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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

Slips, trips, and falls are the second most common cause of workplace injuries. With new OSHA regulations requiring a regular inspection of floors for slip hazards, floors are finally beginning to get the attention they deserve. The big question, then, is what steps employers can take to identify and address hazards on walking and working...

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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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