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Making workers’ comp work better through research focused on understanding and reducing the probability of occupational injuries and illnesses.

The Safety Research Center will serve as a bridge between our policyholder and business partners, academia, and state entities to transform ideas into real-life solutions.

In our first year, the Safety Research Center will make available up to $30,000 in grants for safety research to academic institutions.

Proposal and Funding Requirements

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Karl Siegfried

Bringing Our Mission to Life
Karl Siegfried
Senior Vice President, 
Loss Control and Safety Services

We are very excited to launch the MEMIC Safety Research Center. The MEMIC Group is founded on our relentless commitment to workforce safety. As a workers’ compensation company focused on safety, we strive to provide the best safety consulting, training, tools, and knowledge to all our policyholders to assist them in their injury prevention efforts. Our philosophy has long been that an injury should not be a biproduct of work. Neither employees nor employers expect an injury to occur on any given day. Yet, injuries do occur and sometimes with catastrophic results to the employee and employer.
Technology has advanced over the years and some jobs are “safer” as typical risks have been lowered. However, as processes have evolved so have the risks of injuries associated with those activities. Often, we use safety techniques designed in the 20th century to address risks created in the 21st century. Some work; some do not. This is where research comes in. To effectively address the new risks employees and employers face, we need to continue advancing the science of safety. Safety science needs research that is unbiased towards a particular product or process. The MEMIC Safety Research Center has been created for exactly this reason. Our hope is that the research undertaken by the Center will help advance the knowledge of safety by identifying and producing new techniques, devices, and training; benefiting employers and their workforce.


Proposal Submission

We are currently accepting proposals for our 2021 MEMIC Safety Research Center funding to be awarded in June. Deadline to submit is April 30, 2021.

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Research Center News

February 2021--MEMIC launches Safety Research Center to support its mission to make workers’ comp work better with compassion, trusted partnerships, and relentless commitment to workforce safety.

The MEMIC Group Launches Safety Research Center to Advance Its Mission to Make Workers’ Comp Better; Now Accepting Proposals for 2021 Grants

Published Work

See a listing of recently published work either authored or co-authored by MEMIC Safety Consultants.

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