Tumwater, WA – Rushing to subdue a high school student with a gun, providing aid to stranded motorists on a remote logging road, administering CPR or the Heimlich maneuver and recognizing the signs of a stroke and getting urgent medical care are some of the heroic actions taken by Washington workers in the past year. They will all be honored for their life-saving efforts at the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference this week in Tacoma.
In all, 32 men and women will receive the Governor’s Lifesaving Award. They’ll be featured guests at the conference at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.
The conference, sponsored by the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board and the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), includes safety demonstrations, workshops, and special events like the Forklift Rodeo and the Poletop Rescue Competition.
The award winners will be honored for performing “hands-on” aid in saving a life. The awards will be presented by KOMO 4 TV Reporter Elisa Jaffe at a special luncheon on October 8. Recipients are selected by a conference advisory board committee made up of business and labor representatives.
A complete list of the award recipients and a description of their life-saving actions is available on the L&I Website (PDF), or can be obtained by contacting L&I Public Affairs at 360-902-5413.
For more information about the conference, visit www.wagovconf.org.
Source: WA L&I