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The Do’s and Don’ts of Ladder Safety

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:54 -- siteadmin

The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 724,000 people are injured in a ladder-related accident each year. That’s nearly 2,000 each day.

More than 135,000 people are treated in emergency rooms for ladder-related injuries according to the National Safety Council.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ladder falls were responsible for 30 percent of disabling falls from height in the workplace in 2011.

Multiple studies report that more than 330 people die each year from ladder accidents.

Lift Safely Using the Muscle Between Your Ears

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:52 -- siteadmin

Think about how a lower back injury can slow you down. It makes it difficult and uncomfortable to sleep, get up in the morning, get dressed, drive, do your job, play with your kids and get things done around the house.

A lower back injury pretty much screws up your entire day. If it affects job performance, a lower back injury can also take money out of your pocket.

Avoiding Liability Nightmares with Contractor Insurance

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 10:53 -- siteadmin

Suppose you hire a contractor to replace the roof on your home or throughout your apartment complex. One of the roofers falls off the roof and breaks his leg, or a subcontractor hired to do some masonry work on the chimney drops a brick through your windshield.

If the contractor is injured on your property, you’re injured as a direct result of work being done, or your property is damaged, who should pay for it? Is the contractor insured? Is any of this covered by your homeowner’s insurance?

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