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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
Santa Claus reading MEMIC Safe Gift Guide

MEMIC's Safe Gift Guide

Nothing is better than having a loved one come home safe, that's why we asked some of our Safety Management Consultants to share their top gift choices for the holiday season.

General, Services, Hospitality, Slips, Trips & Falls, Outdoor Safety  •  December 07, 2017

Gravity Has a Hold on You

Fall-related construction worker fatalities are on the rise despite focused inspections and training, increasing 36% from 2011 to 2015 according to the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). This increase outpaced an increase in constr...

Construction, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  August 03, 2017

Ladder Safety

Falls from ladders are a leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control statistics published in 2014, 43% of fatal falls in the last decade involved ladders.

General, Construction, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  July 12, 2017

Winter Slip, Trip and Fall Safety Tips

Slip, trip and fall incidents result in some of the most common workplace injuries. The risk of falling outdoors increases in the winter as temperatures drop and ice and snow accumulate across a wide swath of the country. Even though the days are g...

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 06, 2017

Holiday Shutdown Means Open for Cleaning

The Holiday Season is a great opportunity to give your employees a well-deserved break. It is also an opportune time to perform preventative maintenance and cleaning that is not possible during normal operating hours.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  December 08, 2016

Core Strength Comes From Deep Inside

As mentioned in a previous post, core strengthening is known to help build up the muscles that support the spine, as well as improve one’s balance. In other words, people with a stronger core have a better chance of avoiding common mishaps such as tr...

General, Manual Material Handling, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  August 17, 2016

Fall Protection and Prevention; What You Need to Know

Year after year, fall protection standards are some of the most frequently cited OSHA regulations. Additionally, falls continue to be one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities overall, and the leading cause of death in construction.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, Safety Programs  •  May 18, 2016

The Vestibular System and Its Implication in Staying Upright

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall injuries account for over one million emergency room visits per year and represent the primary cause of lost work days. Staying upright is, therefore, an important part of any organizat...

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  February 24, 2016

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