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Employees may not realize the risks they take when we work in places with less then satisfactory safety protocols or perhaps places that disregard OSHA regulations all together. Since january 1st in Illinois alone a staggering 36 workers have lost their lives on the job. That is an average of one life every single week.   Greater Workplace Vigilance needed as OSHA opens 36 Fatality Investigations We no longer live during a time when making a living should have to cost you your life. These injuries, fatalities and illnesses in the workplace are all preventable and can...

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    According to OSHA, the individuals lack of safety training played a huge role in his death at the manufacturing plant where he worked. The worker who was an employee at the Tonawanda Coke Corporation, was dragged into the rotating shaft on a coal elevator as he greased and lubricated the elevator. As he was preparing to grease the elevator his jacket became caught, pulling him into the rotating shaft which ended his life.   As the individual would of learned in safety training, the plant should of been shutdown and locked out...

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OSHA Issues final revision to the Recording and reporting rule   OSHA has recently made a change in the Record keeping and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulations that will push employers to focus more on safety. The rule is meant to encourage workers to report injuries and illnesses, where as in the past they may have feared retaliation from employers by releasing this information. In theory, this rule change will persuade employers to work harder on preventing injuries in order to show the public they operate safely. Employers are already required by...

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