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Slips, Trips, and Falls

Posted April 25, 2011

Slips, trips and, falls are the second highest cause of accidental deaths and injuries, behind motor vehicle accidents. Each year, almost two million disabling injuries and thousands of minor injuries occur on stairways. While slips, trips and falls are the cause of numerous injuries and deaths every day, they are among the easiest to correct. Continue reading →

Work Zone Traffic Safety

Posted April 11, 2011

The Statistics

  • In 2009, 667 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in highway work zones and more than 30,000 were injured.
  • About 85 percent of those killed in work zones are drivers and their passengers.
  • Distracted driving causes 25% of all traffic accidents.

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Share the Road

Posted March 14, 2011

Warmer weather has arrived! The improved weather forecast and the change to Daylight Savings Time (March 13, 2011) greatly increases the number and variety of persons and vehicles that compete for space on the roadways. A safe driver is not necessarily someone who has been lucky enough to avoid accidents. Rather they are a courteous and defensive driver who looks out for others, avoids distractions, and are always on alert to anticipate and respond to potential traffic situations. Safe drivers share the road so that they do not become part of, or contribute to a preventable accident. Continue reading →

Are YOU a Safety Champion?

Posted March 7, 2011

Being a Safety Champion is everyone’s responsibility! Each person is responsible to make hundreds of decisions necessary to function every day, and to acquire the knowledge to make the safest choices possible. By doing so, each one of us can become a Safety Champion. Continue reading →

Gloves Go Hand in Hand with Safety

Posted February 14, 2011

Can you imagine what it would be like to lose the use of one or both of your hands because of an injury? Our hands and wrists have 27 muscles and 27 bones that allow us the flexibility and strength to be able to perform tasks. Even a minor hand or finger injury will remind us how important it is to have the full use of our hands. Continue reading →

Off the Job Injuries

Posted January 10, 2011

“Off-the-job” injuries involve employed people when they are not working. For example, a restaurant cook cuts his hand on a knife while fixing dinner at home or a truck driver who slides off an icy road while driving his car to work, hits a tree, and suffers a sprained wrist. Those injuries occurred off-the-job. Continue reading →