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Governor’s Safety & Health Conference set for Sept. 25-26

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TACOMA (Sept. 4, 2019) — Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed Sept. 23-29 to Workplace Safety and Health week in Washington state. And you can join us in continuing the effort to improve workplace safety and health by attending the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference, the Pacific Northwest’s premier safety training event, on Sept. 25-26 in Tacoma.

Over the course of two days, this event brings together business, labor and government to focus on making Washington workplaces safer for us all. This year it will offer more than 80 educational sessions presented by more than 100 presenters from all across the state and the country. The conference will also host a selection of choices for a one day Pre-Conference event on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

The Keynote speaker Todd Conklin, will share his thoughts on the “Human Performance View of Safety Management.”.

Some of the topics included in this year’s schedule are:

  • Accident Prevention Through Situational Awareness: Driving, Work, and Life
  • Advanced Safety for Frontline Workers
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Collaborative Robots: Risk Assessment & Validation
  • Confined Space
  • Fall Protection and Ladder Safety
  • Fatigue at Work: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions
  • Hazard Awareness-Ways to Improve Safety at the Worksite
  • Machine Guarding: A Programmatic Approach
  • Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace “Overview”
  • Near Miss Reporting Programs
  • No Further Harm: Ending Predictable Violence and Preventable Accidents
  • Occupational Exoskeletons: State of the Technology and Live Demonstrations
  • Partnering with Engineering to Improve Ergonomics
  • Personal Safety Stand
  • Reacting to an Active Shooter Event
  • Risk Assessment-Beyond Hazard Hunting
  • Safety Culture Transformation-Expressing Appreciation-It Is More Than Saying Thank You
  • Safety Training Boot Camp: Learn the ABCs of Effective Safety Training
  • Safety in Every Task: Conducting Multi-Layered Risk Predictions
  • Shift Your Safety Focus from Compliance to Learning
  • Silica-It’s Not Just Dust
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Suspension Trauma

This conference is hosted by The Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board, in partnership with the state Department of Labor & Industries, and support from industry partners in workplace safety and health. Click here for more details and registration information.

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