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Falling Down on the Job
Last week OSHA promoted a National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction. This makes sense as falls from height are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction trades.
Slip and Fall: What’s Under Our Feet? Solutions Can Be Found on the Surface
Slips/Trips/Falls (STFs) are common across all industries. In fact, STFs are among the top three injuries that continue to impact our policyholders’ insurance costs.
‘Tis the Season to be Sanding
Although the holiday season may be behind us, winter is definitely just getting started. For many of us that means sleet, snow, and freezing rain.
Target Mapping to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls (STFs)
In 2018, out of the 900,380 nonfatal work injuries resulting in days away from work, 27% were related to slips, trips, and falls
Falls from Rolling Chairs – Yeah, it’s a Thing
As the weather turns colder, slip and fall incidents begin to rise. A recent Safety Net post, Fall In Down Without Falling Down was a reminder that fall is beautiful but does present a seasonal hazard.
Fall In Down Without Falling Down
Oh yeah, it’s getting nippy at night up North with morning frost on the pumpkin a telltale sign. It’s time to don the down or other insulating layer, like fleece over flannel, especially if you tend to be an outsider with autumn activities.
Microfiber Miracle - Taking the SLIPS out of Slip and Fall Injuries
Hazards in the healthcare system seem to be multiplying every day. Notwithstanding the current pandemic exposures, the top three hazards which account for the most injuries are ergonomic hazards, physical hazards, and psychosocial hazards such as vio...
It’s “Snow” Wonder The Ground’s Getting Slippery
With the wonder of snowfall come falls and not of the Niagara type.
Fall Prevention Awareness Week: Eliminate the Leading Causes of Workplace Injury
According to OSHA, fall prevention/protection issues continue to receive the most citations
Walking on Air and Falling Flat - the Tripping Hazards of Oxygen Tubing
There are more than 1.5 million adults in the United States that use supplemental oxygen for respiratory disorders according to the American Thoracic Society.
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