Northern Regional Safety Day Trains Local Professionals

Conference Educates Business Leaders on Health and Safety Solutions

DULUTH, Minn. – Preparing for the unthinkable; that’s what hundreds of workers at the Northern Regional Safety Day Conference trained for.

This year, preparing for emergencies also means understanding that the opioid epidemic might have an impact on workforce safety.

The Safety Day is a unique training opportunity for local businesses and organizations to learn how to improve safety across the region. The conference educates business leaders about OSHA standards, disaster response procedures, and how the opioid epidemic affects workplaces.

“We plan for things that don’t regularly happen and the only way to be good on the day that they do happen is to practice on a regular basis and to come to seminars like this and brush up on your skills day to day,” said Adam Shadiow, Executive Director of the Arrowhead EMS Association.

Safety Day brings professionals together so they can share ideas and work with one another on health and safety solutions.

“It allows local businesses an opportunity, not only safety professionals but members of safety teams to come together, share ideas, and also get refreshed on some topics or possibly the opportunity to learn something new,” said Gary DeBolt, Co-Chair of the Northern Area Health and Safety Network.

More than three hundred leaders attended the conference put on by the Minnesota Health and Safety Council at Spirit Mountain in Duluth.

This is the ninetieth year for the annual conference.

The council conducts smaller training sessions throughout the year.

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