Minnesota Safety Council Conference: How Do We Create Safer Workplaces?
Conference helps employers prevent worker injuries, strengthen safety programs

ST. PAUL, MN (April 28, 2016) - More than 1,500 workplace safety professionals will gather for the 82nd annual Minnesota Safety and Health Conference, Tuesday, May 3 – Thursday, May 5 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Their goal: to gain best practices, tools and practical solutions that can help strengthen their organizations’ safety programs and prevent worker injuries and illnesses.

"Committed employers know that safety isn’t automatic," said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. "It takes attention, dedication and continuous effort to protect their employees."

The event, presented by the Minnesota Safety Council, includes educational sessions with local and national experts, 100-plus exhibitors from across the country, networking opportunities and continuing education credits. For more information, see www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/conf.

NOTES TO EDITOR:
For more on workplace injuries and illnesses in Minnesota, see:
http://www.dli.mn.gov/RS/DlisSaf1.asp – non-fatal workplace injury and illness rates, MN, 2004-2014
http://www.dli.mn.gov/RS/DlisSaf4.asp - fatal work injuries, MN, 1992-2014

The Minnesota Safety Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing injuries on the road, at work, at home, and in the community. For more information, see www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org.

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