News And Industry Info

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

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 a work task requires the use of PPE, it is important to consider what type is of protection is necessary for the specific job.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

The No. 1 cause of job-related disability and missed days at work in the U.S. is back pain. Repetitive motion and heavy lifting on the job are major contributors to this widespread problem.