University to host safety conference; ‘Safety – Beyond Compliance’ to focus on safety culture development for area businesses

The Marshall University Division of Applied Science and Technology, Safety Technology program and the Safety Technology Advisory Board will be hosting the first Marshall Safety Conference Sept. 17. The conference will focus on safety culture development for local and regional businesses.

“Safety is an integral part of operating a business in today’s world,” said Toney Stroud, Safety Technology Advisory Board chairman. “Employers invest a significant amount of company resources to ensure their employees have a safe work environment. Thus, we are excited to offer this opportunity for area businesses to learn and share information necessary to create and maintain a safety-conscious culture in the workplace.”

The Safety Technology program, housed in the College of Information Technology and Engineering, provides students with a comprehensive preparatory experience and real-world application of skills, for entry-level occupational safety and health jobs with industry, commercial, government and service organizations.

Who:               Safety, health and environmental professionals and students interested in learning more about human factors, risk tolerance and other essential components of a mature and progressive safety culture.

What:            Marshall Safety Conference – The keynote speaker will be Dr. Todd Conklin,
Senior Advisor for Organizational and Safety Culture from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Where:          Marshall University Foundation Hall
519 John Marshall Dr., Huntington, W.Va.

When:            Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
(Evening reception will be held Wednesday, Sept. 16).

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