This year's annual Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit will be held on June 14 and 15 at Eastern Kentucky University’s Richmond campus co-hosted by Madison County Health Department and Estill County Health Department.
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, May 1, 2023 --Falls continue to be a leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry in Kentucky and nationwide. In 2021, falls accounted for 43% of fatalities in the construction industry in Kentucky.
The FindHelpNowKY.org team recently visited Voices of Hope, a local substance use disorder (SUD) recovery community organization in Lexington, to demonstrate the newly launched FindRecoveryHousingNowKY.org and to give a refresher of the FindHelpNowKY.org website to the recovery coaching staff.
In 2019, 471 truck drivers in the truck transportation industry suffered fatal injuries on the job, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. The fatality rate for that sector was 27.2 worker deaths per 100,000 compared to the U.S.
Andrew Farrey is a syndromic surveillance epidemiologist at the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center. He primarily works with syndromic surveillance data, monitoring nonfatal drug overdose and self-harm trends in Kentucky residents. In addition to his duties as a syndromic surveillance epidemiologist, Andrew also works with Kentucky poison control center call data and Kentucky Emergency Medical Services data.