Upper Michigan Safety Conference is April 28

ESCANABA — The 17th Annual Upper Michigan Safety Conference will be held on Friday, April 28, at Bay College in Escanaba. The keynote address for this year’s conference will be provided by husband and wife, Russ and Laurel Youngstrom of Washington. They will share their story of how one careless act affected every aspect of their lives.

In addition to the Youngstroms’ message, Nella Davis-Ray, director of MIOSHA’s Consultation, Education, and Training Division, will provide the conference welcome and the Workers Memorial Day roll call.

The full day conference offers timely and quality workplace safety and health presentations applicable for all industries. A sampling of presentations that participants may choose from include: Workplace Violence, Slips Trips and Falls, Drug Awareness and Recognition, Basics of Rigging and Signaling, Electrical Shock Hazards and Arc Flash, Confined Spaces, Heat Stress, Hand Tool Safety, and Health Inside and Out.

Special presentations and demonstrations this year include a fire extinguisher simulator provided by AJ Ahern, impaired driving simulator sponsored by Blackrocks Brewery and presented by NMU, and the Michigan Center for Truck Safety’s Mobil truck simulator.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and an exhibitor area featuring safety and workplace health companies. Door prizes will also be drawn at the end of the day. Register four people from your company and the fifth registration is free.

All presentations have limited seating, so participants need to register early to ensure their selections.

For the conference agenda, presentation descriptions, and registration information, go to the website www.baycollege.edu/safety-conference, or for more information call Renee Lundberg, Manager of Workforce Development and Training at 906-217-4224.