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Worker safety and health conference set for Spokane in Sept. — register now

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August 14, 2014

Tumwater – One of the largest safety and health conferences in the nation is planned for Spokane next month, and registration is now open for the event.

The 63rd annual Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference takes place on Sept. 24 and 25 at the Spokane Convention Center. The event is geared toward workers, employers and safety and health professionals. It brings together leading industry experts to deliver a program of cutting-edge education, examples of best practices, demonstrations and networking.

The Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board and the Department of Labor & Industries sponsor the conference with support from industry partners.

Certified safety professional and motivational speaker Bruce Wilkinson will open the two-day meeting with a keynote presentation. He uses humor and enthusiasm to inspire audiences.

Featured conference events and activities include:       

  • Two days of 60-plus industry workshops
  • Displays and product demonstrations by more than 80 exhibitors
  • Electrical high-voltage demonstration
  • 41st annual Pole-top Rescue Competition
  • 17th annual Forklift Rodeo
  • A pre-conference Occupational Safety and Health Administration course on accident investigation

A $160 advance registration fee covers the two-day conference, with special discounts for groups of five or more. Students in a college, university or trade program pay only $50.

The 2014 Governor's Lifesaving Awards will be presented during a luncheon at the conference on Sept. 25. The awards recognize people whose heroic acts saved a life at work. The awards will be presented by KREM 2 news anchor Laura Papetti. People can attend the luncheon separately or as part of the conference. The luncheon costs $25.

To register, visit www.etouches.com/ehome/88023. For questions, call 360-902-5415 or email info@wagovconf.org. TDD users call 1-360-902-5797. For conference information, see www.wagovconf.org.

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One of the largest safety and health conferences in the nation is planned for Spokane next month, and registration is now open for the event. The 63rd annual Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference takes place on September 24 and 25 at the Spokane Convention Center. It's geared toward workers, employers and safety and health professionals. The conference offers two full days of industry workshops, demonstrations, an exhibitor fair and a forklift rodeo. In addition, the 2014 Governor's Lifesaving Awards will be presented to recognize people whose heroic act saved a life at work. The Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board and the Department of Labor & Industries sponsor the conference with support from industry partners. More information is available at www.wagovconf.org.

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