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Flames from an explosion seen against a blue sky.

In some situations, a material can become combustible when it exists in the form of very fine particles that are suspended in the air under certain conditions. This is known as combustible dust and it’s a very common safety hazard in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, furniture manufacturing, food processing, metalworking, textile manufacturing,

Garbage truck on a street with trash cans next to the road.

There’s no doubt that garbage collection is an essential service in society. However, those who work in garbage collection can face a lot of safety hazards on the job. It’s a very difficult and demanding job. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, refuse and recyclable material collectors were among the top ten civilian

Low angle view looking up at scaffolding on a building.

For those who work in construction, building maintenance, or home improvement, scaffolding can be something they commonly need to use. Scaffolding is supposed to provide support for workers who need to work at a height so that they can do their jobs safely. However, if that scaffolding isn’t properly used or constructed, it can be

Two nurses help a patient to stand up in a home.

Sometimes, people need dedicated healthcare support at home. Very often, people seek out in-home caregivers to assist with an elderly family member. But sometimes, younger adults may also need in-home care temporarily while they recover from surgery. Whether you’re in the position of trying to find an in-home caregiver for a loved one or for

Utility worker in a cherry picker looking at power lines.

Whether it’s at home or at work, electricity plays an important role in our day-to-day lives. But regardless of where you’re dealing with electricity, it’s absolutely critical that people know how to work with it safely to avoid shocks and electrocutions. However, many people have jobs that put them at risk for encountering electrical hazards

People in reflective vests working on repairing a roof.

Falls are an extremely common cause of injuries and deaths on the job. Every year, fall-related violations are among OSHA’s top 10 most frequently cited safety violations. In the 2022 fiscal year, OSHA listed fall protection as their most frequently cited violation, followed by ladder-related violations as their third most frequent citation and fall protection

Food delivery person accepting an order at a restaurant.

Need to earn some extra cash? If you have a car, one option is to sign up to be a delivery person for a service like Instacart, Uber Eats, or Doordash and earn money by picking up restaurant orders and groceries for other people. These types of services offer a lot of flexibility about when

Produce in a grocery store.

For millions of people, delivery services like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Instacart are a regular part of their lives. Not only do these services make it convenient to get groceries and food from local restaurants delivered, they give people a chance to earn extra cash by making these deliveries. But while working for these types

Woman rubs her sore neck.

When you hear the word “ergonomic,” the first thing you might think of is an office chair or desk. But ergonomics are an issue that impacts people in a wide range of industries, not just office workers. It’s also important to understand that ergonomics are more than a matter of simply being comfortable or uncomfortable.

Workplace accidents can easily happen at any time of year. However, there is some data that shows fatal workplace accidents tend to occur more frequently during the summer months. In 2022, Safety & Health Magazine reported that August is the month with the highest rate of fatal workplace injuries, followed by July, May, and June.