Safety Stories: The Mutual Blog

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.

One of the most widespread dangers of navigating snowy/icy roads is the accumulation of snow which can mask road markings, curbs, and other roadway delineations.

Machines in the workplace can greatly increase productivity, but they can also increase the risk of injury if not used properly.

Each year, more than 2,000 people annually are admitted to burn centers with severe arc flash burns.

Working in or near traffic can be hazardous. Each year, nearly 1,100 lives are lost in work zones and . But accidents and injuries can be prevented.