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March 4, 2016



OSHA, Waubonsee Community College sponsor worker safety,
health conference on March 16, in Sugar Grove, Illinois

Who: U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Aurora office
Waubonsee Community College

What: OSHA Safety Day Training Conference

When: Wednesday, March 16, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. CST

Where: Waubonsee Community College
Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL

Background: About 300 employees and managers are expected to attend the event, representing a broad range of Illinois industries, including manufacturing, health care, education and retail.

Over 20 information sessions covering safety issues such as: industrial hygiene fundamentals, machine safeguarding, risk assessment, safety and health management systems and fighting fatigue will be offered.

This year's conference will feature an informational session titled: "Reducing Your Risk: How to Keep Temporary Workers Safe."

The department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's office in Aurora and Waubonsee Community College are co-sponsoring the forum.

"The 2016 Safety Day Training Conference is a great opportunity to help small businesses prevent job injuries and protect their workers," said Jacob Scott, OSHA area director in Aurora.

Members of the public may register for the event at For additional information contact Chris Lester, program developer for Waubonsee Community College at 630-966-4640 or The conference fee is $99 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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Rhonda Burke, 312-353-6976,

Release Number: 16-457-CHI

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