Seven Ladder-Safety Tips for Do-It-Yourselfers

Every year in the United States over 250,000 homeowners need to visit the hospital emergency room because they fell off a ladder. If you are going to clean out gutters, check the roof after a storm or put up lights at Christmas, you need to get up high enough to do the work. Ladders make […]

Restaurant kitchen safety: Your health and safety plan

Over 12,000 burn injuries are suffered each year in restaurant kitchens in the United States, more than any other job sector. It’s not just the cook who gets burned. On the list are also wait staff, kitchen workers and food handlers. Not surprisingly, one of the groups that had the highest number of injuries were […]

I Hear Your Pain

Workplace noise isn’t just annoying. Thousands of workers suffer permanent impairment of their hearing every year. In 2009 alone, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported more than twenty thousand cases of hearing loss. And much of it is preventable. Changes on the factory or warehouse floor and on construction sites can have a major impact […]

It All Starts With the Chair

Millions of workers spend their day sitting in a chair, staring at a computer screen. If your chair and workstation are set up incorrectly and if you have bad posture, according to most health and safety consultants you are in danger of major health problems down the road. A good chair is the best start […]

The Dangers of Driving Tired

Driving tired is nothing to joke about. Sleepy truck drivers are a danger at the wheel. Over 5,000 people are killed in accidents involving commercial trucks each year. A driver asleep at the wheel has been implicated in many of them. A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2006 checked […]