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Region 5 News Release: 09-254-CHI
March 10, 2009
Contact: Scott Allen or Brad Mitchell
Phone: 312-353-6976


U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA, state of Illinois and Sauk Valley Community College to present OSHA Safety Day in Dixon, Ill.

DIXON, Ill. -- Job safety training is the focus of an "OSHA Safety Day" conference to be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. CDT on March 11 at Sauk Valley Community College on Route 2 in Dixon.

The forum is being co-sponsored by the North Aurora Area Office of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Sauk Valley Community College and the On-site Consultation Program of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

"This conference is a great opportunity to help businesses prevent job injuries and protect their workers," said Michael G. Connors, OSHA's regional administrator in Chicago, Ill.

Employees and managers are encouraged to attend the half-day conference covering issues for warehousing, machine safeguarding, safety and electrical programs.

The fee for the conference is $35 per person, which includes handouts, exhibits, and breakfast. Advance registration is required. For conference information, contact Gerry Harrington at 815-288-5511, ext. 302 or online at harring@svcc.edu.


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