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June 18, 1998

Board searches for lifesavers

TUMWATER — Real-life heroes and heroines who saved a life this past year are sought by the Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board.

The board is accepting nominations for the Governor's annual lifesaving awards to be presented at the 47th Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference in Spokane next October. All Washington workers covered by the workers' compensation system are eligible for nomination.

More than 3,000 people around the state are attracted to the conference, which alternates between Seattle and Spokane. This year's conference will be at the Spokane Center on Oct. 29 and 30.

The lifesaving award winners will be featured guests at the opening session of the two-day event. The conference offers opportunities to learn about the latest tools, technologies and strategies for improving workplace safety and health. It includes panel discussions, blockbuster presentations, trade show exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and more.

The lifesaving effort must have occurred anywhere at anytime between July 1, 1997 and June 30, 1998. The nomination requires that the lifesaver "personally" performed "hands-on" actions in saving a life. For law enforcement officers, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians and other emergency professionals, the lifesaving effort must be above and beyond the line of duty.

For a lifesaving award application and additional information, contact the conference coordinator at 360-902-5415. The nomination deadline is July 31.

Information on the 47th Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference is available by calling toll-free 1-888-451-2004.

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