Workplace Safety

The Regional Annual Consultation Evaluation Report (RACER)
RACER provides an annual assessment of the 21(d) Consultation Program administered by the Kansas Department of Labor, Industrial Safety and Health Division.

Special accomplishments included:
  • Increased serious hazards identified by 1.4 per initial visit
  • Continued success in reaching out to the Hispanic community by developing a Spanish version of their consultation brochure
  • Expanded the use of the department’s website and other social media to promote/market the consultation service
  • Continued excellent maintenance of the large number of SHARP sites in spite of staff resource issues
  • Ensured 25 percent of the identified serious hazards were corrected while on site (an increase of 2 percent over last year.)
Performance highlights included:
Kansas exceeded their overall FY2013 CAPP visit goal by 22 percent. They projected 401 visit activities this fiscal year of which 86 percent were in federal strategic Areas of Emphasis. They exceeded that projection with 501 visits; 485 of which were in federal strategic areas or 97 percent. The majority of their activities (93 percent) were in non-construction establishments which were 35 percent above projections. Economic conditions causing a slow down with construction projects for the second year contributed to fewer requests from construction contractors. All non-construction activity projections (except for Primary Metals) were exceeded.

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.

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
Information about Kansas regulation of amusement rides.

Get accident prevention information
By law, Kansas Workers Compensation providers must provide safety services to those they insure.

Year-end Accident Prevention Report
Information about why and how workers compensation insurance companies or group funded self-insurance plans file a year-end report.

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.


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.

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.

A SHARP presentation was held for Flame Engineering Inc. of Lacrosse for reaching 13 years with no lost time accidents. Lost time accidents implies a non-fatal accident that causes any loss of time from work. KDOL Secretary Lana Gordon presented company officials a certificate during a special ceremony attended by management and staff members. Flame Engineering has been part of the Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) company since October of 2000, a designation which remains in effect today.

Flame Award Recipients


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
(855) 509-3376

Thank you speaker Andy Addison for volunteering to step up at the last minute at the Annual Safety and Health Conference last week. He presented an exciting motivational speech for the attendees when one of the scheduled speakers was unable to attend. An hour later, as previous scheduled, he was the keynote speaker to bring the conference to a fabulous close.      Andy Addison