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 outdoor temperatures drop below freezing, your HVAC system works harder to maintain an adequate indoor temperature. If something goes wrong—the power goes out, a breaker is tripped or a thermostat is inadvertently turned off—the temperature inside your facility can drop low enough that pipes freeze and burst.
With so much information - and misinformation - circulating about COVID-19 and what's safe and not safe to do, businesses are treading carefully as they implement policies to keep their staff, customers and vendors safe.
'Tis the season for holiday planning. Yet, gatherings of families and friends, crowded parties and travel may put Americans at an increased risk for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you carefully consider the spread risk of in-person holiday celebrations.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued respiratory protection guidance focused on protecting workers in nursing homes, assisted living and other long-term care facilities (LTCFs) from occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus.
Source control measures are recommended for everyone in healthcare facilities, including LTCFs, even if the wearer does not have symptoms of the coronavirus. The guidance describes various source control measures, including cloth face coverings, facemasks, and FDA-cleared or authorized surgical masks. Healthcare providers should wear source control products/devices at all times while inside a LTCF, including in breakrooms or other spaces where they might encounter other people.
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Slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents, cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities.
Snow has arrived for many parts of the country, and that means it's time to brush up on tips for safe winter driving, especially in snow.
The roads can get slick and visibility can dwindle, so always take it easy, drive calmly and stay safe. Whether you've driven in snow often, a short while, or never, it's always a good idea to brush up on the basics to help you stay safe during this time of year.
According to the National Safety Council, more than 700 people are injured in distracted driving crashes on a typical day. During Distracted Driving Awareness Month – and all year long – keep yourself and others around you safe with these tips.
Employees are your most valuable assets, which makes having a workplace safety program to protect them essential.
Loss control is about employers caring for their workers' safety. Successful loss control programs are means of reducing injuries and the severity of a potential accident.
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.