The purpose of the Workforce Services Department Epidemiology Report on Occupational Fatalities and Non-fatal Injuries is to identify opportunities to make improvements in workplace safety and highlight Wyoming’s efforts to track and identify safety trends. The report provides information on workplace fatalities in the transportation, oil and gas extraction, construction, agriculture industries with a brief narrative of the circumstance relating to each fatality. It also includes information from the Wyoming Worker’s Compensation Program that tracks certain non-fatal workplace injuries. Analysis and evaluation of the data has lead to formation of industrial safety groups, industrial safety programs at community colleges, an increase in the number of state Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) inspectors, and an increase in grants to industry from the Department of Workforce Services (WFS) for safety training and equipment. Data in the future will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs and will provide further opportunity for policy makers and industry to improve the strategy to reduce workplace fatalities and injuries.
A measurable reduction of workplace fatalities by encouraging companies and their employees to make safety a core value.
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services