Wyoming’s new state epidemiologist, Mack Sewell, says he plans to look at seatbelt enforcement as a means to improve workplace safety.
In 2010, the state had the second highest rate of workplace deaths in the nation. In fact, Wyoming traditionally ranks near the top in this category. Sewell will be specifically asked to study workplace injuries and deaths, and then work with lawmakers to try to address the problem.
He says there’s a lot he still needs to learn about Wyoming’s situation, but he says seatbelts are an easy place to start.