Missouri Employers Mutual policyholders see improved safety results when utilizing our comprehensive SafetySMARTs programs, including our popular Safety Grants program. MEM’s Safety Grants program is simply a cost-sharing program designed to encourage policyholders to take steps toward improving safety in their workplace. To date, MEM has awarded 55 Safety Grants totaling about $600,000 to ensure funding doesn’t get in the way of improved workplace safety.
Keep reading to learn about four of our Safety Grants recipients and the technology they purchased to improve workplace safety.Read more
Hiring a new employee is challenging, but hiring the wrong employee is costly. Once the job description is written and expectations are set, it’s up to you to find the right person for the job. There are five simple steps you can take to ensure you find a new hire that will not only contribute to the productivity of your business, but will work safe and be injury-free.Read more
The first quarter of a new year gives businesses an opportunity to review the previous year and find ways organizations can be better Safety Fanatics. In 2017, the most common causes of MEM's workplace injury (lost-time only) remained consistent with previous years. Now is a good time to take a look at the most common claims and work toward prevention.Read more
You might be curious about how insurance companies arrive at the number on your bill. It’s also important for you to understand the factors that influence your premium, so you can begin taking steps to control costs. Calculating your work comp premium can be complex, but it doesn’t have to be a mystery. Three main factors determine your premium and understanding them can add up to savings.Read more
Car crashes are the most common cause of on-the-job fatalities in every business sector, and a growing concern for business owners. What can you do to ensure your employees are driving safely both on and off the job? The most effective way to influence your employees’ driving behaviors is to provide resources and have them sign written policies. Give your employees the “why” and the “how” of safe driving with these five tips.Read more
Employee wellness programs need to include a personalized, ongoing educational component.
New regulations impose additional requirements but are less burdensome than first proposed.
Microlearning is coming to safety, and it has the potential to seriously improve performance.
Providing and encouraging sun protection for outdoor workers can help create a healthy and safe workplace.
Follow these tips to create and maintain a strong safety culture that engages employees as part of the process.