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Immaculate commercial kitchen

Everything in Its Right Place

Workplace safety can be enhanced in any work environment with good housekeeping habits such as cleaning up spills, keeping aisles and exits clear, replacing worn, ripped, or damaged floors, eliminating snow, oil, or grease from floors...

Construction, Education, General, Healthcare, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Transportation, Inspection, Leadership and Management, Safety Programs, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  March 15, 2023
Workplace violence papers and forms on an office desk

Resources Abound to Stem Increase in Workplace Assault

Violence is on the rise in the workplace, with assaults now the fifth leading cause of workplace deaths. This risk can be mitigated by establishing “zero tolerance” violence prevention policies with compliance via employee engagement...

General, Healthcare, Services, Hospitality, Education, Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, Transportation, Workplace Violence, Safety Programs  •  March 01, 2023
Factory workers having a daily safety meeting

Keeping Up with Safety Meetings Keeps Employees Happy

Although disrupted by the pandemic, holding regular safety committee meetings are an integral part of the safety culture at successful companies not only for the safety improvements, but also to promote employee engagement and satisfaction...

General, Leadership and Management, Safety Programs  •  February 16, 2023
Commercial plow truck driving on wintery roads

Don’t Skate Around Snow Removal Equipment

While most snow removal equipment is operated by skilled professionals, it is the responsibility of motorists and pedestrians to be aware of hazards around this equipment.

Transportation, General, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety  •  February 01, 2023
Machine guards in place on factory equipment

Are Your Guards in Place? Quick Tips for Improving Machine Guarding Safety

When machine guards are used properly, they keep employees safe. But, too often, these tools that protect workers in a manufacturing setting are left in an open position, set aside, damaged, or unused.

General, Manufacturing, OSHA, Safety Programs, Leadership and Management  •  January 18, 2023
Employees in office training room

What’s On Your Training Calendar This Year?

The New Year is a great time to refresh your safety training plans. Determine who needs to be trained, whether your locations are appropriate for training, which training topics would benefit your teams, and your goals for a safe and healthy workplac...

General, Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Transportation, Leadership and Management, Safety Programs  •  January 04, 2023
Clock winding down to 2023

A Reassuring Reminder

Looking back on a year of MEMIC Safety Blogs provides solace on the cusp of a holiday season that soothes stressed-out business owners and safety managers.

General, Leadership and Management, Inspection, Manual Material Handling, Safety Programs  •  December 21, 2022
Man presenting data charts to office coworkers

Humanize Your Data to Drive Safety Decisions

Data-driven decision making is all the rage in today’s fast-paced, decentralized post-pandemic economy, but merely collecting data is only a first step.

General, Safety Programs  •  December 14, 2022
Man working at computer, struggling with back pain.

The Humongous Possibilities of the Homunculus

If you made a humanesque model of all the accumulated injuries experienced at your workplace, the resulting homunculus would probably look scary and grotesque, but don’t be frightened! It can be tamed, and even shrunk back into proportion...

General, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Ergonomics, Leadership and Management, Manual Material Handling, Safety Programs, Wellness  •  December 07, 2022
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An Integrated Approach to Safety

Safety professionals have the challenge of addressing both internal workplace risks and external factors including worker demographics, mental health, and lifestyle. Utilizing the concept of Total Worker Health can lead to a safe and profitable workp...

General, Hiring Practices, Leadership and Management, Safety Programs, Wellness  •  November 22, 2022

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