May 2019 Archives
Using pickup trucks, dump trucks and other types of heavy machinery is something you cannot always avoid on a construction site. As helpful as these vehicles are, they also pose some fairly significant threats to workers -- especially when they are backing up.
Maybe you have not gotten into a serious car accident yet, but you have seen the statistics. Thousands of people will lose their lives or suffer significant injuries in Illinois this year. You know that one of them could be you.
Tragic news out of Illinois, as a young woman recently died while she was out celebrating her birthday. She was in a rideshare vehicle being driven for Uber when it was involved in an accident.
A motorcycle accident can lead to paralysis after a head injury, a neck injury or a spinal injury. Even riders with proper personal protection equipment and years of experience can get hurt. All it takes is one mistake by another driver.
Statistically, falls lead to a high percentage of injuries and deaths in U.S. workplaces, especially in industries like construction, maintenance and roofing. Workers who fall from varying heights can suffer serious and life-threatening injuries. For individuals who routinely work atop ladders, roofs or scaffolding, it’s important to understand how to protect yourself and reduce the likelihood of being involved in a work-related fall accident.