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July 2010

Labor Department's Workplace Safety Month Events a Success

Safety Month LogoDuring Safety Awareness Month in June, the Missouri Labor Department formed partnerships with several Missouri employers in an effort to raise awareness about safety at work. The Department kicked off a safety awareness campaign by offering free workplace safety seminars to the participating Missouri employers.

“Because we are seeing an increase in stress-related job separation issues,” says Department Director Larry Rebman. “We want Missouri employers to understand the Labor Department is a resource at their disposal.”

The Labor Department’s “resource” comes in the form of the Department’s workplace stress seminar, which is provided at no cost. The seminar helps employers learn techniques and programs that they can apply on the job, and use to train their supervisors and managers. Ideally, Missouri workplaces will then incorporate stress management into their company’s safety programs in the future.

In addition to stress management, the seminars covered workplace harassment prevention, and combating negativity in the workplace. The following details the events that were hosted by the Department and the participating employers:

    • Thursday, June 3rd, 10:00 a.m., Mark One Electric Company, Inc., 909 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64106
    • Friday, June 18th, 1:00 p.m., City of Columbia - 1A and 1B Conference room, new addition of the Daniel Boone City Government Building,
      701 East Broadway, Columbia, MO, 65201
    • Friday, June 25th, 11:00 a.m., Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7730 Bonhomme Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105
    • Friday, June 25th, 2:20 p.m., Electrical Industry Training Center, 2300 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139

Missouri Safety Partners:

  • Labor Management Council of Greater Kansas City
  • Mark One Electric Company - Kansas City, MO
  • Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel - St. Louis, MO
  • PBA Health - Kansas City, MO
  • Zahner - Kansas City, MO
  • McCownGordon Construction - Kansas City, MO
  • Strategic Workplace Solutions, Inc. - Kansas City, MO
  • City of Columbia
  • Electrical Industry Training Center - St. Louis, MO
  • Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of IBEW Local No. 1 - St. Louis, MO
  • St. Louis Chapter NECA
  • Correctional Medical Services - St. Louis, MO
  • Aschinger Electric - St. Louis, MO
  • Bell Electrical Contractors, Inc. - St. Louis, MO
  • Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
  • PayneCrest - St. Louis, MO
  • City of Columbia Public Works
  • MAC Electric - St. Louis, MO
  • Residence Inn - St. Louis, MO
  • Columbia Transit
  • Holder, Susan & Slusher Law Firm - Columbia, MO
  • Runde Occupational & Environmental Physicians - Columbia, MO
  • Peak Performance - Columbia, MO
  • Mid-Missouri Case Management - Columbia, MO
  • American Family Insurance - Columbia, MO
  • Orscheln Farm and Home - Columbia, MO
  • Occupational Medicine of Mid-Missouri - Columbia, MO
  • University of Missouri - Columbia
  • MIRMA - Columbia, MO
  • The Work Center, Inc. - Columbia, MO
  • Columbia Daily Tribune
  • N.H. Scheppers Distributing Co. - Columbia, MO
  • Southwest Missouri Safety Company, LLC - Nixa, MO
  • OneSteel Grinding Systems - Kansas City, MO
  • Comanche Construction, Inc. - Shawnee Mission, KS

  • See our tips on how to improve safety in your workplace.
  • Get information about how to enroll in no-cost workplace safety training and other workplace training opportunities.

For more information about how to incorporate safety in your place of business, how to sign up for the other FREE seminars being conducted throughout the state, or how to sign up as a safety partner, visit