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Safety conference set for March 20

Registrations are being accepted through March 13 for the annual Northern Minnesota Safety Conference set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20 at Evangelical Convenant Church in Bemidji.

Registrations are being accepted through March 13 for the annual Northern Minnesota Safety Conference set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20 at Evangelical Convenant Church in Bemidji.

The conference is designed to benefit anyone looking to develop and improve knowledge of contemporary safety issues. Business owners, those in management and employees can attend break-out sessions that will share information to help improve company, department or personal skills.

Registration for the event is $75. Registration fees include refreshments, lunch and participant materials.

Jay Gubrud will present the morning keynote speech, "Speed Traps, Pot Holes and Idiots." Carol Brotski of the Minnesota Department of Transportation will present an on- and off-the-job look at safety habits in the luncheon keynote, "How Safe am I?"

The morning and afternoon sessions will each feature a number of breakout session topics on topics such as first aid and CRP, keeping training interesting and fun, and updates from Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Topics for the afternoon breakout sessions include electrical safety, ergonomics and work zone safety inspections.

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The conference also includes exhibition space for vendors and businesses to display safety equipment, materials or services.

To register for the conference online, go to w www.optivation.org and click on course offerings.

The Northern Minnesota Safety Conference is presented by BSU, Optivation, Minnesota Safety Council and Northern Minnesota Safety Council.

For details, contact Optivation at 755-4900 or optivation@bemidjistate.edu .

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