The amount of deadly and injury accidents attributed to distracted driving continues to increase despite laws in virtually every state banning people from texting and engaging on their smartphones while driving, as well as from talking without a hands-free device or system.
When autumn arrives, and leaves fall, you'll want to clear out your eaves and rain gutters, and trim back branches and hedges that grew long over the summer.
Tens of thousands of forklift-related injuries occur every year in U.S. workplaces, most of them preventable.
One of the best ways to avoid workplace injuries is through regular housekeeping and tidying up.
Though businesses are not required to have written housekeeping procedures, keeping a tidy and organized workplace makes the job of safety compliance easier.
Falls from portable ladders (step, straight, combination and extension) are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities and injuries.
Every year, September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. The campaign's goal is to create awareness of the planning needed to prepare for an emergency or disaster.
The construction industry has the highest percentage of electrical fatalities out of all industries.
While electricity is a crucial component in a construction project's success, it poses a risk of harmful shock, horrific burns or fatal electrocution. These accidents can occur when workers come into contact with power lines, wiring, transformers or other electrical machinery.
As the construction industry booms, contractors face evolving risks that, left unchecked, can leave their operation exposed to new liabilities.
If you already operate a construction firm, you know that there is a labor shortage that has made it difficult to find experienced workers, and that hiring entities are asking builders to take on more of the design function, as well.
The last five years have seen the rise of new and unforeseen risks, like the COVID-19 pandemic, the rapid increase of natural catastrophes and supply chain upheavals of unprecedented proportions.
A work-related vehicle accident will cost an employer an average of at least $16,500, according to OSHA.
If injuries are involved, that figure can quadruple. If there's a fatality, you could be looking at costs exceeding half a million dollars. Not to mention the suffering and broken lives that kind of event leaves in its wake.
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