Businesses and workers’ compensation doctors often badger employees to return to work before they are fully healed from a work injury. Although return to work programs are designed to cut costs and maintain productivity,
Emergency vehicles are twice as likely to crash while traveling in emergency mode. Driving distractions, traveling at high rates of speed, and other motorists not moving out of the way are partly to blame.
Hard hats help prevent serious injuries and deaths caused by falling objects, bumps and blows to the head, object penetration and even electrical hazards. A hard hat shields the worker’s head, face and neck.
Some industries in Illinois pose a greater danger to workers than others and while the transportation, construction, and manufacturing industries are some of the most dangerous in the state, healthcare workers are at high risk for injuries and death as well.
An annual increase in injuries during the Fourth of July holiday is mainly attributed to the misuse or malfunction of fireworks. Risky behaviors and defective products cause severe burns, contusions, lacerations, eye injuries, and even death.