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NWRA serious about workplace safety for sanitation workers

In view of the high number of injuries and deaths of workers in the waste removal industry, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) is pushing state legislators to adopt the Slow Down to Get Around proposal. While some states have already passed such legislation, the association is confident that other states, including Missouri, will soon approve bills that will promote workplace safety for waste removal workers. The association asserts that many lives are lost due to the reckless driving of other motorists.

How can workplace injuries in the retail industry be prevented?

Although the hazards may vary, on-the-job injuries occur in any industry in Missouri. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes safety regulations for every type of industry, and an employers' failure to abide by those safety rules may lead to workplace injuries. In addition, OSHA may issue hefty fines for safety violations.

Missouri construction employers issued 11 citations

Safety violations can lead to work-related injuries. This is particularly true for employees who work in the construction field since they are already predisposed to dangers. A Missouri construction company was issued over $100,000 in work-related citations and fines from OSHA.

Amputated finger leads to OSHA citations for Missouri company

In certain occupations, hazards are everywhere, which greatly increase the likelihood that a workplace injury will occur. Workplace safety should be a top concern for all employers. Failure to provide and maintain a safe working environment for all employees not only results in unnecessary risks for workers but also affects a company's bottom line.

Too many employers retaliate against workers for bringing claims

The Kansas City Business Journal noted that reported injuries had declined over the last 10 years. However, there were concerns that this may not be entirely due to a decline in workplace accidents. Instead, it is possible that employees simply were not reporting these accidents out of fear of retaliation by their employers.

Worker severely burned from electrical line contact in Missouri

A worker in Kansas City, Missouri was badly injured in a work-related accident back on July 3rd. The worker apparently made contact with an energized wire resulting in him suffering severe burns. The worker was listed as being in critical condition as a result of the accident.

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