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Few activities pose greater hazards than falling in love! It all starts with a fall. Those who fall deepest in love fall hardest. When love enters your life it takes your breath away. Not only do you lose the ability to breathe, you risk breaking a vital organ – your heart. Cupid’s arrow can leave [...]
Gerald’s tale brought to mind the not so uncommon situation in which emergency workers get cited by OSHA (or the OHS equivalent in Canada) for disobeying safety rules during rescue operations. Consider the following case from California.
While helping with the construction of a new building, a California worker fell [...]
November is a fall month in more ways than one. According to some studies, it seems that November is the peak season for emergency department visits for falls from a ladder.
Of course, ladder safety and ladder incidents – whether they happen at work or at home – are a major concern throughout the year. So [...]
Falls on construction sites are a common and serious hazard. Many of the supervisors I’ve worked with run their sites with meticulous regard for safety. But, then again, others don’t. When I visit their sites, I shudder at all the hazards I spot.
Let me tell you about 10 of my biggest pet peeves. I’m [...]
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