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Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety

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Many workplace injuries and illnesses occur due to a lack of training, supervision, or experience. Hazardous environments or working conditions can also lead to injuries and occupational diseases. Employers have a responsibility under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to ensure their workplaces are in compliance with established safety and health laws.

The Division of Labor Standards offers free safety and health consultation services to assist Missouri employers in reducing injuries and illnesses. These consultation services help ensure their employees have a safe, healthy, and positive place to work.

OSHA can stop by at any time to assess the safety and health of your workplace. OSHA fines for serious hazards found in the workplace increased from $849 to $2,014 per hazard.

Missouri Workplace Injuries by Month

  2010 2011 2012 2013
January 9,042 9,163 8,112 10,092
February 9,618 9,945 7,431 9,760
March 9,994 9,961 8,978 8,177
April 9,287 8,808 8,618 8,201
May 9,789 8,733 9,395 8,180
June 9,988 9,549 9,230 7,591
July 9,699 9,064 9,124 N/A
August 9,868 10,376 10,364 N/A
September 10,169 9,200 8,744 N/A
October 9,569 9,039 9,313 N/A
November 8,487 8,580 8,192 N/A
December 8,947 7,980 7,118 N/A