The father of one of my best friends in college was killed in a coal mine in southwest Virginia when she was a young girl. She carries that loss with her every day of her life. I was in her wedding party and while she did not dwell on it, I know her walk down the aisle was bittersweet because her dad was not there. (Deborah Hersman is president and CEO of the National Safety Council)read more
We know, you didn’t mean to get sunburned. You lost track of time, or nodded off, and now you can tell you’re going to be lobster-red and miserable. It can take several hours for the full damage to show itself.read more
Daylight Saving Time begins every year on the second Sunday in March. Clocks are set forward one hour, except in Hawaii and most of Arizona. Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 11, 2018.read more
February is American Heart Month. Please read the important information below. Heart Attack Warning Signs CHEST DISCOMFORT Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. DISCOMFORT IN OTHER AREAS OF THE UPPER BODY Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. SHORTNESS OF BREATH with or without chest discomfort. OTHER SIGNS may include...read more
The construction industry is in the top nine occupations at risk for suicide
The safety of our employees is a high priority for us. Suicide is a major health and safety issue. The pain that leads people to take their lives is hard to imagine.
The #1 icy road driving tip: Reduce your speed.
Slowing down is the most important thing to do when driving on ice and snow. High speeds make it both easy to lose control and difficult to stop. You should never be driving faster than 45mph in any vehicle when roads are icy – not even on highways! In many cases, much slower speeds are necessary. You can slide off of the road on certain types of more treacherous icing – like black ice – at 10mph or less! If you’re fishtailing or sliding at all, it means you are going too fast for the conditions.