12 fireworks safety tips for a celebratory Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is an exciting time for friends and family to gather and celebrate America. While most Independence Days are filled with fireworks, cookouts and parades, this holiday can also be one of the most dangerous. On average, 280 people visit the emergency room every day around July 4th with fireworks-related injuries. According … Continue reading 12 fireworks safety tips for a celebratory Fourth of July

National Safety Month: Slips, trips and falls are no joke

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Pratfalls in television and movies can be comedy gold. Chevy Chase practically built his career on them. But slips, trips and falls at home or at work are no joke. Stats from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration show most general industry incidents involve slips, trips and falls, … Continue reading National Safety Month: Slips, trips and falls are no joke

National Safety Month: If you don’t care about your safety, who will?

By Melissa Vince, BWC Public Relations Manager Workplace accidents can uproot our lives in so many ways. Not only do we need medical care and time to recover, we may not be able to quickly return to work or family and community activities. That’s why BWC takes time every June to talk about National Safety … Continue reading National Safety Month: If you don’t care about your safety, who will?

Eight hot safety tips for summer

By Michelle Francisco, BWC Safety Council Program Manager Heat is one of the leading weather-related causes of death and injury in the U.S. It’s also one of the most preventable. Summer isn’t officially here yet, but now’s as good a time as any to remind folks they can still enjoy the summertime weather without putting … Continue reading Eight hot safety tips for summer