Summertime is a busy time of year if you work in construction, landscaping or other outdoor professions. While it's great making money while enjoying the warm weather, it's important to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion.
The construction and transportation industries have grown increasingly dangerous over recent years, and the problem does not appear to be getting any better. Injuries and even death among workers are more common, particularly among certain age groups. Workers' compensation plays an important role as Illinois workers continue to suffer serious injuries while on the job.
Over the past century, farming has become much easier and safer than ever before. Mechanization has greatly reduced the number of workers needed to grow and harvest crops, and has lessened the physical burdens each worker faces.