Safety Stories: The Mutual Blog

It's a known fact that for those who work in hazard-prone industries, winter brings its own set of additional dangers when the mecury dips below freezing.

Winter driving can be hazardous for any motorist, but for those who operate a vehicle on the job for many hours in the course of a day, driving in cold weather can be doubly dangerous.

For some who work outdoors, the cold weather can be a welcome break from the hot, humid days of summer. But cold weather can pose serious health risks such as frostbite and hypothermia.

Traffic cone signs are a quick, simple, and inexpensive way to create a safer, hazard free work zone.

The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints of the body.

It happens every year--that sudden unexpected day where Fall's crisp but mild temperatures take a steep plunge into freezing or near freezing weather.

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. Interestingly, occupational hearing loss accounts for a large percentage of those who experience problems with hearing.

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere.

Impalement ranks as one of the "Deadly Dozen Hazards" for workers in the construction industry. And an alarming 61% of impalement accidents occur from rebar alone.

In workplaces throughout the U.S., an estimated 5 million workers wear respirators to protect against hazardous elements such as dust particulates, gases, and vapors that may cause health risks.