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Posted February 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM
For years, Illinois has had a frustrating and ever-enlarging umbrella of protection for Traveling Employees. The extension of workers compensation coverage has included not only a broader definition... Read More

Posted January 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
The operator of emergency vehicles in today’s society carries a heavy responsibility. The penalty for not adequately training your operators also carries legal consequences. Emergency vehicle... Read More

Posted December 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM
New entrants looking to conduct interstate operations within the United States need to pass a safety audit before being legally registered with the US Department of Transportation (DOT). Use the... Read More

Posted October 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Workplace violence is a serious safety and health issue. While no federal law currently addresses violence in the workplace, several laws impose a duty on employers to maintain a safe workplace. The... Read More

Posted October 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Wisconsin Act 35 (Act 35) grants Wisconsin residents and some residents of other states the right to carry concealed weapons in the state of Wisconsin. Act 35 was signed into law on June 8, 2011 and... Read More

Posted October 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Media coverage of workplace violence tends to misrepresent the scale and nature of the problem. While the dramatic, isolated incidents often publicized are shocking, most this type of violence... Read More

Posted October 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Mining, oil and gas extracting operations use diesel powered engines in a variety of applications. Unfortunately, diesel emissions contain approximately 20 times more harmful particles than regular... Read More

Posted October 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Given the unique characteristics of the laboratory workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has tailored a standard for occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in... Read More

Posted October 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Although we do our best at  to keep the workplace safe, violence inflicted by an outsider or between employees remains a serious safety and health issue. It can occur inside or outside the workplace... Read More

Posted October 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), workers may be exposed to dust containing high levels of respirable crystalline silica (silica) during hydraulic... Read More