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Space still available at worker safety and health conference in Tacoma

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September 12, 2013

Tumwater – Space is still available at the 62nd annual Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference on Sept. 25 and 26 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.

The conference is one of the largest of its kind in the nation for workers, employers and safety and health professionals. It brings together leading industry experts to deliver a program of cutting-edge education, best practices, peer networking and demonstrations.

Conference sponsors are the Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board and the Department of Labor & Industries, with support from industry partners.

Governor Jay Inslee will speak at the opening ceremony, along with the keynote speaker, Robyn Benincasa, a two-time World Champion Eco Challenge Adventure Racer and San Diego Firefighter.

A highlight of the annual conference is the presentation of the 2013 Governor's Lifesaving Awards, recognizing people whose heroic acts helped save a life. This year, the awards will be presented by Meeghan Black, award-winning reporter and host of Evening Magazine on KING 5.

Featured conference events and activities include:       

  • Two full days of industry workshops
  • Displays and product demonstrations by more than 80 exhibitors
  • Electrical high-voltage demonstration
  • 40th annual Pole-top Rescue Competition
  • 16th annual Forklift Rodeo
  • New this year! DuPont Thermo-Man demonstration
  • An optional pre-conference session on Communication Techniques for Effective Safety Programs 

A $180 advance registration fee covers the two-day event, with special discounts for groups of five or more. Cost at the door is $200. There are special discounts for groups of five or more. Students in a college, university or trade program pay only $50.

Registration is available online. For questions, call 253-234-7457 or email gishc@kfevents.com. For conference information, see www.wagovconf.org or call toll free 1-888-451-2004. TDD users call 1-360-902-5797. Online registration closes at the end of the day on Sept. 24

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Space is still available at the 62nd annual Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference on September 25 and 26 at the Tacoma Convention Center. The conference is one of the largest of its kind in the nation for workers, employers and safety and health professionals. It offers two full days of industry workshops, demonstrations, an exhibitor fair and a forklift rodeo. Governor Jay Inslee will speak at the opening ceremony. A highlight of the conference is the Governor's Lifesaving Awards, which will be presented by KING 5's Meeghan Black, host of Evening Magazine. More information is available at www dot wagovconf dot org. (www.wagovconf.org)

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