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Wednesday, July 31, 2013   

CASPER, Wyo. - Everyone should arrive home safely at the end of the workday. That's the premise as the Wyoming Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health joins the National Council - called NCOSH.

Wyoming has long had a deplorable job fatality rate, said NCOSH executive director Tom O'Connor, and this new partnership will reinforce the right to a safe workplace.

"So we try to provide both information that's going to help them stand up for their health and safety on the job, as well to understand the hazards at work," he said.

The Wyoming chapter is at the Equality State Policy Center, which stages an annual Workers' Memorial Day to draw attention to the issue.

Dan Neal, executive director of the Equality State Policy Center, said state leaders have taken note of the worker death and injury rate, adding that this project will help spread the word to employees.

"We'll be able to reach out to the experts to help us on many issues," Neal said, "the science involved, and also in terms of training."

NCOSH recently assisted with a Spanish language safety training for immigrant workers in Gillette.


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