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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.
279 Articles found | Safety
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In recent years, Minnesota state legislators have enacted laws limiting or prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving, in particular banning texting while operating a vehicle. Whether prohibited by law or not, the use of mobile devices by employees while driving on the job poses several safety and legal risks for members. Members should consider policies and procedures to help reduce this risk to employees and the organization.
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The guide "Essentials of Risk Management for Motor Vehicles" provides an overview of several key risks of motor vehicle use for local public entities and provides strategies members can use to manage and minimize them.
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A positive safety culture places a high level of importance on safety and is shared by a majority of the people within the workplace. Safety culture can have a significant impact on an organization, either positive or negative, depending on the shared values, practices and attitudes about safety. The culture can influence productivity, morale, absenteeism, reputation and operational costs. Every MCIT member entity should strive for a sustainable, positive safety culture. Putting initiatives in place to encourage every employee to become an engaged safety advocate can reduce injuries, lower absenteeism and costs related to injuries, increase productivity and morale and help maintain a positive organizational reputation. This book provides simple-to-implement strategies to build and improve a positive safety culture within an organization.
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MCIT developed the Facility Management Loss Prevention Best Practices Guide to provide members information and recommendations to help recognize and reduce hazards common to facility maintenance departments and protect public entities from liability and loss. Each topic within the guide describes the typical safety exposures surrounding equipment and work tasks for facility maintenance departments. Best practices are then outlined to help educate employees and reduce those exposures.
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The Employee Safety in Food Service Best Practices book provides guidelines to help supervisors identify risk hazards; assist in the discussion of proper ergonomic work procedures and equipment design; provide corrective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards; and add value to the safety and efficiency of the food service program and its employees.
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Following ergonomic techniques while in the car can help reduce strain on muscles and bones and helps prevent injury. This article provides best practices to follow before driving, while driving, entering and exiting vehicles and while working in a car.
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Advances in vaccinations, screening and antibiotics have made tuberculosis a relatively rare disease in the United States. However, with the recent outbreak and past occurrences in correctional facilities, members are encouraged to review their disease control policies and procedures, and update them as necessary to maintain the safety and health of employees, inmates and the public.
Member employees may find themselves outdoors and on the job for many reasons. Working outside means that employees may be exposed to ticks that may carry disease. Risks associated with tick bites can be managed effectively with careful identification, tick bite prevention and removal best practices, and prompt reporting of tick-borne diseases.