Off-the-job Injuries

Has This Big Cause of Driving Fatalities Been Overshadowed?

You’d be forgiven if you didn’t notice that a single driving issue is the cause of 31% of all vehicle-related fatalities. After all, in the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts 2016 this one problem only took up two pages of the 210-page book.

Making Safety Personal

There is a great deal of information around the importance of human factors training and personal safety in the workplace. But what role should personal safety play in corporate health and safety programs? A significant one.

An Inconvenient Truth of Workplace Safety

Billions of dollars are spent annually on safety to protect employees. As a result, the workplace has become the safest place that most people spend their time, and far more injuries occur at home than at work.

Top 5 Causes of Death in the United States

There won’t be a lengthy trial or jail time for these killers but each one was responsible for over 100,000 fatalities in 2013 (the most recent year for which data is available). The top five causes of death in the United States from 2013 are:

4 Major Sources of Danger for DIY Renovations

Home renovations are a major—and popular—undertaking. According to CBC News, upwards of 40% of homeowners are planning on renovating their home in the near future and expect to spend almost $20,000 on average.

The Gap In Almost Every Workplace Safety Program

Imagine you’re a line worker at a busy automotive plant. Or you work on power lines where you have to contend with thousands of volts of electricity, or on an oil rig with immense pressure running through pipes.