Safety a Special Focus at Annual Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit, June 21-22

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Industry Safety Alliance (WOGISA) will host the annual Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit in Cheyenne on June 21-22. The 2017 conference will feature an inspirational keynote speaker and more than 25 breakout sessions. New to the Summit, the second day will be dedicated to hands-on safety training courses. Wyoming's top employers and workers demonstrating a strong safety culture and excellence in safety and health programs will also be honored with the Governor's Stop Work Authority and Safety Awards.

The Summit appeals to business owners, human resource managers, safety specialists, economic development experts, training providers, managers at all levels, and workers looking to improve their safety skills and overall on-the-job performance.

This year's keynote features one of the Wall Street Journal's "10 most inspirational people in the world," Chad Hymas. At the age of 27, Chad's life changed in an instant when a 2,000-pound bale of hay shattered his neck leaving him a quadriplegic. Hymas will enthuse, motivate, and move the audience with his important message.

The conference features a robust agenda with breakout sessions highlighting various safety and workforce topics. Participants will also have the opportunity to register for intensive training on fall protection, safety leadership and active shooter preparedness, among other courses, which will be held on June 22.

One of the highlights of the 2017 Summit, the Department of Workforce Services, WOGISA and industry partners will recognize outstanding contributions from employers and workers across Wyoming. Nominations for the 2017 Safety Awards are due May 15. All Wyoming employers and workers are encouraged to attend the Summit Awards Ceremony to honor the award winners and learn about industry best practices. To nominate employers or individuals, or for more information visit here.

Registration for the 2017 Safety and Workforce Summit is $75. Specialized training on June 22 is an additional $25. Space is limited. Those interested in registering should visit here.

For more information, contact: 307-777-6911.

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