Thursday, December 8, 2016
Three workers were injured on the job. Although the injuries were
not life threatening, the first worker immediately rushed to the
emergency room for treatment. The second worker visited his...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Count to 15. That’s how much time a worker who
suffers a chemical burn to the eyes has to locate an eyewash
station. The first 10 to 15 seconds after exposure to corrosive
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Your most powerful resource in dealing with hazardous chemicals is
the knowledge provided by safety data sheets (SDS). But to be
effective, SDS must be kept up to date and easily accessible....
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Regardless of the industry, workers who allow passengers to ride
along on equipment intended to transport only one person are asking
for an accident. However, some employees may not realize...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Sunglasses are not just for fashion or for the beach; they provide
the necessary protection needed to block harmful ultraviolet A
(UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. A good pair of sunglasses...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Car Wash Safety Washing cars is something a lot of people
have been doing since they were kids. With a little soap, a hose
and a brush, washing a car is easy to do in your driveway at home.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Because your business depends on functioning equipment to operate
and maintain revenue, a breakdown could be devastating. The threat
of breakdown is increasingly prevalent because...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Occasionally, our the Loss Control team at Pekin Insurance will
come across an Auto Repair Shop that has a hot water heater or
furnace installed on the floor of an Auto Repair Garage. On
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Illinois Building Property of Others Coverage in Illinois
This video covers a key area within a lease agreement in which many
tenants of Chicago, Illinois should be aware of. For more
Monday, March 21, 2016
Use Machine Guards Machine guards are designed to protect
you when working with dangerous equipment. Unfortunately, many
workers also view them as an inconvenience or an obstacle to the
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Why is job safety and health important? In 2011, 4,609
employees died from occupational incidents, and there were a
staggering 3.1 million total recordable cases of workplace injury
and illness. On...
Monday, February 8, 2016
If you’re a business leader, then you already know the importance
of risk control. It’s imperative that your business has a formal
policy to limit the loss of assets and income. Here are the...
Thursday, February 4, 2016
10 Most Common Workplace Hazards Strap in your seatbelts and grab
your helmets; it’s a dangerous world out there. No, we’re not
talking about jungles or the outback. This blog is about somewhere
Friday, January 15, 2016
Surveillance and video monitoring have become very affordable, easy
to implement, and effective. For very little investment, cameras
can stream video onto the internet so the owner can monitor...
Friday, January 15, 2016
Flammable and combustible liquids are present at many worksites in
the contracting industry. Gasoline, diesel fuel and many common
products such as solvents, thinners, cleaners, adhesives,...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The old proverb says, “Don’t cry over spilled milk.” While it’s
certainly a waste of time and energy to cry over it, you should
take spills very seriously—especially those in the workplace.
Monday, January 11, 2016
It is a common misconception that pinch injuries cannot be serious.
In fact, pinch point injuries can be deadly, and they are one of
the most common types of on-the-job accidents. Pinch point...
Friday, January 8, 2016
Winter months in Illinois present additional hazards that are
typically not factors for employees during warmer weather –
specifically, slip and fall concerns. With snow and ice covered
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
When an on-the-job injury or illness results in permanent work
restrictions, you are required to provide the injured worker a
position that fits medically determined specifications. If you are