Conference Offers Workplace Safety Solutions, May 5-7
Top federal workplace safety officials speak on opening day

(May 5, 2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn.) - Practical solutions to help businesses reduce injuries and related costs are the focus of the 81st annual Minnesota Safety and Health Conference, presented by the Minnesota Safety Council, May 5-7, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The event features local and national experts leading more than 100 educational sessions, and over 100 exhibitors.

The opening day featured Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA), and Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) speaking on key issues in workplace safety and health.

Sessions throughout the event will focus on safety culture, effective safety management and numerous specific workplace safety and health issues.

The conference exhibition in Hall D (May 5-6 only) showcases the latest workplace safety strategies, products and services.

The Governor's Safety Awards Luncheon, Thursday, May 7, will recognize Minnesota workplaces for exceptional performance in safety in 2014.

"Effective safety programs are good for workers and they're good for business," said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. "The conference is a great opportunity to learn about trends, tools and solutions that will reduce injuries and related costs."

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