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

    11/17/2016

    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

    11/01/2016

    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

    09/08/2016

    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

    06/14/2016

    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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  • Tragedy Avoided: Employee's Life Saved by a Seat Belt

    05/24/2016

    Although seat belt safety is enforced by many employers, statistics show many people still ignore important safety practices. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 68.3 percent of vehicle occupants who died in Missouri car crashes from 2011 to 2013 were not buckled up. Seat belts save lives, and most recently, Goodrich Gas was a great testament of this claim.


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  • The First 10: The Chemicals EPA Will Review Under New TSCA Legislation

    Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:32:00 +0000

    Asbestos and carbon tetrachloride are two of the first 10 chemicals to undergo risk evaluation as part of the reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

    EPA on Nov. 29 announced the first 10 chemicals it will evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform.

    “Under the new law, we now have the power to require safety reviews of all chemicals in the marketplace.” said Jim Jones, assistant administrator of the of Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. “We can ensure the public that we will deliver on the promise to better protect public health and the environment.”

    The first 10 chemicals to be evaluated are: 

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  • Why Should I Implement a Hearing Conservation Program in my Workplace?

    Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

    Ongoing exposure to excessive noise in the workplace can lead to permanent hearing loss. It can also increase stress, reduce efficiency, interfere with concentration and cause fatigue. Excessive noise can even cause industrial accidents if employees can’t hear co-workers give them warnings or directions. Download this white paper to learn what you can to do prevent hearing loss in the workplace.

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  • Managing Risk in Hazardous Work Environments: A Guide for Safety Professionals

    Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

    Managing the range and complexity of hazards in the modern workplace can present a daunting challenge to safety professionals.Many OSHA standards that address hazardous work environments include explicit safety and health training requirements. Download this safety professional's guide to reassure your organization's OSHA compliance and injury avoidance strategies.

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  • Compliance Training Tip: Why Ergonomics in the Workplace Matters

    Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

    How are poor ergonomics costing you? Injuries to the muscles and skeleton are the most common “lost time” illnesses in nearly every industry. According to the Institute of Medicine, it is estimated that the costs associated with MSDs (compensation,lost wages and lost productivity) are between$45 and $54 billion annually.

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  • District Attorneys Should Enforce Reckless Endangerment Laws for Dollar General

    Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:19:00 +0000

    OSHA repeatedly has fined Dollar General stores for blocking fire exits, a violation that has an infamous, tragic history.

    The story begins with a link between and Frances Perkins, the first female U.S. secretary of labor.

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  • Damage Prevention and Excavation Safety Summit

    MEM is partnering with Missouri Common Ground Alliance to provide free seminars focusing on the safety precautions critical to excavation and trenching industries.

    The Summit will also feature the highly competitive Excavator Rodeo and Locate Rodeo. These competitions will test the skills of competitors as they compete for cash prizes and bragging rights.

    This is a completely free event that you cannot afford to miss. Sign up early to ensure your spot at the nation’s largest and most highly regarded event of its kind.

    View courses and register online through Missouri Common Ground Alliance.

    Summit location:

    Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
    3001 N. Grant Ave.
    Springfield, MO

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