Safety Stories: The Mutual Blog

The No. 1 cause of job-related disability and missed days at work in the U.S. is back pain. Repetitive motion and heavy lifting on the job are major contributors to this widespread problem.

For industries competing in today’s market, eco-friendly solutions are an emerging trend that not only saves the planet, but that can also boost your company’s profile and, in turn, its bottom line

It doesn’t require a fall from heights to be seriously injured by rebar. A simple stumble onto unguarded rebar can result in a critical injury or fatality.

In the Mid-Atlantic Region of the US, Summer is often peak time for construction work.

While there are certain things one would never want to venture onto a job site without, summer’s heat requires specific items that provide protection from the sun and/or offer heat-reducing quali

Because each construction job is unique, different type of scaffolding is required to support work operations.

Each day, approximately 2,000 workplace-related eye injuries occur in the U.S. Ninety percent of these injuries are preventable. And preventing them is quicker and easier than you might think.

Crystalline silica is a common component of materials found naturally in the earth, many of which are used in building and construction such as granite, stone and sand.

Trenching and excavation work is among the most hazardous in construction with cave-ins posing not only the greatest risk but the highest rates of fatality from this kind of operation.

In the U.S., there are approximately 800 fatalities annually due to accidents in work zones.