Traffic Deaths Have Driven Workplace Deaths And Injuries
The latest report on workplace death and injuries in Wyoming shows the transportation sector continues to lead in fatalities. Wyoming's overall numbers declined, but that was due to a decrease in traffic fatalities. State Occupational Epidemiologist Mack Sewell says Wyoming is starting to make progress in reducing workplace deaths and injuries. But in a prepared statement, Sewell says more needs to be done.
“Trends identified in this second annual report reveal the need for a focus on highway safety, increased enforcement and inspection of worksites, employer policies, and most importantly employer/employee partnerships.”
Sewell is also recommending that employers mandate seatbelt usage for their employees, the establishment of an agriculture safety alliance, and a Work Safe State Media campaign.