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Labor Cabinet conducts 23 on-site consultative surveys, saves Kentucky employers $651,000

Last month, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet conducted 23 free on-site visits, or “consultative surveys” for Kentucky employers – correcting 93 serious violations that could have affected up to 1,933 employees. This resulted in saving participating companies up to $651,000 in potential enforcement penalties. The Labor Cabinet’s Division of Occupational Safety & Health Education & Training,...

Ky. companies recognized for workplace safety at 34th annual Governor’s Safety and Health Conference

The largest annual gathering of workplace safety professionals from companies all across Kentucky gathered in Bowling Green for the 34th Governor’s Annual Safety and Health Conference. Representatives from 45 companies who earned the prestigious Governor’s Safety and Health Award during the last year were in attendance to help celebrate Kentucky’s all-time low Injury and Illness Rate. “Our...

Governor’s Safety and Health Conference to be held May 7-11 at Bowling Geen’s Sloan Convention Center

Co-hosted by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet and the Kentucky Health and Safety Network, Inc., the 34th Annual Governor’s Safety and Health Conference will be held at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green from May 7 – 11, 2018. The Conference brings together occupational safety and health professionals from the fields of business, labor, education and government. It is the largest gathering...

Kentucky businesses set record low workplace injury rate, focus on creating culture of safety credited

By Alexandria Englen Special to the KyForward Officials from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet hailed recent reports by the federal government that show continued improvement in workplace safety in Kentucky, including the lowest rate of nonfatal incidents recorded in the Commonwealth’s history. According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Kentucky’s rate of recordable nonfatal...