Dangerous Dog Breeds: What You Need to Know

Dogs aren’t always man’s best friend. Some dog breeds are downright dangerous and can be prone to sudden and violent outbursts. In Illinois, the Animal Control Act holds owners of dangerous dogs accountable for the injuries their “pets” cause to others.

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CDC Warns Of Dangers Of Shift Work

Every night more than 2 million Americans punch the clock to start their day, working overnight shifts to keep the economy moving. Unfortunately for these workers, their irregular schedules create severe sleep and concentration problems that put them at high risk for injury. The Centers for Disease Control recognized the dangers shift workers face and… [Read More]

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Pedestrian Safety is a Growing Concern in Big Cities

Pedestrian safety is a growing concern in big cities around the country. A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates a 10 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities from car accidents since 2014. The report is published annually and shows data collected from all 50 states. Data collected in 2015 shows the… [Read More]

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Are telecommuting employees covered by workers’ compensation in Illinois?

Several organizations have identified American workers’ preference to work a job with some telework, but this arrangement can lead to complications. Employers benefit from such arrangements by having to pay less overhead to support the practice and having improved employee morale. Employees value the flexibility and added time by not having to commute to work…. [Read More]

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Many of the motor vehicle injuries in children can be prevented

More than 125,000 children are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that this is in large part due to approximately 618,000 child passengers age 12 and younger riding without age- and size-appropriate car seats or even wearing a seat belt each year. During 2013, 38… [Read More]

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Faster Speed Limits Linked to Rise in U.S. Car Accidents

According to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), over the last 20 years higher speed limits have resulted in over 33,000 auto accident fatalities. In 2013, more than 19,000 fatalities canceled out the number of lives saved by frontal airbags. In Illinois, thousands of people injured in highway auto accidents… [Read More]

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Public Playground Safety: What You Need to Know

Approximately 75% of nonfatal playground injuries occur on playgrounds designed for public use such as schools and parks. Most parents assume their children are safest on school playgrounds, where there is someone to monitor them, but this is actually where the most injuries occur. Public parks come in second, and daycare centers have the least instance of injury.

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OSHA Makes Ruling On Silica

Each year more than 2.3 million American workers, primarily in construction and the manufacturing of masonry products, are exposed to dangerous levels of silica. To address this problem, OSHA updated its rules on silica for the first time since 1971.

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Technology could reduce traffic fatalities

Cars that are completely self-driven may still be more than a decade away, but auto manufacturers are using some of the same sensor technology to reduce accidents in current vehicles. The integration of these technologies improves safety and saves lives.

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Ways Drivers Can Be Impaired and Not Realize It

Research shows that many things can impair a driver’s ability to drive properly. People tend to think about someone being under the influence of drugs and alcohol when they think about impaired driving. Other things that impair one’s driving aren’t so obvious, but they can be just as dangerous. It is important for someone in an… [Read More]

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