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Tue July 28, 2009
Hopkinsville Eliminates Safety Job
By Angela Hatton
Hopkinsville, KY – Hopkinsville officials have saved fifty-thousand dollars annually by cutting their Occupational Safety and Health Administration position. The Kentucky New Era reports the city won't face any legal repercussions from cutting the job. Officials created the position in 2003 after the local government was cited for safety violations. City Attorney Doug Willen says now a permanent health and safety program is in place, the OSHA [OH-shah] job isn't necessary. Individual department heads will take over the job of monitoring safety concerns.