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CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JULY 19, 2005
(615) 741-2257 (O)
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ANNUAL SAFETY AND HEALTH CONGRESS IN NASHVILLE
Homeland Security, Meth Lab Clean Up, Mold Evaluation Among Seminars

NASHVILLE - The 28th Annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center Monday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 27. Titans’ coach Jeff Fisher will present the keynote speech at the opening conference Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. in the Tennessee Ballroom. Attendance at this year’s congress is expected to exceed 2,000 delegates from across the state with approximately 125 exhibitors. Last minute and on-site registration is available to safety and health professionals.

"Workplace safety is a top concern for our department," said Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley. "This annual conference has grown tremendously in the last 28 years from the first congress with approximately 500 attendees to 2,000 attendees this year. Safety and health professionals benefit greatly from the extensive training opportunities. They also get to see the latest innovations in products and services related to workplace safety and health."

The conference features safety experts leading more than 60 seminars and is designed for safety managers, supervisors, plant managers, safety committee members, industrial hygienists, human resource managers, risk managers, health care providers and employees. Workshop topics range from homeland security, safety and health management, industrial hygiene issues, TOSHA updates, health care and construction issues and recordkeeping. The congress is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health (TOSHA) Division of the state Department of Labor & Workforce Development and the Tennessee Chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

The special Federal OSHA Training Institute's approved "10-Hour General Industry Safety & Health Course" is among the workshops offered at this year's Congress. Participants in this course, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, are entitled to all other Congress functions.

To find out more information about this year's Congress or to register call (615) 741-7143, or go to www.tnsafetycongress.org.

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