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Car and truck involved in rear-end collision

Putting Rear-End Collisions Behind Us

Rear-end crashes are the most common type of vehicle collision accounting for 29% of all crashes. The National Safety Council reports that of the 37,100 fatal vehicle crashes in 2017, 2,700 were rear-end crashes resulting in 3,000 deaths.

Transportation, Driving Safety  •  February 12, 2020
Wood worker guiding wood into cutting tool

“Blue, Silver & Gold”: The Color of Claims Best Practices, I’m Told

The opening lyric from “Silver, Blue & Gold”, an old rock ballad by Bad Company goes like this: “In the beginning, I believed every word that you said. Now that you're gone my world is in shreds…”

General, Claims Management  •  February 06, 2020
Chemist working with dangerous chemicals.

OSHA's Fundamentals of the HAZMAT Regulations

When we think of hazardous materials, or HAZMAT for short, most think of chemicals that are manufactured for large businesses or a liquid that requires people to wear a “spacesuit” to be around it.

General, OSHA  •  January 29, 2020
A semi truck sits parked at a loading dock

Clearing Up The Question Of Chocking Em Up At The Loading Dock

There’s cargo coming in and freight going out at a fast and furious pace in Shipping & Receiving. With deadlines and commitments and no possibility to make time stand still, oftentimes drivers are eager and itching to leave the dock...

General, Transportation, OSHA  •  January 22, 2020
Safety Experts Podcast by MEMIC

Work Safer in 2020 with the Safety Experts Podcast by MEMIC

Now that another year is well underway it’s time to act on your New Year’s resolutions. Are you planning to eat healthier, exercise more, or learn how to play an instrument? How about adding safety to your resolution list?

General  •  January 15, 2020
Woman sipping hot coffee and burning her mouth

Careful It’s Hot – Well, of Course It Is!

When Serving Up Safety as part of your regular foodservice, Burn Prevention should be at the top your cup. A hazard that is often overlooked or taken for granted is the elevated temperature of hot beverages such as coffee, coffee-based drinks, tea, o...

General, Hospitality, Healthcare, Youth Safety  •  January 08, 2020
Index finger pushing 2020 start button

Farewell 2019

On the last day of 2019 it seems a good time to reflect on the year and peek into 2020. Year-end often brings financial reviews and sales and operational predictions for the next calendar year.

General  •  December 31, 2019
Happy snowman with hat, scarf, and gloves standing in a snowy field

Countdown To Magical Merriment

Under a silky moon, the air was audibly pin drop calm. It was a perfect night for flight. With zero hour nine PM, all hands were delightfully on deck.

General  •  December 18, 2019
Woman wearing boots walking along snowy brick path

It’s “Snow” Wonder The Ground’s Getting Slippery

With the wonder of snowfall come falls and not of the Niagara type.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  December 11, 2019
Woman wearing hard hat and personal protective equipment standing in a factory

Take a Closer Look at Safety Glasses

Safety glasses are beautiful things. Functional, comfortable, light, cheap, and they can save your eyesight. Hard to beat the return-on-investment represented in a pair of safety glasses that cost only a few dollars.

General  •  December 04, 2019