The sun releases energy, called radiation, in various forms: in the sunlight you see, the heat you feel, and the invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays that cause you to get sunburned. UV rays from the sun can also damage your eyes and hurt your vision.
Dangers of UV Rays
There are two types of UV radiation: UVA rays and UVB rays. UVB rays are more likely to cause sunburn, but UVA rays penetrate deeper. Exposure to either can damage your eyes. Long-term exposure to UV rays can result in eye problems that may lead to vision loss from conditions like cataracts or macular degeneration. Other dangers include skin cancer (around the eyelids) and corneal sunburn. Long hours at the beach or ski slope without proper eye protection can cause corneal sunburn, which can be very painful and may cause temporary vision loss.
As road construction kicks into full swing, it’s important to drive safely to protect yourself and those around you. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, over 700 fatalities happen every year in work zones. However, you can easily stay safe while driving in work zones if you follow some important tips.
Fireworks are a staple of many Fourth of July and other celebrations, but remember to take precautions to ensure your special event is safe and accident-free.
Unfortunately, many people do not realize just how dangerous fireworks and sparklers can be—which is a primary reason that injuries occur. Fireworks can not only injure the users, but can also affect bystanders.
Bottle rockets and firecrackers can fly in any direction and may explode on or near someone instead of up in the air. Sparklers are also a huge risk, as they burn at very high temperatures and are often given to children too young to use them safely. All fireworks pose potential risks of burn, blindness and other injury.
Make an injury free workplace your mission this month with proactive and concrete goals set in stone to keep you and your co-workers healthy!
As the economy continues expanding, companies need to be careful about adequately managing their risk, according to a report by Advisen Inc., an insurance research and data firm.
Increased activity typically means proportionally additional losses. For example, more trucks driving more miles will inevitably result in more accidents. However, other kinds of risk can actually increase more than the jump in business activity. We look at three such areas here.
Summer is a time for fun, getting together with friends, and spending time outdoors. Days poolside or lounging on the beach are a favorite activity during the summer months, but before heading for the water, it’s crucial that everyone know how to swim and understand swimming safety.
Falls from portable ladders (step, straight, combination and extension) are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities and injuries. OSHA has 16 tips for staying safe when using a portable ladder.
One of the biggest mistakes owners of growing businesses make is not keeping up their insurance coverage to account for the expanding assets and potential liabilities.
Power lines can be serious and potentially fatal hazards when proper safety precautions are not followed.
Overexertion and falls are among the most common types of workplace injuries in the United States, according to a new study.
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