As construction activity continues to rebound staying focused on workplace safety and preventing injuries is more important than ever. Construction industry workers owners and supervisors have an opportunity to focus on industry-specific training at the sixth annual Construction Safety Day on Wednesday May 8.
This year’s event will be held from 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Puyallup Fairgrounds Pavilion.
Construction Safety Day is co-sponsored by the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board and the Department of Labor & Industries to promote safety in the construction industry. Despite improvements in equipment and training construction remains a hazardous occupation. Last year eight workers died in Washington state due to construction-related accidents. Many more were seriously injured.
In addition to demonstrations on cranes job-site equipment and tools an exhibit hall and health and wellness booth this year’s Construction Safety Day will have workshops for workers owners and supervisors on:
- LEAN for construction
- Communication and leadership for safety
- Safety rule update including the newly revised Fall-Protection rule
- Accident Prevention Plan (APP)
- Aerial lift and Reach truck safety
Don Coovert Korsmo Construction is a member of the Advisory Board. AGC Safety Director Mandi Kime will be presenting the communication and leadership for safety segment; AGC and AGC Education Foundation are collaborating on the LEAN session.
See the Registration Brochure for more information about the workshops. Registration is $55 in advance or $65 at the door. There is a $10 per person discount for groups of five or more. Visit www.regonline.com/wagovconf-csd to register online.
For more information send an e-mail to GovSafetyConf@Lni.wa.gov or call 360.902.5446.