Safety Stories: The Mutual Blog

Winter months can be dangerous for those working outdoors but there are a number of measures that can be taken to guard against the hazards of cold stress.

When working outdoors in winter, the first line of defense against the elements is to dress properly for the cold.

Nail guns can significantly increase the speed at which a job gets done due to their ease of use and lightning fast operation.

Lifting heaving objects is one of the leading causes of injuries in the workplace, resulting in missed days from work and potentially long-term health issues.

One of the major causes of accidents and injuries in construction occurs when vehicles unintentionally back into workers who may be performing duties on a worksite.

Workers in the construction industry are at a greater risk of sustaining injuries from contact with electricity than the general population.

More than 20,000 workplace hearing loss cases occur each year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of these cases, unfortunately result in permanent hearing loss.

Workplace eye injuries cost over $133 million a year in medical expenses, workers’ compensation and lost productivity according to the American Academy of Ophtamology.

    Regardless of the number of hours spent in safety training, if workers are fatigued, accidents are likely to happen.

In many workplaces across the U.S., workers spend prolonged periods of time performing job duties on their hands and knees or are engaged in activities requiring kneeling, crouching and/or squattin