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OSHA raises fines for violating silica standard

Figures from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reveal that an average of14 construction workers around the country lost their lives in workplaces accidents each day in 2016, and many more became sick after being exposed to toxic substances while on the job. One of the most common hazards faced by Kentucky construction workers is fine dust known as crystalline silica, which has been linked to several deadly conditions including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney failure.

Cold stress can be a danger to outdoor workers

For workers in Kentucky, avoiding stress and injury due to the cold can be important, especially in the winter months. Cold stress is a particular concern for outdoor workers, and involves a danger related to a person's skin temperature. It is preventable, but when unchecked can lead to a person's internal and external body temperature dropping below a point from which it cannot successfuly warm itself. This kind of danger can lead to a number of serious injuries, up to and including death.

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