Safety Stories: The Mutual Blog

Trenching and excavation work is among the most hazardous in construction with cave-ins posing not only the greatest risk but the highest rates of fatality from this kind of operation.

In the U.S., there are approximately 800 fatalities annually due to accidents in work zones.

Because construction work is dangerous, workers don’t always view the risks of sun exposure as a top priority.

Eye injuries in the workplace make up an alarming 45% of all head injuries that lead to missed work days. According to the U.S.
It's well-known that extreme heat or extreme cold can pose safety issues for those who work outdoors.
According to OSHA, work related fires and/or explosions account for more than 5,000 burn injuries every year.
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) are among the most common and costly work-related health issues according to U.S. Department of Labor.

Two major hazards for those who work outdoors in winter are cold exposure and slips, trips and falls. Here are some ways to help avoid these cold-weather dangers:

Snow and ice can create multiple visibility challenges for drivers. Curbs, road markings and other roadway delineations are difficult to see once a winter storm hits.

Workplace safety shouldn’t take a holiday when the holiday season is here.