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Workplace Safety

Request a free safety consultation
Employers can discover the potential hazards at their work sites and improve safety and health practices.

Get SHARP - join the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program
Qualifying small businesses can receive exemptions from OSHA inspections.

Kansas is #1 in SHARP sites.
Kansas has 178 sites of the 1,504 sites across the U.S.

Get your Safety Program into SHAPE
The Division of Industrial Safety and Health is excited to begin recognizing safety conscience employers and employees in the public sector. The SHAPE (Safety and Health Award for Public Employees) program is designed for those public sector entities whose employees have not had a lost-time accident for a specific number of consecutive days.

Public Employer Services
If you are a public service employee in any of the following organizations: City, County, State, USD, University, Community College, Water District, or any other public municipality, the Division of Industrial Safety and Health has services available for you.

Amusement park ride regulations
The Industrial Safety and Health (ISH) division of KDOL audits the records of the amusement rides ensuring they have been inspected by a National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO) certified inspector and they have safety postings, operator training records, etc.

Get accident prevention information
By law, Kansas workers compensation providers must provide safety services to those they insure. Get information about accident prevention services as well as why and how workers compensation insurance companies or group-funded self-insurance plans need to file a year-end report.

Kansas Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
The annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) provides statistics on work-related injuries and illnesses in Kansas.

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) survey provides Kansas’s information on the frequency of fatal injuries occurring in the workplace.

Workplace Safety Training:

Check out a training video
Borrow training videos on safety and health issues.

Annual Safety and Health Conference
Topics cover a variety of workplace safety issues.

Resources:

Kansas Safety & Health Distracted Driving
PowerPoint presented by David Teater, Senior Director, National Safety Council, at the 65th Industrial Safety and Health conference - 2014.

Core Safety Guidelines
Basic rules for a safer workplace.

Steps to a Safe Workplace
Make your workplace safer and healthier.

Links to Regulating Bodies
Quick links to safety and health organizations.

Kansas Safety Statutes

Sample Safety Programs:
Contact us at: (785) 296-4386 for work safety programs and accident prevention.

Midwest OSHA Education Center
Barton Community College
www.bartonsafety.com
(855) 509-3376

Kansas Nonfatal Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Decrease in 2015
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL), in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its 2015 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses data through the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Read more here.

SHARP Monthly Reader
The intent of this newsletter is to provide you with the latest happenings within OSHA and the newest trends and innovations within the Division of Industrial Safety and Health (ISH). Click here for the newest SHARP Monthly Reader.

LOOK WHO'S SHARP
The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) provides incentives and support to small, high-hazard employers to work with their employees to develop, implement and continuously improve the effectiveness of their workplace safety and health programs. A listing of Kansas SHARP companies is found here.

SHARP ASSOCIATION
Companies that have qualified for SHARP can participate in the SHARP Association. This self-governing group serves members by networking about workplace safety and mentoring one another through idea sharing. For more information on the Kansas SHARP Association click here.