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June 9, 2008

Heroes and heroines sought for saving a life

TUMWATER — The Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board would like to hear from you if you know of a Washington worker whose quick thinking and fast actions saved a life. Nominations are now being accepted for the governor’s annual lifesaving awards.

All Washington workers covered by the workers’ compensation system or a self‑insured employer are eligible for the lifesaving nomination. The heroic act must have taken place between July 1, 2007, and June 30, 2008, any day or time, anywhere in the world.

The nominee must have performed “hands-on” aid in saving a life. For law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and other similar professions, the lifesaving action must not be part of their normal job duties, but must be “above and beyond the line of duty.”

Award recipients will be featured guests at the 57th Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference at the Spokane Convention Center Sept. 24. The conference is sponsored by the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board with support from the Department of Labor & Industries.

For a lifesaving nomination form and additional information, contact Barbara Saunders, lifesaving award coordinator, at 360-902-5442. Nomination forms are also available and can be submitted online at www.wagovconf.org/lifesaving.htm. Deadline for submitting applications is July 31.

For more information about the conference, call toll-free 1-888-451-2004. TDD users may call 360-902-5797.

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For media information: Xenofon Moniodis, L&I, at 360-902-6458 or visit the L&I News and Media Center at www.Lni.wa.gov/News.

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Do you know a Washington worker who has saved a life? You can nominate him or her to receive a governor’s lifesaving award.

The nominee must have performed “hands-on” aid in saving a life.

For law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs and similar professions, the lifesaving action must be “above and beyond the line of duty.”

Award recipients will be featured guests at the 57th Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference in Spokane on September 24.

More details about the lifesaving awards and how to nominate someone are at www dot wagovconf dot org slash lifesaving dot htm. (www.wagovconf.org/lifesaving.htm)

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