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Illinois Attorneys Reveal Dangers Working Around Heavy Equipment

Those who work in construction, manufacturing, and other industrial sectors often operate or work around heavy mobile equipment, such as forklifts and cranes. Accidents involving large equipment can be prevented by inspecting and fixing mechanical defects, practicing safety measures when operating the machinery, and ensuring that equipment is completely turned off when not in use....

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Illinois Attorneys Discuss Dangers of Overexertion On The Job

Some occupations require strenuous physical movements: lifting, pushing, pulling, and reaching. If you work in construction, manufacturing, or landscaping, exertion may simply be part of your job. In other occupations that require only some physical movements, workers may overexert themselves to get ahead or move up. While many employees strive to be safe at work,...

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Illinois Attorneys Discuss The High Rate of Construction Worker Deaths Within Small Companies

Large companies are few and far between in the construction industry. According to a quarterly report released by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), who collect data based on the fatality rates among construction companies, around 82 of these types of businesses in 2016 were composed of fewer than 10 employees. Unlike larger...

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Job-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries, Illinois Attorneys Discuss

Sometimes you try to ignore it. Tough it out. Play through it. Take an extra aspirin or pain killer. But sometimes, muscle pain just won't go away and eventually overwhelms you. You can feel the pain in your lower back when you remember the patient you lifted as part of your job. Or when you swung a hammer that afternoon and felt a radiating pain...

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Shortage of Skilled Construction Workers and Accident Risks in Illinois

Any building boom, like the one Northern Illinois currently is experiencing, can lead to a shortage of skilled construction workers - which in turn can often lead to more construction accidents.  What's driving the shortage of skilled workers? According to Chicagoland Associated General Contractors (AGC), 73 percent of local homebuilders are having a hard time finding...

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Returning To Work After A Back Injury In Illinois

Returning to the workplace after a back injury is a dangerous venture. During recovery, workers are more likely to injure themselves again or make the original injury worse. As such, it is vitally important that workers avoid returning too early and know how to perform their duties safely once they can do so. This is...

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Identifying Workplace Dangers Throughout Illinois

The big question, then, is what steps employers can take to identify and address hazards on walking and working surfaces. It is important for employers to know their options to keep employees safe. Available Resources EHS Today has published a very helpful list of six ways to identify slip, trip, and fall hazards in the...

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