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Region 5 News Release: 13-162-CHI
Feb. 4, 2012
Contact: Scott Allen      Rhonda Burke
Phone:       312-353-6976

US Labor Department's OSHA co-sponsors worker safety and health
conference with Sauk Valley Community College March 12 in Dixon, Ill.

AURORA, Ill. – The Aurora Area Office of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Sauk Valley Community College will co-sponsor an OSHA Safety Day training conference on Tuesday, March 12, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT. It will be held at the community college in Dixon, Ill., located at 173 Illinois Route 2.

More than 300 employees and managers are expected to attend the event, representing a broad range of industries in Illinois, including manufacturing, hospitals, construction and grain. Information sessions covering safety issues related to machine guarding, fall protection, electrical work, 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 Kathy Webb, OSHA's area director in Aurora.

Members of the public wishing to register or request additional information should contact Dana Chacon at 815-835-6365 or Jeanne Depuy at 815-835-6212, or email Advance registration is required. The fee for the conference is $30 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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