“iPhone App Helps Illinois Farm Workers To Locate Nearest Grain Rescue Tube”

More than 900 grain bin-related deaths have occurred in the U.S. since 1964, but now there’s an app to help lessen that number, according to Illinois Corn. The Illinois Grain Rescue Tube Locator app, built by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois, was designed as a way for … Continue reading “iPhone App Helps Illinois Farm Workers To Locate Nearest Grain Rescue Tube”

Man Confirmed Dead In Grain Bin Accident In Genoa, Illinois – May 5, 2014 – [Raw Video]

  Emergency crews pulled the body of a 73-year-old man from a grain bin on an Illinois farm Monday afternoon after a frantic rescue effort. Around 1 p.m., authorities had begun emptying the grain bin at Madey Farms in Genoa after reports that a man may be stuck inside. Several hours later, crews removed the … Continue reading Man Confirmed Dead In Grain Bin Accident In Genoa, Illinois – May 5, 2014 – [Raw Video]

Illinois EPA NPDES Reports Now Filed Online & Deadline Of March 31, 2014 For Transition

By Jeryl L. Olson and Craig B. Simonsen The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) had first introduced the “eDMR” (electronic Discharge Monitoring Report) system in April 2004. The eDMR system was developed so that National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permittees with a computer and an Internet connection could complete, sign, submit, edit, and … Continue reading Illinois EPA NPDES Reports Now Filed Online & Deadline Of March 31, 2014 For Transition

Employees Driving In Illinois? What Employers Need to Know

James L. Curtis, Erin Dougherty Foley, and Craig B. Simonsen Effective January 1, 2014, the Illinois Vehicle Code, at 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2, was amended to prohibit driving while using an electronic communication device, including hand-held wireless telephones, hand-held personal digital assistants, or portable or mobile computers. The amendment provides for exceptions including the use of … Continue reading Employees Driving In Illinois? What Employers Need to Know

Illinois Concealed Carry Law Mandates a Safety Sign

The Illinois State Police unveiled on Oct. 11 the proposed design for one of the newest safety signs that will be displayed in some Illinois workplaces as a result of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, a state law that took effect July 9, 2013. The law, Public Act 98-63, requires an Illinois Concealed Carry License … Continue reading Illinois Concealed Carry Law Mandates a Safety Sign

CSB Finds Fatal 2009 NDK Explosion Resulted from Stress Corrosion Cracking of High-Pressure Vessel; Crystal Maker Failed to Inspect or Test Vessels and to Heed Earlier Warning about Risk to Public

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo7H_ILs1qc   CSB Finds Fatal 2009 NDK Explosion Resulted from Stress Corrosion Cracking of High-Pressure Vessel; Crystal Maker Failed to Inspect or Test Vessels and to Heed Earlier Warning about Risk to Public Rockford, Illinois, November 14, 2013—An explosion which occurred December 7, 2009, at the NDK Crystal manufacturing company in Belvidere, Illinois, fatally injuring … Continue reading CSB Finds Fatal 2009 NDK Explosion Resulted from Stress Corrosion Cracking of High-Pressure Vessel; Crystal Maker Failed to Inspect or Test Vessels and to Heed Earlier Warning about Risk to Public

Annual “Behavior Management Techniques for Leaders” Conference – September 11th and 12th, Chicago, IL

Howard Lees - Director, Hollin Consulting Dr. Scott Geller - Internationally Known Behavioral Based Safety Expert The annual Behavior Management Techniques for Leaders will be September 11th and 12th in Chicago this year. The BMT Federation has a history of delivering engaging conferences featuring leading safety experts speaking on cutting-edge, behavioral-based strategies, and is sure leave … Continue reading Annual “Behavior Management Techniques for Leaders” Conference – September 11th and 12th, Chicago, IL

Fire Sprinkler Bill Pushes On In Illinois

An investigative report by NBC Chicago highlights a battle raging in Illinois as State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis is working to update the state fire code, unchanged for the past twelve years. According to the report “the one he's proposing is a big one: a first-ever requirement for fire sprinklers in all new single-family homes, … Continue reading Fire Sprinkler Bill Pushes On In Illinois

Over 400,000 Served! Thank You!

We have hit and surpassed the 400,000th visit from Safety Professionals across the globe. I started this Blog 2 years ago and never dreamed it would go over so well with my fellow Safety peers! I started this Blog to keep myself and my LinkedIn Safety friends up to date on the latest stories that … Continue reading Over 400,000 Served! Thank You!

1 Person Killed & 10 Injured at Arens Controls, Arlington Heights, Illinois Plant

By Jamie Sotonoff and Melissa Silverberg, Daily Herald Police confirmed that the one person killed in an explosion at Arens Controls in Arlington Heights is an Itasca man. Investigators will be back Wednesday to try to determine what caused the explosion in the company’s electronics testing area Tuesday that also injured 12 other people, including … Continue reading 1 Person Killed & 10 Injured at Arens Controls, Arlington Heights, Illinois Plant

New Year of 2012 Brings 214 New Illinois Laws

As the clock strikes midnight Jan. 1, more than 200 new laws will go into effect in Illinois, including a database of first-degree murderers, stricter seat-belt enforcement and legislation that gives the public greater access to government information. “Though many Illinois residents may not realize it, every Jan. 1, hundreds of new laws take effect … Continue reading New Year of 2012 Brings 214 New Illinois Laws

OSHA fines Rockford, Illinois Lowe’s distribution center $160,000 for violations

The Lowe’s distribution center in Rockford has been fined $182,000 for failing to document and report employee injuries and illnesses. After a May inspection, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. four willful citations with a proposed penalty of $160,000 for an alleged continuous failure to classify … Continue reading OSHA fines Rockford, Illinois Lowe’s distribution center $160,000 for violations

Moment of whim a fatal mistake for young teacher on Halloween in Chicago

In "The Watchmen" comic book series, there are two Silk Spectres, with mother handing down the role to daughter. Unlike most comic book superheroes, Silk Spectre has no special powers, but she is an expert at hand-to-hand combat. Megan Duskey The staircase where Megan Duskey, 23 fell to her death during a Halloween Party at … Continue reading Moment of whim a fatal mistake for young teacher on Halloween in Chicago

OSHA Fines Illinois Iron and Metal Recycler for Health, Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited metals recycler Gaby Iron and Metal Co. in Chicago Heights, Ill., with 17 alleged health and safety violations, including allowing workers to exceed allowable exposure limits to lead and failing to require respirators to be worn. Lead can cause brain damage, paralysis, kidney … Continue reading OSHA Fines Illinois Iron and Metal Recycler for Health, Safety Violations

Is Chicago Ready for the Next Plainfield Tornado?

Courtesy of Tom Skilling & WGN TV News Next weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the deadly Plainfield tornado that killed 29 people and caused 165-million dollars worth of damage in Will County. We've learned a lot about tornadoes since then. But, as Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling reports, it's the partnership between the National Weather … Continue reading Is Chicago Ready for the Next Plainfield Tornado?

Job Opening! Environmental Engineer – AG State of Illinois- Chicago

Title: Environmental Engineer Division: Environmental Enforcement and Asbestos Litigation Bureau: Environmental - Chicago The Environmental Engineer conducts investigations of alleged violations of the Environmental Protection Act and rules/regulations adopted pursuant to authority provided under the statutes. The Environmental Engineer shall: participate in meetings and discussions with defendants to develop technical compliance plans to address and … Continue reading Job Opening! Environmental Engineer – AG State of Illinois- Chicago