Workers’ Safety Conference held at UACCB

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Featured image: An attendee at yesterday’s Worker’s Safety Conference registers for a door prize at an exhibition booth.

The 2019 Workers’ Safety Conference was held yesterday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB).

The non-profit conference was hosted by the Regional Industrial Safety Alliance (RISA) which consists of local safety professionals in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing and the U.S. 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. Seminars covered topics such as “Defusing Violence in the Workplace” and “Hazard Recognition,” where attendees learned how to identify hazards and classify unsafe acts and conditions. Sessions on OSHA updates, CPR training, and welding hazards were also held.

2019 sponsors included Entergy, Peco, Arkansas Department of Career Education Office of Skills Development, Intimidator, Future Fuel, Arkansas Steel Associates, ESA Staffing and Screening, LaCroix Precision Optics, Bad Boy Mowers, and Onin Staffing.

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