Power Tool Safety

August 14, 2019

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

July 18, 2019

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

Scaffolding Accidents

June 21, 2019

Construction work is dangerous, and one of the most common causes of worker injury and death is falls. Many of those falls are from scaffolding. Those injured on the job due to a scaffolding accident are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which pay for medical costs and replace some wages while the employee is recovering and unable to work.  » Read More

Springtime Hazards for Workers

April 18, 2019

As enjoyable as the warmer days of spring may be, companies should plan for the less pleasant conditions that pop up in workplaces in springtime. Though the dangers associated with snow and ice may have departed for the time being, spring brings its own. Safety managers must remain vigilant about possible hazards associated with weather changes and wet conditions.

Outdoor Dangers

At the beginning of spring,  » Read More

First Responders and PTSD

March 21, 2019

After a fire, a car accident, or a crime, we know who the victims are. They are the men, women, and children selflessly assisted by first responders on the scene. But these workers who often put themselves in harms’ way to protect and assist others are victims in their own way too.

In October 2018, an out-of-control stretch limousine carrying a group of friends and family crashed in upstate New York,  » Read More

Injuries and Illnesses Caused by Cold Weather Conditions

February 24, 2019

As the brutal winter months continue, the risk of injury rises for workers exposed to the freezing temperatures. Extreme cold-related illnesses, such as hypothermia, trench foot and frostbite, coupled with the dangers of slips and falls due to ice or snow, are among the many hazards workers face as temperatures drop. Employers and employees alike must be very cautious and prepared to help prevent these emergency situations.  » Read More