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Oklahoma official disputes failing workplace safety grade


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's labor commissioner says the workplace safety grade of "F'' that a national advocacy group gave the state inaccurately and unfairly depicts the state's safety programs.

The Oklahoman ( ) reports the National Safety Council gave the state a failing grade because it doesn't fully meet 35 safety recommendations, including the lack of a workplace ban on smoking and poorly rated workers' compensation laws for injured workers.

The council's recommendations also include specific rules for workplace violence and enhanced 911 systems to help disp...

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