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12:14 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Tulsa City Worker Injuries Drop Significantly

Water and Sewer Director Clayton Edwards
Water and Sewer Director Clayton Edwards
Credit KWGS News

Injuries to city of Tulsa workers reach a six year low, and officials believe a new Safety First Program is mostly responsible. Since implementation of the safety transformation project, the city overall has reduced the number of serious work-related injuries by 22%. Water and Sewer Director Clayton Edwards says the numbers are even better in his department, worker injuries dropped by 36%.

Before putting the program in place, Tulsa’s reportable work-related injuries were far above comparable cities. The mayor says we’re now in the ballpark with those other municipalities. Workers’ compensation payments have been costing the city around $9-million a year.

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