Safety Stories: The Mutual Blog

The most widespread cause of job-related disability and the leading contributor to missed work is is back pain.

Under normal circumstances, winter weather is particularly bad on roads and other paved areas because of the effects of the elements such as rain, snow, wind (and of course, multiple layers of salt

Rainy and wet conditions, even in warmer, springlike weather, can cause hypothermia. That's because the body loses heat 25 times faster in water than in air of the same temperature.
   Healthy lungs are a critical component to any workers health, well-being and productivity.

Snow-Melt-Repeat: In many regions across the U.S., this has been the typical weather pattern over the past few m

Trenchfoot is a form of cold stress, but interestingly, this injury can occur in temperatures as high as 60 degrees F.

In the winter months, it is excellent business practice to ensure that parking lots and walkways are clear of snow and ice to prevent slips, trips and falls.

The glut of wintry weather means roads will be in need of patching up and workers will be out on the roads making those repairs.
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.