Hardhats are among the most important pieces of equipment that construction workers use. They protect your head against falling objects and against bumps with fixed objects. If there's a risk of coming into contact with electrical hazards, the hat is even somewhat protective.
As a highway worker, you're one of the many people put at risk on the roads. You have to work around moving traffic in some cases, and, depending on the location, may face serious harm if you're not cautious.
Sitting at your desk, you probably never thought that you'd have to worry about developing work-related injuries. You come to work, have a safe work environment, and then you go home.
Not many people think of an office as a dangerous workplace. In fact, offices are usually one of the safer places to work. You aren't exposed to the elements, you have your work day set to certain hours and you're not risking your health around dangerous machinery or vehicles.
Did you know that 4 million dog attacks happen every year? In approximately 800,000 of these instances, the victims require emergency room or hospital care. Even more startling is the fact that half of the victims are children.
The construction industry is full of twists and turns, some good and some bad. If you work in this field, it's imperative to keep one thing in mind: Your safety must always come first.
If you work with a table saw on a regular basis, you're in danger of losing your fingertips in a saw accident. Just look at your co-workers who have been on the job for decades. There's a good chance that some of them are missing a finger, or part of a finger.
You went to work, and it seemed like a day like any other. It was fairly easy and you even thought you'd get to go home early. Unfortunately, one wrong move made your day into a nightmare. A coworker turned on machinery when you were in the way, and now you have serious injuries to recover from.
Dog bites can happen anywhere at any time. It doesn't even matter how big or small the dog is -- or whether the dog belongs to a friend -- any animal can attack unpredictably.
In the United States, approximately 120 million people commute to work every day. With that many people on the road, the risk of an accident is significant. This means that twice a day, on the way to work and on the way home, you have a higher chance of becoming involved in an accident than you do when you drive to the supermarket on Saturday morning.