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Agriculture safety events planned for February in Eastern Washington — register now

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Jan. 15, 2019 #19-002

Tumwater – Agriculture is one of Washington's largest industries. Unfortunately, it continues to have one of the highest injury rates. The state is working to change that with upcoming workplace safety events geared specifically toward agricultural workers and management.

To meet the growing safety and health training needs, Washington's 2019 Agriculture Safety Day events will again be held in two locations.

This year, for the first time, the Kennewick conference will be at the Three Rivers Convention Center Feb. 5. It returns to the Wenatchee Convention Center Feb. 27. Registration is now open online for both events.

Reducing hazards is good for workers, and it makes good business sense. The one-day meetings promote workplace safety and health.

The topics covered during the safety day events are specifically geared to hazards that employers and workers say are the most important. The training is cosponsored by the Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board and the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).

This year's agenda features sessions on tractor and ATV safety, confined spaces, machine guarding, hazard awareness, sexual harassment prevention, distracted driving and more. Many workshops will be in both English and Spanish.

Some classes qualify for pesticide recertification credits. Check the registration web page for details. Several health and safety exhibitors will also be there with educational booths, product displays and demonstrations.

Online pre-registration is $75 per person or $65 for groups of five or more. Students and apprentices get a discounted rate of only $35. Admission at the door is $85. The registration fee includes the conference and lunch.

Register now for Kennewick 2/5/2019: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/382888.

Or Wenatchee 2/27/2019: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/376831.

For more information, contact Conference Manager Rebecca Llewellyn at 1-888-451-2004.

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For media information: Frank Ameduri, L&I Public Affairs, 360-902-5413.

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