National Miners Day

On December 6, people around the nation will celebrate miners; a group of workers dedicated to retrieving natural minerals and resources from above and below the earth’s surface. National Miners Day gives everyone the opportunity to honor those who have chosen mining as their career. It also provides the chance to reflect on the tough realities of mining,  » Read More

Understanding Trench Safety

Workers who perform their jobs in trenches are at serious risk of personal harm. Fortunately, years of innovation in the industry has resulted in safety techniques and technological advancements to reinforce safety and protect workers. The implementation of proven standards has become basic practice to reduce hazards to workers who perform jobs that involve excavation or trenching.

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Reducing Forklift Accidents in the Workplace

Forklifts are used in a vast array of industries. From construction sites to warehouses to retail sales floors, forklifts allow workers to transport heavy loads of materials and products to make the operation run efficiently. The lifting and transporting power of a forklift is only outdone by the convenience and utility of the machine. Forklifts are used every day in all types of situations.  » Read More

Delivery Drivers

Delivery drivers serve the American public by bringing us our eagerly awaited packages and supplies each day as promised by retailers and businesses. What most customers do not realize are the significant safety risks these delivery drivers face each day.

Traffic accidents, loading and unloading injuries, and risks of violent acts on delivery drivers resulted in over 5,000 fatalities for delivery and truck drivers in 2016.  » Read More

Power Tool Safety

The use of power tools has become a part of daily life in most workplaces because of their precision, ease of use, and their ability to make a hard job easier to accomplish. Whether your job requires utilizing a power tool, or you are using a drill to tighten a door at home or riding a lawnmower for the outside landscape,  » Read More

Tow Truck Workers Face Increased Fatality Rates

As a stranded driver, there is no more welcome sight during a car breakdown than the arrival of a tow truck. Yet most people are unaware of the dangers these drivers face. Tow truck drivers’ risk of death on the job is almost 15 times greater than other industries in the United States.

Many occupations, including construction and law enforcement were already known from occupational research studies to have higher than average risks.  » Read More