TOSHA, Partners Hosting Third Annual Safety Fest TN

The event offers a week of free classes and will take place Sept. 8-12 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

The third annual Safety Fest TN will take place Sept. 8-12 in Oak Ridge, Tenn., with the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration joining the Oak Ridge Business Safety Partnership and dozens of other organizations to host the event. More than 40 free classes and seminars and a safety expo are included.

"Offering free safety seminars and educating safety and health professionals is an effective way to try to reduce workplace injury and illness rates," said Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips. "We are thankful for the opportunity to have TOSHA be involved with Safety Fest TN and believe it’s a great opportunity to connect with people in various industries throughout the state."

"We are thrilled to have TOSHA's support and participation," said Jenny Freeman, one of partnership's leaders. "TOSHA has been instrumental across the board in this year's event. We are pleased to have both TOSHA Administrator Steve Hawkins and TOSHA Assistant Administrator James Flanagan speaking at this year's Safety Fest TN."

The expo will take place Sept. 8-9. Attendees come from large and small businesses, non-profits, labor unions, and federal, state, and local government agencies. Bruce Wilkinson will be this year's keynote speaker; he is a leadership/communication/culture implementation specialist, professional motivational keynote speaker, trainer, and consultant.

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