Worker’s Safety Conference scheduled for Sept. 26 at UACCB

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The 2019 Worker’s Safety Conference is on tap for Thursday, Sept. 26, at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB).

The non-profit conference is hosted by the Regional Industrial Safety Alliance (RISA) which consists of local safety professionals and the Arkansas Department of Labor. All proceeds go back into the conference and a scholarship fund set up by RISA at UACCB.

The purpose of the event is to enhance workplace hazard recognition and strengthen a culture of workplace safety, thereby reducing employee injuries and illnesses, according to RISA.

While the conference is intended for hourly employees, RISA encourages area companies, public agencies, and businesses to send members of their safety committees, supervisors or managers with safety responsibilities, and any others who might benefit from basic safety training. Nursing home administrators and nurses may also use this training for continuing education purposes.

Organizers note the 2018 safety conference was a success with over 160 local workers attending and cooperate sponsorships from Entergy, Future Fuel, Arkansas Steel, Bad Boy Mowers, Batesville Cold, Intimidator, LaCroix Precision Optics, OMP, and Peco.

The registration fee of $25 covers, lunch and conference materials. Pre-registration is encouraged, as this allows the event organizers to plan accordingly. Cancellations will be accepted until two days prior to the conference and substitutions are permitted.

Registration is available online at: labor.arkansas.gov/seminars-and-conferences1.

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