Safety Stories: The Mutual Blog

Although falls are the leading cause of death in construction, there are steps workers can take to prevent accidents and injuries.

Because falls are the leading cause of injuries & fatalities in the construction industry, it is essential for employers to adopt and implement safe work practices to protect both their employe

Having "green" marking solutions is crucial in today's increasingly environmentally conscious industry.

Industry professionals today are replacing their outdated tree watering systems with eco-friendly, low-maintenance tree watering bags.

Those who work outdoors face an array of potential hazards. Working at heights, working in close proximity to moving vehicles, and working with heavy machinery can all be dangerous undertakings.

Hard hats are one of the most recognizable and invaluable pieces of protective equipment.

Colder temperatures can pose additional dangers to those working in already hazard-prone industries such as construction and other outdoor work.

 
Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, and is also the leading contributor to missed work. Repetitive or heavy lifting results in compression to the low back area, often resulting in pain.

While it isn't surprising that 65% of those employed in the construction industry work on scaffolding, it may be surprising to learn that each year about 4,500 injuries and over 60 deaths directly

Being able to identify the signs and symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite can help prevent illnesses and/or fatalities that can occur as a result.