SCC Will Host Safety Day Conference And Expo On May 19, 2015


West Burlington, IA- Southeastern Community College (SCC) and the Center for Business (CBIZ) will host the Safety Day Conference and Expo for Industry and Construction on Tuesday, May 19, at the West Burlington campus.

Participants will attend informational sessions on safety protocol for industry and construction jobs including disaster preparedness, noise monitoring, hand safety, and other common issues.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Nathan Fethke, Director of the Ergonomics Training Program in the Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety, will deliver his keynote address, “Total Worker Health: A New Frontier in Occupational Safety and Health Research and Education.”

Dr. Fethke is the Deputy Center Director and the lead investigator of a research project in the Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence, and the lead investigator of a research project in the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health.

Dr. Fethke’s research, funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, focuses on addressing key knowledge gaps in our understanding of the linkages between the physical demands of work and the health of workers’ musculoskeletal systems, and on evaluating interventions to improve workplace ergonomics.

Lunch and a vendor expo will follow Dr. Fethke’s address.

CBIZ Executive Director, Don Weiss, says Safety Day is a great opportunity for those in industrial and construction careers to connect and learn how to protect themselves and their employees from preventable injuries.

“This conference and expo is the premier safety event in Southeastern Iowa. It’s a great way to for people to keep up-to-speed on new methods and products, and to learn about changes in regulations and procedures,” says Weiss.

Those interested in attending the Safety Day Conference and Expo may call CBIZ at (319) 208-5375 to register.

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