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Safety Committee 101

If establishing a safety committee at your place of business sounds appealing, there are few questions that you must ask yourself before embarking on this adventure.

General, Leadership and Management, Safety Programs  •  December 29, 2016

Through a Stormy Night

Wild was the wind that howled in the fury of a blinding snowstorm. The tempest kicked up suddenly, as he headed into the night with the red glow of light at the front of his team guiding him onward.

General  •  December 22, 2016

Steel Toe Footwear—Are They Really Safer?

Steel toe capped work boots can make a tremendous difference in keeping your feet not only comfortable but also safe from falling objects.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  December 15, 2016

Small Events, Large Consequences

We all take risks throughout our day—at work, at home, in the car. Everywhere we turn we face a risk for injury. That’s life, right? Well, yes... and no. While there are risks in life, there are many things we can do to limit our exposure to inju...

General  •  December 13, 2016

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

The Flu and Safety—the Sniffly Connection

Lean organizations are the norm—every person and every job matters to the mission. When all hands are ready for duty, safe work practices align with the mission. However, when a couple of absences enter the workflow, safety mindfulness can be divert...

General  •  December 06, 2016

December Is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

The gift giving season is upon us, so in a departure from the regular workplace safety topics posted here, we at MEMIC would like to take a minute to remind you to keep safety a personal priority as you chose gifts for the young ones in your life.

General, Youth Safety  •  December 02, 2016

For Metal Fume Fever—More LEV!

If the iconic actor Christopher Walken was welding galvanized steel, his classic phrase from the Saturday Night Live sketch"More Cowbell" might instead be “I got a fever and the only prescription is more LEV!” LEV, or local exhaust ventilation, is a...

General, Manufacturing  •  November 30, 2016

Wishing You a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving

As the nation prepares to celebrate our day of Thanksgiving, we at MEMIC extend our best wishes for a wonderful and safe holiday.

General, Driving Safety  •  November 23, 2016

Automatic Post-Accident Drug Testing? OSHA Says No.

According to OSHA, “although drug testing of employees may be a reasonable workplace policy in some situations, it is often perceived as an invasion of privacy, so if an injury or illness is very unlikely to have been caused by employee drug use… req...

General, OSHA, Claims Management  •  November 22, 2016