August 6, 2008
Contact: Scott Allen or Brad Mitchell
Annual event co-sponsored by U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA
MADISON, Wis. -- The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will focus on safety and health management systems during the 10th annual "Stateline Safety Workshop" slated for September 17 at the Holiday Inn Express, 3100 Wellington Place, Janesville, Wis.
OSHA's Madison Area Office, Beloit Memorial Hospital, Fairbanks Morse Engine, Frito Lay ¿ Beloit, Heartland Safety and Health Education Center, JDN Safety Consulting and Lab Safety Supply are jointly sponsoring the safety day workshop.
Employees, managers, human resource directors, and safety and health professionals are encouraged to attend the workshop to discuss workplace safety and health issues such as ergonomics, substance abuse, electrical safety and contractor management. General OSHA information also will be made available to attendees.
"This conference is a great opportunity to help those representing small and medium-sized businesses to come together and get current safety and health information that will help prevent job injuries and protect their employees," said Kimberly Stille, OSHA's area director in Madison.
The daylong event will open for registration at 8 a.m. CDT and continue with workshops and breakout sessions until 4 p.m. Vendors also will be at the event.
Reservations will be taken on a first come, first-served basis. The $59 fee for the workshop includes all-day sessions, handouts, lunch and refreshments. Registration and additional information may be obtained by contacting Sally Smart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-757-4822.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to promote the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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