Several hundred employees and managers will attend a worker safety and health conference at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois on March 16th. This event, which is called the OSHA Safety Day Training Conference, will be serving multiple industries, including manufacturing, health care, education, and retail. There will be over 20 information sessions covering safety issues such as: industrial hygiene fundamentals, machine safeguarding, risk assessment, safety and health management systems, and fighting fatigue. In addition, this year's conference will feature an informational session titled: "Reducing Your Risk: How to Keep Temporary Workers Safe."
"The 2016 Safety Day Training Conference is a great opportunity to help small businesses prevent job injuries and protect their workers," said Jacob Scott, OSHA area director in Aurora.
This event will be a great event for owners, managers, and safety personnel in a multitude of industries, and will have a significant importance for any employers who hire temporary workers. This event also points to the target industries in the greater Illinois area which need to be prepared for OSHA investigations, as this information session will leave no excuse for employers who are not in compliance with OSHA standards. If you own a business in any of the aforementioned industries, or if you hire temporary workers, it is imperative you ensure your occupational safety and health policies and procedures are compliant, otherwise you could risk serious fines and citations should you be audited. So if you have any doubts about your occupational safety and health policies and procedures, it is important to reach out to a third party occupational safety and health auditing firm to assist in bringing your company back to compliance.
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