Construction work is historically one of the most hazardous industries in Washington state each year, accounting for 15 work-related deaths in 2014, as well as many injuries. In the first three months of 2015, three construction workers died, all from falls.
Protecting workers from falls and other construction-related hazards is the goal of the 8th Annual Construction Safety Day, happening Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Washington State Events Center in Puyallup.
The one-day training offers construction employers, supervisors and workers the opportunity to get safety training for industry-specific hazards.
This year’s event goes from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Americraft ShowPlex Exhibition & Conference Center, 110 9th Avenue SW, Puyallup, 98371.
Pre-registration is $60 by May 1, or $70 at the door. Currently enrolled students may attend for $25. Visit www.wagovconf.org/events/csd to register online and see the full agenda. A catered lunch is included in the registration fee.
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.
Presentations on numerous topics are planned, including ladder safety, using smart phones for safety, active shooter response training, and an exhibit hall with educational booths, product displays and demonstrations.