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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.
290 Articles found | Safety
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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.
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Over the past several years, MCIT members have had numerous losses due to frozen, cracked sprinkler piping, valves, fittings and sprinkler heads, some causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. Measures to prevent water and other types of damage are presented.
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Standard 29 CFR 1910.132-138 sets out the requirements for the selection of equipment that is intended to protect a worker’s head, face, eyes, hands or feet.
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The practice of carrying and potentially using pepper spray during the course of employment may create exposures for an employer related to workers’ compensation, general liability and property damage.
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The risks of occupational exposure to influenza and other airborne infectious agents by employees during a large outbreak vary greatly. Employers should conduct a risk assessment of the workplace to determine whether respiratory protection is needed. Article also explains OSHA standard for respiratory protection program.
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Minnesota OSHA requires employers to provide information and training to employees about hazardous substances, harmful physical agents and infectious agents to which employees are routinely exposed. This is done through a formal, written employee right to know training and labeling program, including safety data sheets for chemicals in the workplace.
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As part of the MCIT property coverage, members can have Hartford Steam Boiler conduct inspections of boilers and pressure vessels as required by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Typically boilers are inspected each year while pressure vessels, such as air tanks, are examined every other year.
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Safety and security can be a concern for employees who work off site. Given the variety of locations, clients and tasks involved in their activities and the differing resources available to the organization, the following are considerations that could be implemented as appropriate. Not all considerations will be appropriate for every situation.
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Driving motorcycles for business purposes creates an increased risk in liability for the employer. Article explains these risks and how MCIT coverage may apply, as well as provides risk management advice.