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July 2019 Archives

DOL report uncovers flaws in OSHA reporting procedures

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.

Construction companies turning to new tech to improve safety

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.

Fourth of July surpasses all U.S. holidays in fatal DUI crashes

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).

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