Safety Stories: The Mutual Blog

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.

Because construction work is dangerous, workers don’t always view the risks of sun exposure as a top priority.

Eye injuries in the workplace make up an alarming 45% of all head injuries that lead to missed work days. According to the U.S.
It's well-known that extreme heat or extreme cold can pose safety issues for those who work outdoors.
According to OSHA, work related fires and/or explosions account for more than 5,000 burn injuries every year.
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) are among the most common and costly work-related health issues according to U.S. Department of Labor.