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The WorkSAFE Podcast | Workplace Safety Strategies
26 minutes | 12 days ago
Ep. 58: Fall Stand Down
Every on-the-job fall is preventable. But they continue to be a leading cause of death in many industries. Learn how to commit to fall protection from OSHA Area Director Bill McDonald during their National Safety Stand-Down week.
37 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 57: Electrical Safety
Electricity is everywhere. But we often don't think about it until we don't have it - or until an incident occurs. Discover the hidden hazards of electricity and how to prevent injuries with Brett Brenner, President of the Electrical Safety Foundation International.
28 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 56: The COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 has been tough for businesses. But newly available vaccines could change that. Learn how employers can support safer workplaces and communities with Ruth Binger, Principal at Danna McKitrick, P.C., a full-service law firm based in St. Louis, MO.
25 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 55: Medical Marijuana
Missouri opened its doors to medical marijuana in 2020. What have we learned after one year of legal use? Catch up on the latest lessons with Ruth Binger, Principal at Dana McKitrick, P.C., a full-service law firm based in St. Louis, MO.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 54: Stories from the Road
Vehicle crashes are the number one way to die on the job nationwide. Learn how to avoid becoming a statistic with Captain Kevin Kelley of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who shares safe driving tips for your employees.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 53: Fall Protection Hacks
Falls from heights are one of the leading causes of death in the workplace. The right protection and training are essential to save lives. Prepare your employees to work from heights safety with Thomas Kramer, safety consultant and engineer at LJB, Inc. and president of the International Society for Fall Protection.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 52: Situational Awareness
Most employees have a consistent work day. But is your team ready for the unexpected? Learn how situational awareness can prevent bad outcomes with Dr. Richard Gasaway, founder of Situational Awareness Matters!™.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 51: Safety Manager 101
A safety manager is an important team member in any industry. But sometimes, the role is given to someone without much safety experience. Greg Zigulis, President of Sixth Sense Safety Solutions, shares three tips to help new safety managers get started.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 50: Great Documentation and Processes Can Save Lives
Safety systems save lives, but some take time and are difficult for employees to use. Discover three ways to improve your safety systems with Miguel Ramos, COO and co-founder of Limble.
26 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 49: Winter Safety
Employees face new hazards in winter weather. Karen Hamel, Regulatory Expert and Trainer for Halen Hardy, LLC, shares how to make winter safety a priority by providing the right training and safety essentials.
25 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 48: Strains and Sprains
Overexertion is the leading cause of workplace injuries. Learn how to prevent strains and sprains with Tara Swaney, physical therapist and Work Strategies Coordinator at Select Medical.
33 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 47: Safety Culture: Getting Leadership Support
Leadership support is the key to creating a workplace safety culture. Clint Bergman, Co-Franchisee of Two Men and a Truck, shares 3 key changes you can make today to put safety first.
26 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 46: Safe Driving: Prevent Crashes During COVID-19
Traffic fatalities in Missouri rose by 12% in 2020. Prevent crashes and keep your employees safe on the road using these 4 tips from Nicole Hood of the Missouri Department of Transportation.
33 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. 45: The Aging Workforce
About 25% of U.S. workers are over age 55. The aging workforce carries valuable experience and knowledge, but these employees can be at a higher risk for workplace injuries. Kevin Lombardo, CEO of Dorn Companies, discusses how employers can protect their older workers from common risks.
28 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. 44: Workers Compensation Fraud Prevention
Where there are benefits, fraud is possible. Bill Byington, Senior Special Investigative Unit Specialist at Missouri Employers Mutual, shares strategies for preventing fraud and reporting suspected fraud.
29 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. 43: Caution Fatigue During COVID-19
While many were eager to help flatten the COVID-19 curve at first, caution fatigue has started to set in. Safety consultants Joshua Mrozowsky and Rajni Walia of Dekra discuss how the stresses of COVID-19 impact our behavior and how employers can help prevent caution fatigue in the workplace.
26 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. 42: Restaurants and COVID-19
The restaurant industry has been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Carryout and delivery are thriving, and new safety concerns have changed how restaurants operate. Herman Styles and Ben Thies of Colton's Steak House and Grill discuss the challenges restaurants are facing.
39 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep. 41: Floor Safety: Reduce Slip, Trip and Fall Risks
Slips, trips, and falls are top causes of workplace injuries. Russell Kendzior, president of the National Floor Safety Institute, discusses common hazards and incident prevention tips.
30 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep. 40: Subcontracting: Protect Your Premium When Hiring a Helping Hand
Did you know that subcontractors can be covered by your workers compensation policy? Premium Consultation Manager Chonna Patterson discusses how to avoid higher premiums and unexpected costs.
44 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 39: The Word on Masks at Work
COVID-19 has changed workplaces. Should your employees be wearing masks at work to protect themselves and customers? Our expert weighs in.
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