Safety Net Blog

MEMIC's all about workplace safety blog since 2008! Easy-to-read safety advice combines with email delivery to give you a whole new way to keep your safety program on track. If you'd like to search a topic not listed, please use the overall site search at the top right.

kids walking in the crosswalk

Pedestrian Safety Part II – Better Engineering Can Save Lives

Pedestrian deaths have increased 46 percent since reaching their lowest point in 2009. Distracted driving is a significant problem, but so is distracted walking.

Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety, Safety Programs  •  November 15, 2018
Pedestrian walking in traffic

Pedestrian Safety - Are You a Jaywalker?

Pedestrian deaths have increased 46 percent since reaching their lowest point in 2009. Distracted driving is a significant problem, but so is distracted walking.

Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety, Safety Programs  •  November 07, 2018
Halloween

Halloween is Spooky, but Workplace Injuries are Scary!

Please be careful tonight as our little ghosts and goblins, and every other Disney, Marvel, and countless other characters are out in the neighborhoods looking for tricks or treats.

General  •  October 31, 2018
Hip joint

Hip Pain Ain't Hip

“Having hip pain’s a drag!” howled a hobbling hippie to a hurrying hipster who hastily hooted back, “Yeah, hip pain ain’t hip!”

General  •  October 24, 2018
BMAT

BMAT for Safer Patients and Caregivers

MEMIC is excited to present a three-part webinar series on the Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (BMAT) that will be available free to MEMIC’s policyholders this November!

Healthcare, Safe Patient Handling & Mobility  •  October 18, 2018
Big rig

Sharing the Road with the Big Rigs

As we all know, a huge segment of our economy is dependent upon goods delivered by tractor trailer. Sharing the road with the big rigs is a fact of life and it’s vital that we do it safely.

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  October 10, 2018
Fall is in the Air

Fall is in the Air

As the weather starts to moderate and the leaves start to turn, we should all be thinking of what fall means for safety preparedness.

General  •  October 03, 2018
Movie quotes

How Movies Can Make us All Safer, Part III

In 2015 the MEMIC Safety Net blog featured two posts that listed selected movie quotes and related them to workplace safety. It’s time to revisit the topic and see how we can all be safer by following our favorite stars’ advice.

General, Leadership and Management  •  September 26, 2018
National Recovery Month

September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), about 21 million Americans are living with substance use disorder, and three-quarters of those are employed.

Construction, Education, General, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation  •  September 19, 2018
Let’s not Fall Down on the Job…or Anywhere Else

Let's Not Fall Down on the Job.... or Anywhere Else

As we and our loved ones age our chances of falling increases, as do the chances for severe injury. Quality of life and loss of independence may be greatly affected.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  September 12, 2018