Work Safe

Knowledge is power. Let safety be your source.

Safety training and policies can help you generate fewer workplace injuries.

  • Telehealth Services Save Time and Money


    Health care costs in the US are rising, and work comp expenses have reflected this rise. Fifteen years ago, medical claims represented half of total claims costs—the other half was indemnity. Today, medical outweighs indemnity by almost 20 percent. While there is little business owners can do about the rising expense of health care, they can manage medical costs. One method is implementing telehealth technologies.

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  • Recent Study Shows Three out of Four Drivers Improve Driving with Collision Avoidance Technology


    Missouri Employers Mutual partnered with the MU College of Engineering for groundbreaking research on the effect of collision avoidance technology (CAT) devices on drivers’ behavior. The research provides valuable insights about decreasing vehicle accidents, which are the number one way to die on the job in the United States. Learn more about the study and how CAT devices can effect safety on the job.

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  • OSHA Ruling Brings Changes to Post-Incident Drug and Alcohol Testing Boundaries


    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently recommended changes to workplace post-incident drug and alcohol testing practices. The changes provide boundaries around employer post-incident drug and alcohol testing. The new regulations go into effect Dec. 1, 2016 so now is the time to learn more.

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  • Defensive Driving: Five Keys to Keeping Employees Safe on the Road


    Driving from one location to another is a routine part of most employees' daily activities. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most hazardous. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that more fatal work injuries resulted from roadway incidents than from any other event in 2014.

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  • Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policies are More Powerful than Ever


    In addition to protecting employees and reducing injuries, the enhanced penalties of the 2005 revision of the Missouri Workers Compensation Act make it even more beneficial for policyholders to create and enforce drug and alcohol policies. Significant revisions by the Missouri legislature now make these policies even more powerful at discouraging drug and alcohol use in the workplace. Read more for details and a recent example of how this Act makes a difference.

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  • Consumer Group Questions EPA, Monsanto Collusion on Roundup Health Risks

    Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:59:00 +0000

    Previously-sealed documents call into question the health risks associated with glyphosate use and whether a high-ranking EPA official colluded with Monsanto to allow sales of Roundup.

    Consumer groups and law firms are raising awareness for farm worker and consumer health after internal emails leaked this week show Monsanto’s leading pesticide Roundup could cause cancer, and previous research showing no health risks was completed by company employees.

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  • Will Congress Turn Its Back on the Safety of America’s Workers?

    Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:08:00 +0000

    Let’s say someone you care about – mother, father, wife, husband, partner, son, daughter, friend and neighbor – works in a facility that’s had a history of serious injuries or illnesses. You know, like burns, amputations and broken bones that happen at work. Or head, eye or back injuries.

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  • The Real Reasons Americans Are Unhappy at Work

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:58:00 +0000

    Nearly half of us want to quit our jobs by the end of the year. Workplace expert Rex Conner explains why in this exclusive Q&A.

    When it comes to work, Americans aren’t happy.

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  • OSHA Launches Campaign to Address Fatalities in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +0000

    The agency’s Safe and Sound Campaign encourages employers to review their safety and health programs for compliance and effectiveness.

    A rise in fatality inspections in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska has OSHA calling on employers to rethink their approaches to worker safety.

    The agency recently launched its Safe and Sound Campaign to make companies more aware of the services it offers as well as address some common hazards in the region that have led to fatalities including confined space and struck by incidents.

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  • Ladder Safety e-Book Available for Download

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:25:00 +0000

    If you missed the March issue of EHS Today, here’s your opportunity to download the special focus on Ladder Safety.

    More than 2,000 people per day are injured in ladder-related incidents, and the industry is taking major steps to reduce that number.

    The American Ladder Institute has declared March as National Ladder Safety Month.

    This collection includes articles about National Ladder Safety Month, ladder safety and the OSHA regulations related to the appropriate and safe use of ladders in general industry and construction.

    Download it here.

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  • Excavator Safety Awareness Meetings

    Learn about Underground Utility Damage Prevention and Safe Digging Practices and how to use the technology that Missouri One Call System offers to enhance your one-call department.

    Continuing education credits of 1.5 hours will be offered to DNR licensed operators and DHSS septic installers. Certificates of completion will be provided upon request for any other professional designations that you may hold.

    Check here for class locations and availability in your area. New meeting dates and locations are still being added.

    Classes brought to you by the Missouri One Call System.

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  • School Safety Coordinator Workshops

    Get the latest information to assist you in keeping your schools safe. The one day training includes a legal update and cyber security issues.

    Click below to register.

    March 28—St. Charles sponsored by SafeDefend

    Workshop fee includes boxed lunch.

    Training brought to you by the Missouri School Board Association.

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  • Small Business Workplace Safety

    In honor of National Small Business Week 2017, we will discuss workplace safety and how your business can save on insurance costs.

    Slips, trips and falls in the workplace are a common cause of injury. In this session, we show you how to prevent them! Understanding and eliminating the causes saves employees' lives and protects your bottom line. Join us for an informative discussion on internal measures, policy development tools, and safety resources you can apply in your small business. Presented by the safety experts from Missouri Employers Mutual.

    May 3

    1-4 p.m.

    West Plains Civic Center
    Magnolia Room
    110 Saint Louis Street
    West Plains, MO 65775

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    Register today for the second annual #SAFECONEXPO safety, health, and environmental conference May 10-11, at the beautiful Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.

    -Learn from the experts
    -Network with fellow safety, human resources, insurance and compliance
    -Visit with fantastic vendors and sponsors
    -Spend time with your peers at the Tuesday afternoon golf outing
    -Participate in evening get-together events

    Take advantage of the Midwest’s best value in safety, health, and environmental education.

    Conference: $315

    Pre-conference sessions: $125-175

    Walk-in registration: $330

    CEUs available

    Read more to get all the details about conference courses and pre-conference events.

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