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  • MEM Celebrates 10 Years Injury-Free

    07/13/2017

    At Missouri Employers Mutual we are focused on one thing: our corporate vision of safe, healthy and injury-free workplaces. We’re proud that the number of MEM policyholders who go a full year with no injuries is steadily increasing. Last year, 86 percent of them were injury-free.

    In our own offices, we’ve been injury-free for a while—10 years, to be exact! On July 11, we celebrated a full decade without a single lost-time injury in our four office locations across Missouri.

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  • How Small Businesses Can Save Lives and Money: Three Programs That Deliver ROI in Workplace Safety

    06/23/2017

    Workplace injuries and illnesses have a major impact on your bottom line. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that employers pay almost $1 billion per week in direct workers compensation costs alone. In Missouri, more than 25,000 nonfatal injuries occur each year, devastating families emotionally and financially, reducing businesses’ productivity and driving up work comp insurance premiums.

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  • Choosing Your Work Comp Provider: Four Qualities to Look For

    04/11/2017

    Workers compensation insurance is considered a necessary evil for many employers in Missouri. It is required in Missouri for one simple reason: to protect employees and employers. The “no-fault” coverage protects both parties when an employee is injured on the job. Employees are provided medical treatment for their injuries at no cost and reimbursed for lost wages if they are unable to return to work during recovery. The employer, in turn, is protected against lawsuits due to injuries.

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  • New Hires Shouldn't Mean New Injuries

    03/27/2017

    You hire new employees with the intent to maintain or increase your production and profitability, and 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.

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  • Telehealth Services Save Time and Money

    02/23/2017

    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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  • ASSE Membership Approves Name Change

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:04 -0400

    The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will become the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) after a 'historic' vote.

  • How Engaged Workers are Safe Employees

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:06 -0400

    Engaged workers can lead to an increase in productivity and a positive impact on a company's bottom line.

  • OSHA: Psychiatric Hospital Workers Exposed to Workplace Violence

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:39 -0400

    A Massachusetts behavioral health facility faces $207,690 in proposed penalties from OSHA for violations found while the agency was conducting a follow-up inspection.

  • How Florida Insurance Companies Avoid Paying Workers’ Compensation Claims (And Employers Get Away with Injuring Workers)

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:40 -0400

    ProPublica Staff Writer Michael Grabell and NPR’s Howard Berkes document how insurance companies are using a Florida law to get undocumented workers arrested and deported when they get injured on the job.

  • Safegagement™: Creating a Safe Workplace through an Engaged Workforce

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:43 -0400

    A September 12 EHS Today-hosted webinar, sponsored by C.A. Short Company

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