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Recent federal report shows continued improvement in workplace safety throughout Kentucky

Officials from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet applauded recent reports by the federal government that show continued improvement in workplace safety throughout Kentucky, including the lowest rate of nonfatal incidents recorded in more than two decades. According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of recordable nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses for all industries...

65 kids a day are abused, neglected in KY; officials urge safe sleep practices, caregiver caution

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News When it comes to keeping babies safe, three of the most important things are safe sleep practices, recognizing that bruising in non-mobile infants is not normal, and choosing an appropriate caregiver. So said members of the state’s Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel, who told legislators at a joint health committee meeting that three-fourths...

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...