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Entries by Laura Bogue
A significant benefit of a self-funded workers’ compensation pool, such as KERIT, is the financial advantage to members. Unlike traditional insurance providers, a pool allows members to capture a portion of investment income Consider the plight of a city or county that does not belong to an insurance pool: the government buys coverage through a […]
The Kansas Department of Labor’s Industrial Safety and Health presented the city of Lansing with the Safety and Health Award for Public Employers (SHAPE). Tim Vandall, City Administrator and KERIT trustee, accepted the award, saying the Lansing “promotes a culture of safety.” See a video of his remarks here.
Summer in the Midwest comes along with insect pests, including some that can be potentially dangerous. Here are some guidelines to help prevent mosquito and tick bites. Mosquito bite prevention We’ve heard a lot about mosquitoes and the viruses they can spread, including Zika, West Nile, chikungunya and Dengue, in the news lately. It’s important […]
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For those who perform tree care work, OSHA recently released a Hazard Bulletin that focuses on hazards from falls and falling objects in the industry. The bulletin identifies the hazards that can contribute to injuries and fatalities, and describes the safety measures workers can use to stay safe.
Heat-related injuries and fatalities are always a risk in the Midwest’s unpredictable summers. Soaring summer temperatures can take a toll on outdoor workers, and new workers are especially at risk for heat illness.
Zeus, a Belgian Malinois, is the newest member of the Gardner Police Department and supports the Patrol Division in narcotic detection and patrol operations. Gardner Police Officer James Anderson serves as Zeus’ handler and the pair completed a 30-day training in Texas. The team continued to train locally, obtaining national certification in narcotic detection and […]
The following seven steps will help health and safety professionals adopt a system for measuring the performance of health and safety functions in the context of their value to an organization, and for communicating results to business and financial executives.
A rigging awareness training will be offered on May 3, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway, Mission, Kansas. All are welcome to attend the free, two-hour seminar, but seating is limited to 80 people, so please register to reserve your spot. Registration closes Friday, April 29 at 4 p.m. […]