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Promoting workplace safety with signs and labels

Illinois companies are required by law to provide employees with a safe place to work. Despite the efforts of OSHA, injuries continue to occur each year. Signs and labels at the workplace play a key role in promoting worker safety. The way that employers communicate the importance of safety to workers is key. A sign or message will not do any good to prevent injuries if it means nothing to the workers. Therefore, utilizing signs, labels and other displays with a clear meaning can go a long way toward reminding workers to use proper precautions.

How workers' compensation protects families after a work fatality

When you kiss a loved one goodbye and send them off to work, you assume they will come home safely at the end of the day. Sadly, people do die on the job in Illinois despite workplace safety standards. There are many different kinds of jobs that pose risks to workers, from construction work to delivery driving.

The top 5 causes of construction worker deaths

Construction workers in Illinois are probably aware that the industry they work in is one of the most dangerous around. OSHA states that there were almost 1,000 construction worker deaths in 2016 and that roughly 60 percent of these could have been avoided with proper training and equipment. It can be good, then, to recap what the most common hazards are in the industry.

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