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Missouri launches ‘Safe at Work’ website

Jefferson City, MO — The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Division of Labor Standards has launched a new website intended to help employers quickly access resources to develop safer, healthier workplaces while saving money on lost time and workers’ compensation.
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On the spectrum, on the job

Keeping workers with autism safe
What can safety pros do to help workers who are on the autism spectrum stay safe on the job? Safety+Health asked eight experts – some of whom are on the spectrum themselves – for advice.
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‘It’s not an easy conversation’: Mental health in the workplace

What role should safety pros play in workers’ mental well-being?
As mental health in the workplace receives increased attention, what role – if any – should the safety professional play in gauging workers’ mental well-being? Is the question an overdue recognition of a major contributor to worker health and safety, or a distraction from the primary responsibilities of injury prevention?
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Stop-work authority

Empowering workers to halt unsafe situations
Stop-work authority permits any employee at any level to halt a job or task when a hazardous situation appears imminent. “We’ll stop work any time of the week, any hour of the day to prevent that injury,” one safety pro says.
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Sustainability

What the concept means for today’s safety professionals – and their employers
The concept of sustainability is gaining influence in the corporate world. What does it actually mean for employers today, and what part does sustainability play in occupational safety and health?
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Safe + Sound Week to return Aug. 13-19

Washington — OSHA, the National Safety Council, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and NIOSH are among the safety organizations that will team up for the second annual Safe + Sound Week, set for Aug. 13-19.
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