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Get Schooled on Safety

Schools are arguably the most important workplaces to ensure health and safety and can be the most challenging. Schools need to track, prevent, and mitigate a wide range of incidents from cyberbullying to bomb threats.

Education, Slips, Trips & Falls, Office Ergonomics, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety, Claims Management  •  February 01, 2018
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Slip and Fall Prevention - The S.A.F.E. Way (Part 3)

“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give… stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 30, 2018
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Slip and Fall Prevention - The S.A.F.E. Way (Part 2)

Getting to know the surface we walk on can help prevent slips and falls. In this post, we'll evaluate an existing surface by looking at its 4 C's.

Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 26, 2018
Man falling down wet stairs

Slip and Fall Prevention - The S.A.F.E. Way (Part 1)

This is the first post in a series devoted to slip and fall injury prevention.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 24, 2018
less dominant hand using mouse

Mousing with Non-Dominant Hand: Anti-Aging at Your Fingertips

Doing the same things, the same way, every day can be harmful to our mental and physical health. When it comes to mousing, we have a tip to switch things up.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  January 17, 2018
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Looking in the Rearview Mirror at Driver Safety

This year marks MEMIC’s 25th anniversary. Many of the music artists and groups from 1993 were honored with albums or titles that have relevance today regarding an increase concern for over-the-road exposure.

Transportation  •  January 10, 2018
Top Safety Posts of 2017

Top Safety Posts of 2017

Every week we try to provide the most valuable workplace safety tips to our readers. Here are some of our most popular posts of 2017.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, Outdoor Safety, OSHA  •  January 05, 2018
2018

Make 2018 a Safe Year

Well, it’s happened again. Another year is almost in the books; time sure does fly by doesn’t it? As we review the events of 2017 and look forward to the new year, please be sure that workplace safety is part of the conversation.

General  •  December 28, 2017
Santa Claus

Upon a Tranquil Morn

Santa Claus reflects on another year of MEMIC Safety Net Blogs that served him well over the preceding months.

General, Construction, Transportation, Hospitality, Slips, Trips & Falls, Office Ergonomics, Manual Material Handling  •  December 20, 2017
man slipping on floor

A Science for the Art of Slipping: Take Charge of Your Traction

Consider this all-too-common situation… coffee in hand, Sam hustles across the snow-dusted parking lot in leather sole shoes. His phone rings. Before he can answer “What’s up?” he’s down!

General, Hospitality, Slips, Trips & Falls, Outdoor Safety  •  December 13, 2017