Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of what is known as the “100 Deadliest Days,” or the 100 days with the highest number of deaths on the roadways. In addition to the media, police officers and other members of law enforcement urge drivers to be cautious and considerate to decrease the dangers from the road.

Prevent 100 Deadliest Days at Home

Like the roadways, homes and workplaces can become more dangerous in the summer, especially in relation to ladder use. In the summer, people climb their ladders while doing home repairs, rushing to get everything done by the time fall comes. In the summer sun, it can be easy to get careless and not think about using the ladder properly. In addition, sometimes the desire to get a project finished can surpass the desire to be safe (see photo below).

An example of using a ladder improperly in an effort to complete a job more quickly.

An example of using a ladder improperly in an effort to complete a job more quickly.

Prevent 100 Deadliest Days at Work

At the workplace, the summer heat can sometimes become a distraction, preventing people from making smart choices. In the heat of summer, it can be easy to make excuses and not follow proper safety precautions. Not following guidelines puts people at the risk of injury or even death.

Let’s make sure we are careful this summer and prevent being a part of the “100 Deadliest Days” of home or workplace injuries.