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2018 Utah Workplace Safety Week

During the 2014 Legislative Session, Senator Karen Mayne sponsored legislation for recognition of Utah Workplace Safety Week each year during the fourth week of June. Together with Utah employers and our safety partners, we encourage you to put specific emphasis on workplace safety the fourth week of June and join us at some of the events.

It is the mission of those involved with Utah Workplace Safety Week to promote safe working environments for Utah workers and the public by creating and maintaining an active interest in safety. Objectives are to assist in the overall effort to minimize the frequency of accidents throughout the state, to help employers and employees identify corrective measures needed to eliminate or control safety hazards, and to provide tools and resources to keep safety an integral part of the workplace. Download a copy of the schedule here.

Monday, June 18
Safety Topic: Heights and Falls
Events: Press Conference and Petzl Demos 
Time: 
10 to 11:15 a.m. - Experience an emergency bailout demonstration from a window in the Petzl training structure. learn about tools Petzl manurfactures to use in technical rop rescue operations. Register here.
11:30 a.m. to noon -  Press conference - Join us for a press confrerence with key Utah leaders, including Speaker Greg Hughes and Senator Karen Mayne as they kick off Utah Workplace Safety Week and demonstrate how to perform a rescue at height, featuring a special practice victim.
12:30 to 2 p.m. - Learn risks and injury statistics with improper fall protection implementation. Petzl reps will demonstrate the simplicity of edge-restraint and fall-arrest setup, and display various fall protection solutions and equipment. Also, witness a narrated tower rescue scenario. Register here.
Location: Petzl America (2929 Decker Lake Dr., West Valley City)
Tuesday, June 19
Safety Topic: Focus on Safety
Event: WCF Safety Summit and Workplace Safety Awards Luncheon
Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Description: WCF's four annual safety summit features presenters like Campbell Scientific, Nature's Sunshine, X3 Tradesmen, and more. Topics will cover best practices in safety and how to implement effective safety programs. WCF safety winners will be awarded during lunch. Register here.
Location: Mountain America Expo Center (9575 S. State St., Sandy)
Community Awareness Initiative: #ShowUsYourOrange Social Media Campaign
Description: Show us your support for Utah Workplace Safety Week by wearing orange to work on June 19. Post your pictures on social media and use the hashtag #ShowUsYourOrange for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!
Wednesday, June 20
Safety Topic: Safety in a Diverse Culture
Event: Speaker Forum - Working Through Cultural Barriers in a Diverse Community
Time: 8:30 to 11 a.m. 
Description: Speakers include Chris Talataina, Safety and Health Consultant at WCF Insurance; Consul of Mexico in Salt Lake City, Jose Borjon; and Sgt. David Moreno from Utah Highway Patrol. Register here.
Location: WCF Insurance (100 W. Towne Ridge Pkwy., Sandy)
Thursday, June 21
Safety Topic: Women in Safety

Event: Active Shooter and Self-Defense Training
Time: 2 to 5 p.m.
Description: Learn what to do and how to be prepared in an active shooter situation, taught by Sgt. Wyatt Weber (2 to 3:30 p.m.), and gain confidence with a hands-on self-defense course, taught by Sgt. Steve Manful (3:30 to 5 p.m.). Register here.
Location: SLCC POST Training Center (410 W. 9800 S., Sandy)

Friday, June 22
Safety Topic: Supporting Safety in the Community
Event: AFL-CIO Convention
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Description: Join the festivities at the 62nd annual Utah AFL-CIO Convention. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. with the convention officially starting at 9 a.m. Speakers include Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, West Valley City Mayor Ron Bigelow, Editor of The Salt Lake Tribune Jennier Napier-Pearce, and Bill Gephardt from Gephardt Approved. WCF Insurance high school essay awards will be presented during lunch by Senator Karen Mayne. Price is $25 per person and includes meals. RSVP to judybarnett@utahaflcio.org.
Location: Utah Cultural Celebration Center (1355 W. 3100 S., West Valley City)

 

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