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Commonwealth of Kentucky Labor Cabinet

A Madisonville clothing manufacturing facility has received a Governor's Safety and Health Award for the second year in a row. 

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes presented the award to Carhartt's Madisonville Cutting Facility Thursday for 669,980 consecutive hours without lost time injury or illness. 

Paducah Power System

Paducah Power System is reporting four years without injuries to its crew resulting in lost work hours. The utility says they reached this safety milestone Monday.

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Murray State University officials have banned the use of hoverboards on campus.  

The announcement comes just as the 2016 spring semester starts and follows a warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  

More adults across the country are strapping on helmets and hopping on bikes to get to work. That's good news for people's hearts and waistlines, but it also means more visits to the emergency room.

Hospital admissions because of bike injuries more than doubled between 1998 and 2013, doctors reported Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association. And the rise was the biggest with bikers ages 45 and over.

Study: Detergent Pods Can Harm Children Who Play With Them

Nov 10, 2014

It's generally a good idea to have the number of the poison control center handy. That's an even better plan if you have laundry detergent and small children at home.

For decades, poison centers received many calls each year about children swallowing laundry detergent or getting it in their eyes. That problem has gotten worse due to new highly concentrated single-load liquid laundry detergent packets.

Children look forward to the fun and excitement of Halloween, but the Kentucky Fire Commission says everyone should remember to celebrate safely.

The commission's is advising trick or treaters to Wear bright, reflective and flame-resistant costumes and add reflective tape to be visible to drivers.

Heavy boat traffic on the lakes this holiday weekend has Law Enforcement reminding boaters to take extra caution.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife's Sgt. Gary Clark stresses the importance of wearing a life jacket at all times on the water and for drivers to be alert of their surroundings. Clark also recommends caution tonight when marinas have their own firework shows after dark.

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Kentucky State Police say drivers in the fall are likely to see deer on or near roadways, a serious issue that caused nearly 3,000 wrecks in the state last year. State police spokesman Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard says three of the wrecks were fatal. 

Illinois Fire Officials Offer Safety Tips for Campfires

Aug 27, 2012

llinois state officials are reminding campers to practice fire safety, especially with the severe drought conditions in the state.  Officials with the State Fire Marshal’s office say that with the drought there's greater danger for brush fires.  There were 212 uncontrolled campsite fires reported between 2005 and 2012 and authorities say they could have been avoided.  Safety tips include avoiding building fires in windy conditions, not using gasoline or other substances that could cause explosions and never leaving a campfire or grill unattended.  Officials also recommend ensuring all fire

The Memorial Day Weekend will come to a close at day’s end.  Many people will be traveling home during the day.

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