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  • Gary Wood: Retirement, June 2017 Update
    It is hard to believe that three years and six months ago I left my keys on the desk and walked out of my office door for the last time. Who would have thought that after that much time I have been asked to write for the MTMIC Newsletter? Normally I start my dialogue with...
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  • Robots are Changing the Face of Manufacturing
    By Chris Demeter, Senior Loss Control Consultant The term “robot” readily evokes a mental image to most people. Depending on your age, it could be R2D2 from the Star Wars movies, the Mars Land Rover, or you may have iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner. In 1954, George Devol developed the first programmable Robot. It weighed two tons...
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  • Update on the Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHAT
    SHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time. According to their website, they are extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A. Updates will be posted to the following OSHA webpage when they are...
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  • Customer Survey
    Once again MTMIC will be sending out a customer survey to gather your input on how we are doing. If you receive an email from sales@mtmic.com for a Survey Monkey survery, please complete it so that we can continue to improve our service. Should you have any questions, please contact Patty Allen at (248) 725-0013.
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  • Save the Date
      Our Annual Meeting will be taking place on October 19th, 2017 at The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, Michigan. We are excited to announce that Dr. James E. Blessman will be one of our featured speakers at the Annual Meeting As a graduate of Cass Tech High School, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University,...
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  • From the Desk of John Karlen, CPCU, APA, ARe
    Normally, each month, I give you a technical critique on some Workers’ Comp issue or provide an update on company financials. Often, our members ask me about an update on the Members’ Dividend Program. Since the Member’s dividends were delivered in March and we’re still early in the year to give any financial predictions of...
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  • Behind the Scenes
    By Donna Motley, Vice President of Claims What is entailed in processing a Workers’ Compensation injury claim? Once the claim form is submitted and set up in our system, it is more than just processing and paying the medical bills. In most cases the injured worker is treating with the employer’s Occupational Clinic. It is...
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  • From the Desk of John Karlen, CPCU, APA, ARe
    With spring weather finally arriving, many companies are now hiring summer interns or have youth employment. There are some tricky pieces to young employment that are worth sharing with you. First be advised or warned that youth employment rules are strictly enforced. Regulators take great care of providing an extra layer of protection for employees...
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  • Are You Predisposed to Injury?
    By Donna Motley, Vice President of Claims Have you ever watched people as they walk down a street, or walk through the mall, or sit in a waiting room? Almost everyone has their cell phone in their hand. Notice the position of their head while they stare at the phone screen. Their head is bent forward!...
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  • Temporary Worker Initiative
    By Ruth Kiefer, Loss Control Manager, MSc, ARM As our economy is ramping back up, and our facilities are becoming busy again, the decision to hire permanent workers or use temporary workers is a factor that you must debate. When reviewing this decision, you should be aware of MIOSHA’s new initiative regarding temporary workers and what...
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  • Annual Meeting Featured Speaker
    Scott Smith, MPT – Sr. Regional Director ATI Physical Therapy Scott Smith from ATI Physical Therapy will be one of our featured speakers at the October 19th Annual Meeting. Scott graduated from the University of Michigan – Flint with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 1999. He is the Sr. Regional Director for ATI Physical...
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  • From the desk ofJohn Karlen, CPCU, APA, ARe
    Member Dividend Update At the February MTM Board Meeting, the Board approved a $3.5M member dividend and instructed management/staff to implement the Board Resolution. Within two weeks of the Board meeting, member checks were cut. MTM staff has now completed two weeks of member dividend deliveries. While some of the dividends were mailed, we prefer...
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  • How to Avoid Roadway Exposures
    By Travis Halsted, Loss Control Consultant As companies attempt to reduce costs, one particular item that I have been seeing a great deal of is companies having their own drivers. These drivers provide companies with the ability to pick up and deliver their product, get product from one location to the next, or to send...
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  • From the Desk of John Karlen, CPCU, APA, ARe
    The February MTM Finance Committee and Board Meetings are the most important company meetings of the year. Well, with over 80 MTM members present, the October Member’s Meeting is very educational and fun too. However the member dollars are reviewed in February. Last month the Finance Committee and Board reviewed the year-end results including: loss...
  • The MTMIC Advantage
    By Donna Motley, Vice President of Claims There are a lot of advantages to have your Workers’ Compensation insurance with MTMIC, but I want to point out a few that are “hidden” advantages. As mentioned before, our Claims staff has extensive years of experience handling Workers’ Compensation claims. I would like to say we have...
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  • From the Desk of John Karlen, CPCU, APA, ARe
    Audit Reviews Large audit additional premium due – scary words. Each workers’ compensation policy is written with estimated payrolls for the upcoming year. When the policy expires, an audit is completed to get actual payroll. We then calculate the actual premium from the audit payroll, and subtract member payments during the year. The end result...
  • New OSHA Final Rule Mandates Electronic Submission of Data
    By Chris Demeter, Senior Loss Control Consultant I have been with MTM for over 13 years, and prior to that I was the Safety Director at a prototype sheet metal stamping manufacturer. Every 18-months or so, I would get a visit from MIOSHA. It was not because we had a great deal of injuries, it...
  • The Importance of the Form 100
    By Donna Motley, Vice President of Claims An injury occurs at your facility. The incident is reported through the proper channels – this could be a report to the immediate Supervisor, Plant Manager, Safety Director, or Human Resource Department. If immediate medical attention is required (i.e. blood is involved, a head injury, EMS needs to...
  • From the Desk of John Karlen, CPCU, APA, ARe
    A Tribute to a Legacy The Hancock legacy began with John Hancock Sr. who in 1939 started Crescent Tool and Die and has been with MTMIC for 40 years. That decision 4 decades ago was made by John Hancock Sr. who joined a group of bold shop owners to start and support their own insurance...
  • Upcoming MIOSHA Rules Change
    By Ruth Kiefer, MSc, ARM Loss Control Manager , MSc, ARM, MiOSHA Level 1 Certified  Effective January 1, 2017: Plastic Injection Mold Industry:Die Change Procedures for Horizontal Injection Mold Machines s many of you in the plastic injection mold industry know, there will be a MIOSHA rule change in the standard pertaining to injection mold machines...
  • From the Desk of John Karlen, CPCU, APA, ARe
    Well 2016 just wrapped up. Early indications are that 2016 will be a good loss year for MTM members. As a refresher, 2014 was a good loss year. At the February 2015 Board of Directors meeting the Board reviewed the December 31, 2014 financial results. The Board then declared a member dividend of $2.5 million....
  • Do you have the right air hose clamp?
    By Travis Halsted, Loss Control Consultant I was recently contacted by one of our customers with a concern that I do not believe many of us think of. This company was concerned whether or not they had the right form of clamp at the tool end of their air hose. This particular company had the worm-drive...
  • From the Desk of John Karlen, CPCU, APA, ARe
    In this newsletter you will see pictures of the MTM annual members meeting. This meeting was held October 19th at the Inn of St. John’s in Plymouth. There were over 80 members in attendance. It was the largest MTM meeting ever. At the meeting, attendees had a great meal and two short presentations. One of the...
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  • Employer Responsibility
    Donna Motley, Vice President of Claims  Owning and operating a business is multi-faceted. Having Workers’ Compensation insurance, required by law, is one of those many facets. Hopefully, most employers rarely have to utilize their Workers’ Compensation insurance. BUT, should an employee be injured in the course of employment, you, as the employer need to be...
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