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The Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance (KOSHS) expanded program consists of three integrated component programs: 1) KOSHS; 2) Occupational Health Indicators (OHIs); and 3) Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE).

The overall KOSHS program focuses on population- and case-based surveillance of occupational injuries and illnesses in Kentucky, with emphasis areas that include prevention of occupational motor vehicle collisions and severe traumatic injuries; total worker health; integration of occupational health programs with other national and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-funded programs; epidemiological analyses of occupational injury and illness surveillance data; surveillance data quality improvement; and occupational injury and illness prevention interventions.

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Fatal Drug Overdose in the Workplace

In 2020, the Kentucky Fatality Assessment Control Evaluation program recorded the highest number of workplace drug overdose fatalities since its inception in 1994. The alarming trend has continued into 2021, with eight drug overdose deaths occurring from January to June.

Severe Weather Response and Recovery

Severe weather is an ongoing risk to Kentucky workers. Eleven workers lost their lives to lightning, tornados, and floods while working in Kentucky from 1994 through 2020. In December 2021, eight Kentucky workers were killed when a tornado hit the factory where they were working.

Worker Injury County Profiles

A dashboard for work-related injury emergency department visits for Kentucky residents, 2016–2020.