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Region 5 News Release: 08-718-CHI
May 30, 2008
Contact: Scott Allen or Brad Mitchell
Phone: 312-353-6976

Wisconsin workplace safety and health day aims to protect employees
Annual event co-sponsored by U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA

PEWAUKEE, Wis. -- Making and keeping the workplace safe and healthy will be the focus of the 5th annual "Safety Day, Reaching Out 2008" slated for June 12 at the Waukesha County Technical College's Richard T. Anderson Education Center, 800 Main St. in Pewaukee. Workplace safety and health issues will be discussed along with information made available to employers, employees and the general public.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Milwaukee Area Office, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Waukesha County Technical College are jointly sponsoring the safety day conference.

"It is a proven fact that when employees operate under a comprehensive safety and health management system, incidents of injury and illness go down," said George Yoksas, director of OSHA's area office in Milwaukee. "The conference is an opportunity for small employers in general industry to attend and learn more about safety and health requirements for their workplaces."

Numerous breakout sessions will address, among other topics: OSHA case studies, workplace hazard recognition, ergonomics, machine guarding, safety and health hazards