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Are you fired up for the holidays? Are you prepared to prevent fires?

Whether you are excited or stressed for the coming holiday season, the best thing to be is prepared. Have a game plan for safe driving, cooking and decorating.

General, Claims Management  •  November 21, 2019
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You’ve Got to Ask Yourself One Question: Do I Feel Lucky?

Dirty Harry’s quote was used in a post from 2015, but this time the topic is a little different. Luck is defined as “a combination of circumstances, events, etc., operating by chance to bring good or ill to a person.”

General, Leadership and Management  •  November 13, 2019
Announcing the safety experts podcast by MEMIC

Make Your Work and World a Safer Place with the Safety Experts Podcast

We are excited to announce that on Monday, November 11th we will be launching a new safety resource—the MEMIC Safety Experts Podcast!

General  •  November 06, 2019
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Nor’easters, Hurricanes, Fires, Blizzards—Oh My! Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst

It seems that every day brings more bad news about storms and other disasters occurring around the country. Employers have to be prepared for every contingency to assure worker safety and business continuity.

General, Claims Management  •  October 30, 2019
Rooftop worker wearing safety harness

Heinrich's Pyramid - Does It Hold Up 90 Years Later?

Herbert William Heinrich was an assistant superintendent of an insurance company and back in 1931 he commenced a study of more than 75,000 industrial accidents. The result of this work was published in Industrial Accident Prevention: A Scientific Ap...

General  •  October 23, 2019
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Ask the Ergonomist - Should I have a ball at work?

I am frequently asked, “Should I use a yoga ball instead of a chair?” At this point, many have heard of using an inflatable ball because it is purported to activate core muscles and improve back posture. So let’s toss that idea around a little.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  October 16, 2019
Worker slipping on wet floor

It’s Friction, Baby (More or Less)

In 1996, Better Than Ezra, the alternative rock band best known for their hit single, Good, released their third album, Friction, Baby. The title comes from a Keith Richards interview where he was asked how he and Mick Jagger were able to stay toget...

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  October 09, 2019
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Space Cushion – Your Margin for Error on the Road

We’ve all heard a number of safe driving principles such as avoiding distracted driving, following speed limits, never driving impaired, and the hazards of road rage. But there is another principle that deserves just as much attention.

Transportation, Driving Safety  •  October 02, 2019
Factory worker

Fall Prevention Awareness Week: Eliminate the Leading Causes of Workplace Injury

According to OSHA, fall prevention/protection issues continue to receive the most citations

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, OSHA  •  September 23, 2019
Orange and yellow safety vests hanging on a rack

Fashion Week has Everyone Asking, What is the Latest in the World of Safety Wear?

Fluorescent orange is the new black.

General  •  September 18, 2019

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