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Workplace Injuries, Illnesses Remain Lowest in Indiana State History

Today the Indiana Department of Labor released the state’s results from the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which measures incidents of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses on an annual basis. Indiana’s nonfatal occupational injury and illness rate remains at the lowest in state history for the second year in a row, with an…

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Feds report little change in nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses

Private industry employers reported nearly 45,800 fewer nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2017 compared with a year earlier, according to estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday. There were approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2017, which occurred at…

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The Workplace is Getting Safer – The Future of Workers’ Compensation

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has confirmed the steady decline in accidents and injuries on the job. They have declined for 14 years. This data mirrors the steady decline of workers’ compensation claims and the change of the US workplace from a manufacturing to service. The question remains whether this trend will continue going forward given the elimination of…

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Exposure to chemical food additives caused respiratory injuries, Kane County couple alleges

A Kane County couple alleges they suffered respiratory injuries as a result of exposure to two chemical food additives. Lazaro Sanchez Jr. and Patricia Bustamante filed a complaint on Oct. 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against DSM Food Specialties USA Inc., Fona International Inc., O’Laughlin Industries Inc. and others alleging strict liability and other counts. According to the complaint,…

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