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Ice all over car windshield

Don't Give Snow and Ice a Free Ride!

Anywhere there's snow you'll see a person driving down the road with their vehicle still covered in snow or windows still frosted over.

Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety  •  December 12, 2018
Machinery

Low Frequency Doesn't Always Mean Low Risk

Manufacturing safety programs are often built around injury trending. The potential problem with this approach is that low-frequency activities could be overlooked because they don’t provide enough data to generate a trend.

Manufacturing, General  •  December 03, 2018
Needlestick

Needlestick Injury Prevention

There have been several prevention protocols and protective devices put in place over the years to prevent needlestick injuries. However, they are still one of the most prevalent injuries in the healthcare industry today.

Healthcare  •  November 28, 2018
walking in boots on ice

Get Rock Solid on Slip and Fall Prevention

With the early arrival of Old Man Winter’s icy disposition across the Northeast, now is the time to get rock solid on slip and fall prevention.

General, Outdoor Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  November 20, 2018
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