Building Partnerships for Workplace Safety

Mon, 04/11/2022 - 7:15am

Safety in the workplace starts with good information, translated into good practice. Recently the management staff at the Belfast Co-Op joined Sally Miles of Allen Insurance and Financial and Maureen Anderson, an ergonomist from MEMIC, the workers’ compensation insurance company, for a safety workshop designed especially for the Co-op workplace.

They discussed sitting, standing, lifting, carrying, material handling and posture.  The main theme was the  “Power Zone,” which is close to the body, between mid-thigh and mid-chest height − where the arms and back can lift the most with the least amount of effort and with a lower risk of injury.

“Preventative measures such as regular safety meetings can make a real difference for our workers  in the long run,”  said Doug Johnson, co-op general manager.  “We’re pleased Allen Insurance and MEMIC took the time to introduce us to this valuable resource.”

Established in 1866 and serving clients in Maine and worldwide, Allen Insurance and Financial is an independent and employee-owned insurance and financial services agency with offices in Camden,  Rockland, Southwest Harbor and Waterville. Online at or call 800-439-4311.