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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
126 Articles found | Safety
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Although financial reimbursement can help alleviate some of the costs resulting from severe property damage, many of the expenses are more difficult to identify. Lost time, disruption in services and employee stress often cannot be rectified with financial reimbursement. As a result, it is important to follow best practices to prevent or mitigate property losses. It is important for staff to check how the organization is doing with the following key items.
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An effective safety program requires everyone’s commitment in the organization, but different strategies can be used to achieve one. Although using vendors for workplace safety may be an option to supplement internal efforts, the ultimate responsibility for the organization’s safety program remains with the employer.
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Conducting employee accident and injury investigations as soon as accidents or injuries are reported is a necessary part of determining compensability under the Workers’ Compensation Act. As part of the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust’s continuing efforts to prevent and mitigate such claims, this Resource outlines the rationale for initiating an investigation, how to conduct an investigation and how to comply with data practices laws.
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Employees performing work that includes cutting trees or branches, chipping branches or moving felled trees and logs are subject to the OSHA Logging Operation Standard 29 CFR 1910.266. Article explains the requirements of the standard, including safety practices for chain saw use.
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"Risk Management Resources for Historical Societies" provides valuable information about the 10 most common questions and concerns from historical societies regarding risk management.
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10 Safety and Health Essentials for Law Enforcement provides valuable information about 10 safety and health areas that generate the most questions and concerns from law enforcement.
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A quality office chair can remain in use for more than 15 years, often passed from one employee to another. Equipping an office with adjustable, ergonomic chairs can offer employees comfort and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders and other injuries. An office chair should accommodate as wide of a variety of individuals as possible. When purchasing an office task chair, consider the following guidelines.
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Quick Takes are scripts that serve as short safety talks to remind staff about safe work practices. This Quick Take focuses on hazards that result from working hastily. Supervisors typically give the Quick Take talks during regularly scheduled or informal meetings.
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Quick Takes are scripts that serve as short safety talks to remind staff about safe work practices. This Quick Take focuses on the problems with silence in the workplace as it relates to safety and provides methods to encourage employees to speak up about safety with the intent to prevent injuries. Supervisors typically give the Quick Take talks during regularly scheduled or informal meetings.
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Quick Takes are scripts that serve as short safety talks to remind staff about safe work practices. This Quick Take focuses on wild parsnip and poison ivy hazards, recognition and precautions with the intent to prevent injuries. Supervisors typically give the Quick Take talks during regularly scheduled or informal meetings.