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February 2016 Archives

What dangers do power tools pose to you on a worksite?

If you are a construction worker, you probably use power tools on a daily basis. Because their use is so commonplace, it may be easy to forget that such tools can be quite hazardous in some circumstances. Being aware of the inherent dangers power tools pose may prevent you or a coworker from becoming seriously injured.

Government office jobs pose significant risks to employees

Many government workers spend much of their time within an office environment. While office jobs are assumed to be relatively harmless when compared to more dangerous professions, they can actually pose quite a few health risks to workers. For Illinois government employees, being aware of common office-related illness and injury can be very beneficial, especially when seeking compensation for injuries incurred in the workplace.

Common dangers that agricultural workers face

Now that spring is almost here, farm workers will be getting ready for planting and hard work throughout the summer. The many agricultural laborers in Illinois will face numerous dangers this season. Farm accidents can cause some of the most devastating workplace injuries ever seen, as well as tragic fatalities.

What do you need to know about mold in the workplace?

There are some buildings in Illinois that are so old or drafty that there is significant structural damage, as well as mold and other unwanted organisms living within the walls. When it comes to mold, this is one problem in the workplace that you don't want to put up with.

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