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Hearing loss found to be the leading job-related illness in manufacturing

Every year, millions of workers are exposed to loud noises that pose serious health risks — including headaches, increased stress, tinnitus, depression, insomnia, and hearing loss. According to sound insulation company Acoustic Surfaces, Inc., manufacturing ranks No. 6 in the top ten occupations where workers are exposed to the most noise. In decibels (the measurement...

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Attorney Michael S. Krzak recognized by The Best Lawyers In America

Schweickert, Ganassin, Krzak Rundio, LLP is pleased to announce that Partner, Michael S. Krzak has been recognized in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers In America by his peers for his exceptional work in the practice of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. This is the third consecutive year that Michael has received this honor. “Inclusion in Best Lawyers...

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Prevent deadly ‘truck creep’ by installing vehicle restraints on loading docks

Here's why every loading dock should have a truck restraint: The average forklift weighs 9,000 pounds, three times that of a car. Failing to prioritize safety can kill dock workers if at a busy warehouse the truck disengages from the dock and the forklift tumbles into the gap. Vehicle restraint can prevent injuries on loading...

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Best Ideas to Prevent Hand-Arm Vibration Injuries When Operating Power Tools

Operating power tools and other heavy equipment can gradually cause wear and tear on the body. Illinois construction workers — as well as those who work in various other industries — know this too well. Whole-body vibrations from operating equipment can lead to a multitude of health problems, especially to the hands and limbs. A Safety +...

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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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