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January 2012 Archives

Grain bin workers exposed to workplace injuries

Agricultural workers in Illinois are often exposed to some of the most hazardous work environments in the state. The large machinery used in grain processing facilities presents unique dangers not found in most workplaces. Those workers who are injured in grain facilities are entitled to workers' compensation benefits, especially if they suffer from permanently disabling injuries.

OSHA rules companies won't be cited for worker electrocutions

The family of a teenage girl electrocuted while doing some field work in northwestern Illinois last summer is expressing outrage today. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ruled that neither of two companies the family accuses of being responsible will be cited for safety shortcomings.

Legal definition of catastrophic injury prompts disputes

An Illinois law that requires municipalities to pick up the tab on health insurance coverage for public safety workers who suffer a catastrophic injury on the job is coming in for some challenges. The issue, city officials say, is a lack of clarity over what constitutes a catastrophic injury.

Key driver in workers' comp claims linked to office work

It may come as a surprise to some folks in Illinois but the evidence continues to grow suggesting that carpal tunnel syndrome, one of the various disorders related to repetitive strain injury, needs to be something health and safety people to take a greater interest in.

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