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Man delivering three boxes of pizza.

Pizza delivery services — and delivery of other types of food — are in high demand. Between lingering pandemic-related concerns about dining in at crowded restaurants and the general convenience of having food delivered, there’s certainly plenty of work available for delivery drivers. And with so many restaurants hiring right now, it can seem like

Landscaper Safety Tips

Friday, 23 July 2021 by
Person holding a hedge trimmer in front of a bush.

Some occupations are more dangerous than others, with landscaping ranking near the top of the list of the most dangerous. Given the machinery, chemicals, and exposure to the elements involved with the job, it’s very easy for landscaping professionals to get injured on the job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, landscaping and groundskeeping

Wooden blocks spelling 'safe work' placed on a table next to a succulent plant.

For over a year now, going to work each day for many people has meant sitting down in front of a computer in their living room, basement, or dining room. But as we begin to see the end at the light of the tunnel that is the COVID pandemic and restrictions have been eased, many

Woman with a headache sits in front of a computer.

When people develop occupational illnesses, there’s often a clear cause. For example, someone might develop hearing loss after working in a noisy environment. Or someone could develop cancer after being exposed to a known hazardous material as part of their job, like asbestos. When employers know of hazards in the workplace, such as high noise

Boxes falling onto warehouse employee

At first, “What is considered a work-related injury?” might seem like a pretty straightforward question. However, the answer to this question isn’t always very cut and dry and there’s a chance it could make a difference to your case when it comes to collecting worker’s compensation benefits. Generally speaking, work-related injuries are injuries that a

Injured construction worker holding onto leg

Nobody should ever have to work in an unsafe environment. This is true whether you’re working in an office or somewhere that has a reputation for being dangerous, like a shipyard, construction site, or factory floor. Even if a job is known for being risky, employers still have a responsibility to make sure the workplace

Hard hats and reflective gear lined up.

Creating a safe workplace means making sure that everyone who works for you is all on the same page. Having a workplace safety program means that not only is everyone aware of which hazards exist in the workplace and knows how to safely manage them, it shows that you value your employees enough to make

Modern office space.

When people think of dangerous workplaces, an office is probably going to be one of the last places that comes to mind. Places like warehouses, factories, construction sites and shipyards all have reputations for being dangerous, but offices? While certain types of workplaces absolutely do have more types of hazards than others, the simple fact

A worker helps an injured coworker with a bandage on their wrist.

All workplaces have hazards. It doesn’t matter if you’re working for a large, international corporation or a small business. Both office workers and construction workers can potentially be injured on the job or develop occupational illnesses if proper precautions aren’t taken. Of course, different types of workplaces will have different types of hazards, but the

Woman working at computer in a home office.

Workplace safety always matters, regardless if people are working on a construction site, a warehouse, an office, or are working remotely from a home office. Even before the coronavirus pandemic overtook the world in 2020, remote workers represented a significant part of the workforce and that number had been expected to steadily continue trending upward.