Safety Stories: The Mutual Blog

Cold temperatures create a wide range of hazards that can affect those who work out doors. Frostbite in particular, is a common hazard for those exposed to the the elements.
Snowfall and limited visibility in the winter months can wreak havoc in a fire emergency.
It doesn't take temperatures below freezing for hypothermia to set in. Simply adding wet conditions to moderately cold temperatures is enough to make prime hypothermia weather.
 
Temperatures are plunging, which unfortunately means an increase in the number of weather-related health hazards for those who work outdoors.

Falls still hold the top slot on OSHA's list of violations for 2013. Use these Best Practices tips to reduce and/or eliminate falls and injuries in the year ahead:

It's a staggering statistic that 61% of all construction accidents are attributed to impalement from exposed rebar.

Hearing loss is the third most common health issue in the U.S. affecting an estimated 36 million Americans.

Approximately 2,000 eye injuries occur daily in workplaces in the U.S.

Collapsible traffic cones are a critical component to staying safe in the event of a road side emergency.

Traffic cones are the simplest, yet most critical factor in keeping workers safe while performing road construction.