The hiring process can be stressful for employers and applicants alike. That stress often continues and escalates in the first year on the job. According to OSHA, more than 40 percent of injured employees have been on the job less than a year. To minimize the risk of new hire injuries, companies administer physical capacity tests (post offer employment testing) to candidates after they’re offered the job. Studies show that on average, one in ten applicants is determined not capable of performing a job. This prevents the individual from potential injury, protecting both the employee and the employer. At Missouri Employers Mutual, one in three lost-time claims involves a new employee, with an average claim cost of $54,000.Read more
Missouri employers who have workers compensation insurance need to know how MO Senate Bill 66 (SB 66) is changing work comp law. The changes have important impacts on maximum medical improvement (MMI), drug penalty cases, retaliation cases and voluntary work separations.Read more
The average NFL player weighs about 250 pounds. That’s also the ballpark weight of most countertops manufactured by Hallmark Stone, a wholesaler of natural stone countertops, though the largest can weigh over 1,000 pounds. Hallmark’s 158 employees pride themselves on providing customized countertops and delivering them directly to customers’ homes. It’s no surprise, then, that about 70 percent of employees’ on-the-job injuries were from manually lifting the very heavy stone. How did they improve their safe lifting practices?Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Four ExxonMobil Baton Rouge refinery workers were seriously injured after an isobutane release and fire.
Marianela Acuna Arreaza and Jessica Martinez were part of a team recently conducting safety training in Houston for recovery workers to educate them about reducing risks from toxics, mold, sewage and other hazards.
Countless companies have reached a point where all of their safety-related systems and rules actually are hampering their safety efforts.
The worksite where he died has been cited nine times since January.
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Learn about workplace safety and how your business can save on insurance costs!
Slips, trips and falls...we will 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 safety experts from Missouri Employers Mutual.
At Missouri Employers Mutual, we are a safety company that just happens to provide workers compensation insurance. Our dedicated team of Safety Fanatics is always looking for ways to help Missourians eliminate injuries and reduce claims costs. To do that, we have to take a look inside work comp to see just how it works and the different components of it.
In this session, we will discuss the following:
-Understanding and Controlling Premium Cost
-The Basics of Safety
-How MEM can help You
Greater Ozards Center for Advanced Technology
125 N. Howell Avenue
West Plains, MO 65775