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Cold Stress and Outdoor Workers

Brrrrr…cold weather in Chicago has officially arrived. If you work outdoors, cold conditions have an even greater impact on you and your health. Snow cleanup crews, sanitation workers, police officers and firefighters are just some of the many workers whoContinue reading

Workplace Injuries Deconstructed Part 4 Most Dangerous Occupations

Wrapping up our series on a new report detailing workplace injuries by the National Safety Council (NSC) is a look at the top 5 occupations that lead to time away from work. The NSC works to save lives by preventingContinue reading

Workplace Injuries Deconstructed Part 3 Top Injury Events

The National Safety Council has released a new report detailing workplace injuries. The NSC works to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads. Using data from the U.S. Bureau ofContinue reading

Workplace Injuries Deconstructed Part 2 Most Common Injuries

In the National Safety Council’s new report detailing workplace injuries, the group names the most common injuries suffered by workers. The NSC works to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on theContinue reading

Workplace Injuries Deconstructed Part 1 By The Numbers

The National Safety Council has released a new report detailing workplace injuries. The NSC works to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads. Using data from the U.S. Bureau ofContinue reading

Outdoor Workers at Risk for Heat Illness

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), in 2014, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job. Sadly, these heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. Employers are obligatedContinue reading

Sanitation Worker Injuries Series Part 5 Dangers at Sanitation Garages

We continue our Sanitation Worker Injuries Series, which is looking at the refuse and recyclable collection industry and the major risk factors and most common injuries sustained by workers in this industry, with a discussion of dangers at sanitation garages.Continue reading

Sanitation Worker Injuries Series Part 2 Hit by Drivers

We continue our Sanitation Worker Injuries Series, which is looking at the refuse and recyclable collection industry and the major risk factors and most common injuries sustained by workers in this industry, with a discussion of the risk of sanitationContinue reading

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