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Technology Aims to Protect Lone Workers

Mobile technology has become the norm in our daily lives. Hands-free systems that enable us to speak to our cars, wireless headsets for our phones, and even apps that allow us to control the lights and thermostats in our homes while away have all helped to make our lives more connected. The pressing question, however,...

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The Damage Opioids Cause to Workers and Employers in Illinois

The opioid epidemic tearing through our nation is damaging families and communities and costing governments billions of dollars. Many approaches are being sought to curb the epidemic and recoup expenses spent on treating it. Last month, for instance, eleven cities and towns filed a lawsuit in Cook County, Illinois against both pharmaceutical companies and three...

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The 8 Most Common Workplace Injuries

In 2016, around 60 percent of nonfatal workplace injuries were the result of common, everyday mistakes. Since these are largely preventable issues, CPI Security worked to create a list of the eight most frequent injury types and their causes to enable employers to make adjustments to employee safety. Madison.com reports that the data used originated...

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The Dangerous Risks of Work Fatigue

Everyone experiences fatigue from time to time. For some people, it becomes a part of their everyday life. Whether they realize it or not, they are putting themselves and the people around them at risk. Why worker fatigue is so dangerous The National Safety Council defines fatigue as “a physical, mental or social impairment that includes tiredness,...

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Falls Account for 42 Percent of Construction Deaths

The Center for Construction Research and Training has organized data from the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program to create a searchable database of construction fatalities. Using this database, they were able to identify trends in construction fatalities from 1982 to 2015. They found that nearly half of all deaths in the construction industry...

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Winter Weather Risks For Outdoor Workers

Workplace accidents can happen anytime of the year, but winter is an especially challenging time for outdoor workers in Illinois. Snow and ice accumulation. Frigid temperatures. Dangerous debris. These are real cold weather hazards that employers can’t ignore. EHS Today recently reported on the four steps an emergency health and safety manager can take to...

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Snow, Ice, Slip And Fall Risks for Outdoor Workers

While Illinois is known for cold winters, the recent stretch of arctic temperatures has tested even the most hearty Midwesterners. For those who make their living outdoors, the snow and ice not only can add up to unpleasant working conditions, but also can bring a risk of injury. Specifically, outdoor workers during the winter months...

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Seasonal Hiring and Workers' Compensation Concerns

The busiest shopping season of the year is upon us, and many industries are hiring extra staff to handle the higher demand. With thousands of new employees being thrown directly into a high-stress atmosphere and stores that are more crowded than usual, mistakes happen. Some of these mistakes can even leave employees injured on the...

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OSHA Enacts Silica Exposure Final Rule

New OSHA Regulation Aims At Saving Lives In late September of this year, OSHA began enforcing a new rule on respirable crystalline silica, a common material produced by industrial activities involving stone, glass, brick, and other materials. This is actually the first part of a two-step rule being rolled out, and only impacts construction industries;...

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