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Safe + Sound Week 2019

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is administering their third annual Safe + Sound Week to promote workplace safety from August 12-19, 2019. This program is designed to encourage every workplace to have a reliable safety and health program. For the past three years, one week in August is designated as Safe + Sound Week [….]


OSHA Investigating Truck Driver’s Death at His Workplace

  A truck driver’s death at a Bensenville freight and distribution center has launched an investigation by federal safety officials.   Worth resident Martin Sum, 57, was performing a routine safety check before leaving on January 7th. While performing the check, Sum became pinned between the open door of his truck and a post at [….]


Bedford Park factory Sued by Family of Worker Who Died From Acid Burns

The family of a 50-year-old man, who died last year after being burned on over 80% of his body, is suing the man’s former employer. Carlos Centeno worked as a contractor at Raani Corp., which manufactures household and personal grooming products. In November of 2011, Centeno was cleaning a tank when heated citric acid exploded [….]


OSHA Proposes Fines at Kankakee Company for Failing to Protect Workers.

A Kankakee company has been cited for failure to protect its workers from asbestos exposure by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and face paying up to $59,000 in proposed fines. OSHA stated the Kankakee Johnson Controls facility failed to require workers to wear appropriate protective gear including respirators and protective clothing while workers [….]