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Federal agencies urged to cooperate on workplace safety issues

According to a recent report, workers in Missouri and around the country would be better protected against workplace accidents if the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety worked together more closely. The report, which contains the findings of a yearlong study, suggests a more coordinated approach to workplace safety regulations and urges the three federal agencies to share information more freely. The findings were contained in a Jan. 9 press release.

GAO reveals hazards faced by meat processing workers

The meat processing industry is full of hazards, so anyone connected to the business in Missouri will want to know that the Government Accountability Office has released a report meat processing. After interviewing 72 workers across five states, the GAO found several common hazards and recurrent injuries.

Reducing blind spots in workplaces

Blind spot accidents are a danger, and not just when driving. Blind spots in work environments, especially those that involve the use of heavy equipment or machinery, can lead to injuries that range from minor to catastrophic. Workers in Missouri may be interested in some information on safety precautions that could be taken to avoid these types of incidents.

OSHA worksheets are a compliance resource

Workers in Missouri and around the country can report serious workplace hazards to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and they can also file complaints with the federal agency if they believe that safety standards are being ignored or skirted by their employers. Safety protocols evolve over time and it can be difficult for employers to keep up as accident investigations and new studies yield fresh approaches. OSHA's Fatal Facts worksheets address this problem by using actual case histories to provide employers and employees with safety tips and regular compliance updates.

Study says companies' safety reporting lacks consistency

Some Missouri employees likely work for companies that lack consistent methods for tracking and reporting injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the workplace. According to a report released by the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability, organizations in the Corporate Knights' Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations have done little to improve compliance with safety reporting standards since 2013. That was the year the previous report was released.

A common pipe repair technique may be hazardous to workers

A popular method of water main repair in Missouri and across the country may be hazardous to the health of workers and possibly the general public. The repair technique, called cured-in-place repair, may release noxious chemicals when it is applied.

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