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Agricultural Safety Conference in Yakima

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Agricultural Safety Day is here.  The 6th annual conference about how to stay safe on the job will be held tomorrow at the Yakima Convention Center.  Workshop topics will include preventing workplace violence, safety on ladders, protecting the eyes, sexual harassment, and working with machinery.  The English and Spanish presentations are aimed at reducing some alarming statistics.

Corwyn Fischer of the Government Safety Board says, "Agriculture is one of the top hazards in the state as well as the nation.  Each year…unfortunately there's going to be 6 to 7 deaths in agriculture."

Over 250 are expected to take advantage of tomorrow's conference.  To register or learn more call 206-349-5913 or visit www.wagovconf.org/agsafetyday .

 

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