There is a wide spectrum of injuries, illnesses and conditions that can afflict a worker because of their employment. While injuries from catastrophic accidents are the typical negative workplace happenings to grab headlines in Illinois, there are also workers that suffer because of the repetitive nature of their job, leading to over exertion and then injury. Continue reading “Occupation illnesses run the U.S. economy $250 billion annually”
There are several things that can work to decrease the safety of a workplace in Illinois. A critical safety risk that many workers do not consider is being drowsy on the job. Not gaining a restful night of sleep can mean that there is an increased risk for accidents in a workplace.
We have discussed on prior occasion the tragic deaths of two Illinois teens that were killed when they were working in a grain storage bin. Illinois and four other states have the highest density of occurrences of grain storage deaths and injuries. Continue reading “Safety tips for Illinois grain storage workers”
In our last post, we detailed the fatal pinning of a coalminer under the machinery that he was operating at the Willow Lake Mine in southern Illinois the weekend before Thanksgiving. Continue reading “Illinois mine will close following death of worker”