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The St. Joseph Safety and Health Council has assisted businesses and industries in Northwest Missouri with safety and health related issues since 1935.  The Council is committed to understanding the concerns of employers regarding worker safety, insurance costs, regulatory and other issues that impact our workplaces.


In 2013, the Safety Council is coordinating the Breakfast Speaker Series in coordination with the Midland Empire Safety Association.  Breakfast program are intended for safety managers, human resource personnel, safety team leaders, or anyone interested in learning about workplace safety issues, and is an event where they can come share a light breakfast and learn about different safety topics that impact our workplaces.  Each session will have a speaker address the featured topic and answer your questions, as well as provide time for networking with your peers.


The Breakfast Speaker Series occurs on the first Thursday of the month.  All programs will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will be held at the St. Joseph Safety & Health Council Office, United Way Conference Room located at 118 S. 5th St. in St. Joseph, unless otherwise noted.


The cost to attend is free for Safety Council Occupational Safety Members (please limit two attendees per company) and MESA members.  Non-members will be charged $10 per person.


Please RSVP for each individual program by calling 816.233.3330 or email no later than Tuesday, Noon, the week of the scheduled event. 



June 5:  Commercial Vehicle State and Federal Guidelines

Martha McCartney, Chief CVO for the Missouri Sate Highway Patrol, Troop H

Chief McCartney is a 25-year veteran of the commercial vehicle division.  Find out what your responsibilities are if your company owns or leases commercial trucks.  Chief McCartney will explain the basic truck regulations for interstate and intrastate operation.  A question and answer portion will follow the program.


August 7:  Workers Compensation Laws

Missouri Department of Labor

Do you know what jobs at your company pose the greatest risk?  Do your employees understand what they must do to be as safe as possible while performing their job duties?  Completing a job safety analysis for the positions within your company can help you to identify potential injury causing hazards that can impact your workers and your bottom line.




The United States Department of Labor will present a Hazard Lab in St. Joseph this fall.  Whether you are new to workplace safety or a seasoned professional, a walk through the safety and health lab will help you build skills and confidence in identifying common safety hazards.  The Hazard Lab, created by OSHA On-Site Consultants is a mobile training classroom featuring over 40 workstations with hazards.



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