November 2018 Archives

Responsibilities employers have to protect temporary workers

During busy times of the year, it's not unusual for businesses in Kentucky to turn to a staffing agency to provide them with some extra workers for a limited period of time. In order to ensure that these temporary workers are protected, OSHA recommends that the staffing agency and the host employer clearly spell out specific responsibilities in their contract. Doing so may minimize the risk of confusion over an employer's obligations.

Safety, construction sites and winter months

As the winter season approaches, construction workers in Kentucky should take extra care to be safe while at construction sites. Cold temperatures can be a factor in many mishaps, such as slips, and it is necessary to take certain actions to ensure that construction sites are safe.

OSHA draws attention to common workplace dangers

Workers in Kentucky might often face dangerous conditions on the job. At the 2018 National Safety Council Congress, a deputy director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration revealed some of the leading workplace safety violations that workers are likely to encounter. Many of these violations could lead to serious workplace accidents and injuries, some even preventing people from returning to their workplaces.

3 ways you can stay safe on Kentucky roads

Driving is a daily activity for most people that cannot be avoided. Unfortunately, however, being on the roads is dangerous. An alarming number of car accidents, including fatal crashes, occur every year in Kentucky. In 2016 there were 834 fatalities and 3,143 serious injuries on Kentucky roads caused by car accidents.

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