A thunderstorm is considered severe if it produces hail at least 1 inch in diameter or has wind gusts of at least 58 miles per hour. Every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. Heavy rain from thunderstorms can [...]
The unofficial “kickoff” to summer is almost here. While we hope everyone has fun this coming Memorial Day weekend, the nation’s emergency physicians want everyone to stay safe and out of the ER. “Fun in the sun, by the pool, on a boat or at [...]
Falls from heights are the leading cause of death in construction, and they cause many injuries and deaths in other industries as well. OSHA says that falls from heights can be prevented and employee lives can be saved if you take three simple steps: Plan [...]
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country [...]
In preparation for National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction next week, here are 5 facts you should know about preventable falls.