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Public Works Audit Emphasizes Safety, Manager Changes

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer spoke to hundreds of Metro Public Works and Assets employees Thursday morning to announce the results of the agency’s long-awaited audit. The report emphasizes employee safety and shuffling managers to help improve efficiency and city services.

“Public Works is a quality organization with dedicated employees who keep our city running,” Fischer said in a news release. “The review will help us fine-tune the agency, increase efficiency and make employee-safety a top priority.”

The six month study was commissioned by Fischer in December 2010 and was conducted by a five member group led by Dave Vogel, vice president of the Louisville Water Company. It focused heavily on worker safety and listed several ways to reduce workplace accidents.

Among those recommendations is the safety organization reporting directly to the head of the agency and that the agency perform injury investigations with all employees.