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March 4, 2015


OSHA co-sponsors worker safety and health conference with
Sauk Valley Community College, March 10, in Dixon, Illinois

Who: Aurora Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Sauk Valley Community College

What: OSHA Safety Day Training Conference

When: Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. CST

Where: Sauk Valley Community College
173 Illinois Route 2
Dixon, IL

Background: More than 300 employees and managers are expected to attend the event, representing a broad range of industries in Illinois, including manufacturing, healthcare, construction and grain. Information sessions covering safety issues related to machine guarding, fall prevention; electrical work, record-keeping and grain bin entry will be offered.

"This conference is a great opportunity for OSHA and the community to come together and share best safety and health practices to help businesses prevent injuries and protect their workers," said Jacob Scott, OSHA's area director in Aurora.

Members of the public wishing to register or request additional information should contact Anita Carney at 815-835-6294, or email Advance registration is required. The fee for the conference is $59 per person, which includes the conference, handouts, continental breakfast and lunch.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit

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Release Number: 15-365-CHI

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