Wyoming House Sends Workplace Safety Bill To Governor

March 9, 2012

A proposal aimed at increasing workplace safety in Wyoming through voluntary inspections is on its way to Gov. Matt Mead.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that the Senate gave final approval to the bill on Wednesday. The House previously approved the bill, which would pay for five consultants to conduct voluntary inspections.

They wouldn’t be able to cite or fine employers if they found any problems.

It would also provide $500,000 for matching grants that companies can use to get extra training or safety equipment.

The governor worked with Rep. Tom Lubnau of Gillette to craft the bill to help end the state’s ranking as one of worst for deadly workplace accidents.

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