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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 17, 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
Seven C’s of Why Neutral Head Posture is “Royally” Important

Seven C's of Why Neutral Head Posture is "Royally" Important

More and more it seems to be the norm, we find ourselves rushing headlong into the workday, feverishly interfacing with the business world through digital technology as if it were a bicycle race, long until it’s late in the evening.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  September 05, 2018
Rings

If you Want to Keep your Finger, Don’t Put a Ring on It

Jimmy Fallon discovered the truth to this statement in June of 2014. The typical mechanism of injury is a ring becomes caught on the edge of hard object like a door frame, ladder rung, or basketball rim.

Construction, Education, General, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation, Safety Programs, OSHA, Claims Management  •  August 28, 2018
Automobile mirror adjustment to eliminate blind spots

Automobile Mirror Adjustments to Eliminate Blind Spots

Americans love their automobiles, and nothing is more satisfying on a pleasant day than to take a leisurely drive in the country. Driving is also a serious hazard, one many of us face daily, whether driving for work or pleasure.

Transportation, General, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety  •  August 21, 2018
The Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer... What's That All About?

According to National Geographic, the dog days of summer have nothing to do with dogs. Apparently to the ancient Greeks and Romans the “dog days” occurred when the star Sirius appeared in the sky just before the sunrise in late summer.

Construction, Education, General, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation, Outdoor Safety  •  August 14, 2018