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August 19, 2009

Registration now open for worker safety and health conference

TUMWATER – Registration is open for the 58th annual Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference October 7 and 8 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

The conference is one of the largest of its kind in the nation and draws thousands of workers, employers, and safety and health professionals. This year's theme is "Safety and Health: Together, We Make it Happen.” Conference sponsors are the Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board and the Department of Labor & Industries, with support from industry partners.

The conference opens with the presentation of Lifesaving Awards, which recognize people whose heroic acts helped save a life.

Featured conference events and activities include:

  • 70-plus industry workshops, including the fourth annual Small Business Workshop
  • Displays and product demonstrations by more than 100 exhibitors
  • High-voltage demonstration/crane demonstration
  • 36th annual Pole-top Rescue Competition
  • 12th annual Forklift Rodeo
  • Pre-conference sessions

A $140 advance registration fee covers the two-day event; cost at the door is $160. Groups of 25 or more pay $90 each; students and apprentices pay $20 each.

Registration forms are available at www.wagovconf.org/registration.htm. For registration information, call 206-349-5913. For conference information, call toll free 1-888-451-2004. TDD users call 1-360-902-5797. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by Sept. 11, and online registration closes Sept. 30.

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For media information: Xenofon Moniodis,L&I, 360-902-6458.

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Registration is now open for the 58th annual Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference October 7 and 8 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. The conference is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, and this year's theme is "Safety and Health: Together, We Make it Happen." More information is available at www dot wagovconf dot org.

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