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Certain cranking positions can spare truckers' shoulders

Certain cranking positions can help truck drivers in Illinois and elsewhere avoid shoulder injuries when raising and lowering trailers, according to a new study. The study was conducted by North Carolina State University and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

BLS releases work-related fatality rates for 2017

In its occupational fatality report for 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics noted several trends good and bad that should be of interest to workers in diverse industries in Illinois. The good news is that work-related fatalities declined from 5,190 in 2016 to 5,147 in 2017. More than half of the states had fewer injuries in 2017 than in the previous year.

These jobs are what make the construction industry dangerous

If you are new to the construction industry in Chicago, you may not know how dangerous your job really is. Unfortunately, construction workers suffer injuries every day even when they follow every required safety measure. In other words, sometimes things simply go wrong either due to equipment malfunctioning or another worker's mistake or negligence. When this happens, you could not only end up injured enough to miss work, but, if the injuries are serious, you might end up having to learn alternative skills in order to reenter the workforce.

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