Safety Stories: The Mutual Blog

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.
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.