The Occupational Safety and Health Administration introduced strict new reporting rules in January 2015, but a recent report from the Department of Labor suggests that as many as half of the workplace deaths and serious injuries in Kentucky and around the country go unreported. The report was based on an audit from the DOL's Office of Inspector General that was conducted to determine the effectiveness of the new OSHA reporting standards and gauge employer compliance.
People who ride motorcycles often talk about the feeling of freedom they have on their bikes. Whether they ride one for recreation or transportation, they say there is nothing like the open road. However, this source of fun isn't without risk.
Anyone in the construction field in Kentucky should be aware of the top safety hazards they face during the summer. The top five are given below, and one can immediately see how many of them are connected to each other.
In Kentucky and elsewhere, construction remains one of the most dangerous industries regardless of the safety improvements that many companies have made. Even with the recent safety improvements, some companies are turning to new and upcoming technology, such as virtual reality, machine learning and drone photography, to make the job even safer.
With the holidays, there is always the danger that some Kentucky residents will drink and drive. Every year across the U.S., there are hundreds of DUI-related crashes around the holidays. Unfortunately, the Fourth of July has the worst fatality rate of around 42 deaths per day. Second is Memorial Day (39.5), followed by Labor Day (38.1), New Year's (31.7), Thanksgiving (27.9) and Christmas (27.7).