Workplace Safety

Paying more attention to safety,
results in fewer workplace accidents


Video Library - Workplace Safety

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.

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Workplace Injuries by Month

  2009 2010 2011 2012
January 10,092 9,042 9,163 9,373
February 9,760 9,618 9,945 8,485
March 10,311 9,994 9,961 8,978
April 9,471 9,287 8,808 8,618
May 9,000 9,789 8,733 9,395
June 9,890 9,988 9,549 9,230
July 9,515 9,699 9,064 9,124
August 9,964 9,868 10,376 10,364
September 10,121 10,169 9,200 8,744
October 9,835 9,569 9,039 9,313
November 8,851 8,487 8,580 8,192
December 8,989 8,947 7,980 0