Registration Open for 8th Annual Agriculture Safety Day

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TUMWATER – Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Agriculture Safety Day, which will be held on Feb. 22, 2012, at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

The day-long event is co-sponsored by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board. Featuring programs in both English and Spanish, Agriculture Safety Day is designed to promote workplace safety for an industry that remains among the most hazardous in the state.

Those attending Agriculture Safety Day can participate in workshops on language barriers, forklift safety training, sleep deprivation and fatigue, ATV safety, electrical hazards, the top 5 injuries and associated hazards in agriculture and more.

The workshop, “Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Pesticide Train the Trainer/How to Set up WPS Training,” will be provided in English and Spanish. Those attending will earn a Washington State Department of Agriculture recertification credit.

A workshop just for workers, “Pesticide Worker Training with Certification” will be offered in Spanish only. Those attending will earn a WPS Training Card.

This year’s exhibit hall will offer educational booths and product displays while product demonstrations will be held outside.

Registration is $60 person or $50 for groups of five or more. The student rate is $25. To register, visit www.regonline.com/wagovconf-asd.

For more information, contact Conference Manager Teri Neely at 360-902-5446.
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For media information: Hector Castro, L&I Communications, 360-902-6043.

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Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Agriculture Safety Day. This year, the event will be held on Feb. 22 at the Wenatchee Convention Center in Wenatchee. Agriculture Safety Day is co-sponsored by the Department of Labor and Industries and the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board. The event is designed to promote safety in the agriculture industry. For information on workshops and prices, call 360-902-5446 or visit www dot wa gov conf dot org.

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