00 +0000

    It falls on each of us to keep our eyes, ears and instincts tuned to our own behaviors, so that we are better able to “see it coming.”
    It falls on each of us to keep our eyes, ears and instincts tuned to our own behaviors, so that we are better able to “see it coming.”

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  • How To Choose The Right Forklift For Your Operation

    Tue, 26 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000

    National Forklift Safety Day is June 9. Do you have the right equipment for the job and the safety measures and training in place to protect employees?
    National Forklift Safety Day is June 9. Do you have the right equipment for the job and the safety measures and training in place to protect employees?

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  • What’s Got More Germs Than a Toilet Seat? [Infographic]

    Tue, 26 May 2015 17:20:00 +0000

    There are many surfaces at home and at work that have more germs than a toilet seat.
    Germs are found everywhere, even where you'd least expect them! What has more germs than a toilet seat?
    Content Classification:  Curated

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  • Safety Culture – It's About the People

    Tue, 26 May 2015 15:46:00 +0000

    A simple way of building and sustaining an effective safety culture is by taking a human approach and focusing on the people of the organization.

    A common goal of most companies is to improve the safety culture within the organization. While this sounds fairly straightforward, the path to success often is riddled with misunderstanding and met with great difficulty.

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  • OSHA 10

    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.

    Day 1     June 15   8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Day 2     June 22   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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  • National Safety Council's Defensive Driving

    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.

    All sessions are from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

    July 7    Independence

    July 9    Chesterfield

    July 15  Cape Girardeau

    July 16  Springfield

    July 22  Columbia

    Locations are subject to change due to class size. Lunch is not provided.

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  • Strategies for Reducing Fleet Incidents

    Vehicle accidents are the number one killer of employees in Missouri. During this fleet safety seminar, experts from MEM will provide you with simple and effective methods for reducing vehicle crashes and related injuries. This seminar focuses heavily on steps management can take to improve your safety culture and a review of simple, achievable safety measures your company can put into place today.

    Topics discussed include:

    • The impact of vehicle crashes on Missouri employers;
    • Refinement of the definition of “fleet”, and determination as whether or not your company has employees that do work-related driving;
    • Review of the American National Standards Institute Z-15 standard and the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety ten-step process for reducing fleet incidents; and
    • Policy development that addresses dangerous driving behaviors.

    Safety materials are provided to each participant, including:

    • Fleet safety guidebook;
    • Sample drug-free workplace program;
    • Safety posters and training materials; and
    • “CLICK IT” window clings for each vehicle in your fleet.

    Participating agents will receive two hours of Continuing Education Credits for Missouri, Illinois and Kansas property and casualty licenses.

    All sessions are from 1-3:30 p.m.

    July 7    Independence

    July 9    Chesterfield 

    July 15  Cape Girardeau

    July 16  Springfield

    July 22  Columbia

    Locations are subject to change due to class size. Lunch is not provided.

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  • Slip Trip Fall Elimination

    Slips trips and falls are the number one cause of workplace injuries, with claims costs averaging $66,000 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 Fall Elimination Guide Book: includes seasonal action plans addressing hazards and steps for tailoring to your workplace.
    • Safety Surveys targeting STF Hazards.
    • Safety DVD Loan Program.
    • Safety awareness items like Posters, signs, table tents.
    • Training resources including tool box talks, safety meeting presentations and talking points.
    • We will demonstrate diagnostic equipment to measure slip resistance of walking surfaces which your Loss Prevention Consultant may use to identify potential high hazard areas within your workplace.

    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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