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December 2017 Archives

Manufacturing accidents: Ford Motor Co. employee dies on the job

Industrial workers in auto manufacturing plants in Illinois and other states face numerous safety hazards whenever they are on duty. Employers are responsible for the safety and health of employees, and they must comply with safety guidelines. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes safety regulations, and compliance can prevent manufacturing accidents.

Do you know your workers' compensation rights?

Illinois workers have rights that protect them in the workplace and in the event of workplace accidents that lead to serious injury. Unfortunately, some employers and insurance companies are experts at concealing exactly what those rights are. When it comes to workers' compensation, it is often best to be vigilant when asserting your rights.

4 ways your hard hat protects you

A hit to the head is never a pleasant experience. However, when it involves a falling object at a Wheaton construction site, such a hit can cause some serious damage. This is one of the main reasons why wearing a hard hat is a must. While you may think it is inconvenient to constantly wear a hard hat while you are on the job, the reality is that wearing it could save your life.

Explosion from work-related accident kills 2, injures 2 others

Tragedy recently struck Illinois when a natural gas pipeline exploded at a farm. Two workers were tragically killed in the work\-related accident, and two others suffered serious injuries. The explosion also caused a serious fire that took several hours to get under control.

What rights protect me from a work-related accident?

A safe workplace is more than just a good perk for employees in Illinois -- it's their right. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers to comply with OSHA standards that, when implemented correctly, should protect workers. In many cases, proper safety precautions and open communication can help prevent a work-related accident from ever occurring.

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