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OHSA seeks to stop increase worker fatalities in MO, other states

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) looking to stop a recent increase in workplace fatalities in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.  (Source: Pixabay) The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) looking to stop a recent increase in workplace fatalities in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.  (Source: Pixabay)
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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) looking to stop a recent increase in workplace fatalities in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

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OHSA has seen an increase in fatalities associated with falls, struck-by objects and vehicles, machine hazards, grain bin engulfment, and burns.

“OSHA has investigated 34 fatalities in these three states since Oct. 1, 2017,” said OSHA Regional Administrator Kim Stille. “Working together with employers, unions, and employees, we can reduce these incidents. By implementing and sustaining workplace safety and health programs we can help employees avoid preventable injuries and fatalities. The agency has additional resources available to help employers of all sizes identify workplace hazards and eliminate them.”

In 2017, the agency launched its “Safe + Sound Campaign,” urging employers to develop and implement a safety and health program.

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