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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.

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.

2013 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.

2012 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.

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.

Blackburn Maintenance Inc. in El Dorado was nominated for an OSHA Success Story depicting how much the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) has helped them decrease injuries and promote employee involvement in their safety program. BMI has participated in SHARP since 2011.

 

 

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