Tumwater, WA – A waterfront dock busy with cranes, trucks and forklifts can pose many hazards for workers. Knowing the latest tools and techniques to prevent injuries can make a real difference. That’s what the upcoming Maritime Safety Day is all about.
The one-day event will be held on Oct. 25 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Beach Park Event Center, in Des Moines, Wash.
It’s jointly sponsored by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and the Governor’s Industrial Safety & Health Conference Advisory Board.
The goal of this special safety day is to reduce injuries among maritime workers. The seminar will feature workshops presented by industry experts on topics including fall protection and rescue, commercial diving hazards, toxic preservative coatings and more.
“The Northwest is known for its maritime industry,” said L&I’s conference organizer Rebecca Llewellyn. “This meeting is an opportunity for employees, industry leaders, and government safety experts to come together and share information to promote safety and protect workers.”
The event is geared toward workers, managers, employers and safety and health professionals. The keynote speaker is Dr. Jennifer Lincoln, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies.
Registration is $60 per person by Oct. 21 or $70 at the door. Groups of five or more pay only $50 per person, and currently enrolled students and apprentices pay only $25. A BBQ lunch is included with the registration fee. People can find more information and register online.
The seminar is just one of the events organized throughout the year by the board and L&I to promote workplace safety. Other activities include Agriculture Safety Day, Construction Safety Day and the annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference.
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Source: WA L&I