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Trick-Or-Treating Safety Tips

Halloween is here! Do your part to protect yourself and your children from Halloween hazards to ensure a fun-filled Halloween night. Here are a few tips to make yourself and your children visible to motorists: – Opt for costumes with light or bright colors. – Carry flashlights or glow sticks. – Walk on sidewalks whenever […]

Safety Tips for Your July 4th Weekend

Rutter Mills wishes you a fun and safe 4th of July weekend! Please be mindful of hazards if you decide to handle fireworks or grill this weekend. Keep Independence day fun and safe! Many fireworks are illegal in Virginia – in fact, some areas of Virginia require a permit to ignite them. State law reads […]

Safety At Work (For the White-collar Worker)

Although it may not be immediately apparent, working from a desk can be very stressful to your body. White-collared jobs can encourage serious injuries including cervical spondylosis, lumbar vertebra disease, or repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel. Repetitive strain injuries affect hundreds of thousands of American workers a year, and lead to tens of […]

Safety at Work (For the Blue Collared Worker)

Blue-collared workers perform labor-intensive jobs and typically work with their hands.  Many jobs classified as “blue collar” require skilled personnel who are formally trained and certified. The skills necessary for blue-collared work vary by occupation. Common blue-collar jobs include construction, assembly, maintenance, mining, and renovation. No matter which occupation, blue collared personnel work hard to […]

Spring Cleaning for a Safe Home

It’s the perfect season to begin to cleaning the inside and outside our homes. Spring cleaning typically involves lifting, moving heavy objects, using ladders, and working outdoors. Heavy lifting and physical activities can increase the risk for at-home injuries.  According to the Home Safety Council, there are over 10 million unintentional home injuries nationally per […]

Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day

While Memorial Day is a great kick off to the summer season, it can also be a very dangerous time on the roads.  Holiday weekends traditionally bring heavy traffic on the roadways – including a higher than usual amount of drunk, distracted and reckless drivers.  Please buckle up and be alert on the roadways this […]

NHTSA Releases New Child Seat Guidelines

  This week the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued new safety guidelines for child seats in automobiles. Under the new guidelines, the safety agency recommends using the restraints in the rear-facing position as long as children fit within the height and weight limits of the car seat as established by the manufacturer.  The rear-facing […]