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Preventing Winter Slips, Trips and Falls
Injuries caused by slips, trips and falls are a major burden to business operations, especially during the winter months. The National Safety Council estimates that workplace falls cause approximately 300,000 injuries and more than 1,500 deaths each year. Slips, trips and falls account for about 15% – 20% of all workers’ compensation costs.
Wintertime brings snow and ice and an increased risk of slips and falls due to slippery sidewalks, parking lots and work areas. Now is the time to ensure precautions are taken to minimize the risk of slip and fall injuries in the winter months ahead.
Important Tips for Winter Safety: [Read more →]
Deaths from fires and burns are the fifth most common cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States and the third leading cause of fatal home injury
Many residential fire-related deaths remain preventable.
Here is what you need to know… [Read more →]
Each year, nearly 8,000 people receive venomous snake bites in the United States. Even a bite from a so-called “harmless” snake can cause infection or allergic reaction in some people. People who frequently visit wilderness areas, camp, hike, picnic, or live in snake-inhabited areas should be aware of [Read more →]
In cold weather, your body may lose heat faster than you can produce it. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. It can make you sleepy, confused and clumsy. Because it happens gradually and affects your thinking, you may not realize you need help. That makes it especially [Read more →]
During hot summer months, people can run into some serious heat-related health problems, especially children under four, people over 65, and those who are obese, already ill, or taking medications. [Read more →]
The recent snow storm dumped HEAVY snow on us…not the light, fluffy snow of the previous storm. In addition, there was a layer of sleet on top of that.
Heart attacks occur frequently while shoveling snow. Here are some tips [Read more →]