2017 Record Low Year for Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in Kentucky

BLS data shows drop in rate of recordable nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses for Kentucky workers FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2019) – Officials from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet today 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 […]

Safety Q&A with the City of Ashland

Safety Q&A with the City of Ashland

The City of Ashland faces a unique set of challenges when it comes to maintaining a safety while on the job. As a governmental entity with around 300 employees, the City of Ashland is responsible for the management and safety of the police, fire, and public works departments, as well as ensuring the overall safety of their citizens.

Staying Safe While Working Alone

Working alone can increase the likelihood of some workplace hazards or risks occurring, and when incidents do occur the consequences can be more severe when people work alone. Here are some quick tips to help make sure that you stay safe while working alone.

Eye Protection: One Size Does Not Fit All

Many workers encounter situations where dust, chips, or other flying objects are present in their daily tasks resulting in the need for eye protection. Since safety glasses are relatively inexpensive and meet the safety requirements for many of these tasks, they have become one of the most popular forms of eye protection at the workplace. Despite their frequent use in many settings, there is not a “one size fits all” solution for safety glasses in the workplace and several factors should be considered before using this type of personal protective equipment (PPE).