Sorting through the Illinois workers' compensation laws can be a trying experience. There are many points in this state's system that haven't changed much since its inception early in the last century. This can make it difficult for workers who count on the coverage and for the employers shoehorning the job descriptions and requirements.
Everyone looks forward to the summer. Perhaps it's just the nostalgia of those childhood days, when summer meant three months of complete freedom to run, play, read and just enjoy life. Maybe it's the warmer weather and longer days. Perhaps its the increase in vacations and spending time with the family, when life is a bit more relaxed.
Do you work in an industry in which you use a ladder on what seems like a daily basis? While this basic tool can make life easier on you, it's also extremely dangerous if you're not careful 100 percent of the time.
As a serious form of heat injury, it's important to learn as much as possible about heat stroke. This is especially true if you work outdoors during the hot summer months.