A conference that has been held in Wichita for decades, the Kansas Department of Labor’s Kansas Safety and Health Conference, starts next week and anyone who wants to learn more about fostering a safety culture in the workplace.

The 69th Annual Kansas Safety and Health Conference is Oct. 2 through 5 at the DoubleTree by Hilton and features four general sessions and 24 workshops – all aimed at helping to create safer workspaces and helping employees and co-workers to avoid injury. During Tuesday’s luncheon, the featured speaker is Governor Colyer. He will speak at 12:30 p.m.

The Safety and Health Conference is one of the official resources from the Division of Industrial Safety and Health for emergency personnel, employers, employees, safety professionals and others to go to for training. The conference benefits all Private Industry (companies), Cities, Counties, School Districts and State Agencies.

The four-day event begins with a two-day conference featuring the latest in regulations, changes in laws and upcoming rules. Additionally, the conference features highly anticipated exhibitors that display the latest in safety and health equipment and technology. The conference concludes with two-days of Professional Development Classes (PDC) in the 10-Hour OSHA Outreach Training for General Industry and Construction, and Boiler Code Q&A. Continuing Education is obtainable on a self-submittal basis.

Attendees will also benefit from a free on-site safety and health consultation and access to Industrial Safety and Health staff in attendance.

To view the full schedule or sign up to attend, register online this week at https://www.dol.ks.gov/Safety/events.aspx. Next week, registration will be available on opening day of the conference – Tuesday, October 2.

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