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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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  • EHSFIT: Finding Your Passion

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:36:00 +0000

    Staying active in cooler temperatures and avoiding cabin fever can be quite the challenge. For me, it’s always a balance between the cold and precipitation this time of year. It’s not much different than assessing risk in the workplace.

    I always ask a set of questions: What is the temperature? If it is between 30°F and 40°F, what are the conditions of the trails in the park? Is there ice? Are the roads and sidewalks clear? What clothing do I need to keep my skin and body protected?

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  • “Workers Falling Out of the Sky”: NYCOSH Report Reveals Uptick in New York Construction Fatalities

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:22:00 +0000

    “Deadly Skyline,” a new report from the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, reveals that there were safety violations at nearly all New York city and state construction sites where worker fatalities occurred.

    Construction workers, safety advocates, unions and elected officials are calling for more worker training, safer worksites and stronger regulations to help curb the number of injuries and fatalities occurring at construction sites in the state of New York.

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  • Two Employees in 10 Days Suffer Severe Injuries at Green Bay Manufacturer

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:34:00 +0000

    Bay Fabrication faces more than $219,000 in proposed penalties because machinery was returned to service before providing effective safety guards.

    One worker’s hand was crushed and another suffered the partial amputation of a finger during a bloody 10-day in July 2016. The two men, employees at Green Bay muffler component manufacturer Bay Fabrication, suffered severe injuries as they operated machinery without adequate safety guards and procedures in place, according to OSHA investigators.

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  • Poisonous Fumes in Confined Space Lead to Three Worker Deaths

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:07:00 +0000

    Utility workers die after losing consciousness in a drainage hole due to a buildup of hydrogen sulfide and methane. A rescue worker is in the hospital after removing his air pack to enter the confined space.

    Three underground utility workers in Florida died Monday after entering a confined space without the proper protective equipment.

    The incident, which occurred in Key Largo, Fla., began when the first man removed a manhole cover, entered a 15-foot-deep drainage hole and became unresponsive, according to news reports.

    The second worker entered with the intention of saving him but also lost consciousness. Likewise, a third man climbed into the hole was overcome by fumes. All three workers perished. None were wearing any respiratory protective equipment.

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  • EPA Issues Proposed Rules on Chemical Risk Evaluation

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:32:00 +0000

    New rules target chemical manufacturing, establish a process for identifying high-risk chemicals and prioritize which chemicals should be evaluated.

    After 40 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will have established rules to prioritize and evaluate chemicals in the marketplace and the manufacturing process.

    The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which was signed on June 22, 2016, gives the EPA the authority to look at and regulate unevaluated chemicals in the marketplace originally grandfathered in with the Toxic Substances Control Act.

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