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Legislation for a Safer State Getting Broad Support

A massive coalition of manufacturers, retailers and agencies including law enforcement and mass transit have come together to promote a safer Utah. Democratic Senator Karen Mayne of West Valley City says we all need to learn to live together safely.

“As we say with all these good organizations and companies, we have come together to build a culture of safety,” says Mayne.

Scott Bruce is the General Manager of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality at Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper. He says the company’s safety success comes from employees working in a caring environment.

”We try to have quality safety interactions with them every day and the best ideas are coming up from the employment and those people that are involved,”says Bruce.

Two Concurrent Resolutions promoting safety sponsored by Senator Mayne are moving through the legislative process. The Senate passed her SJR8 this morning. It encourages the Utah Driver License Division to included testing and education on safety around rail lines.  SCR9 was introduced in the House Thursday. It's also sponsored by Senator Mayne. It designates June 23-29, 2013 as Workplace Safety Week.

Bob Nelson is a graduate of the University of Utah with a BA in mass communications. He began his radio career at KUER in 1978 when it was still in Kingsbury Hall. That’s also where he met his wife, Maria Shilaos, in 1981. Bob left KUER for commercial radio where he worked for 25 years, and he is thrilled to be back at KUER. Bob and his family are part of an explorer group, fondly known as The Hordes and Masses, which has been seeking out ghost towns and little-known places in Utah for more than twenty years.
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