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The U.S. Department of Labor and other stakeholders are offering workers, employers, educators, safety and health professionals and others a unique, virtual opportunity to increase their knowledge of workplace safety and health issues during Pacific Coast Safety Fest, March 14-17, 2022.

Pacific Coast Safety Fest is co-sponsored by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 9’s Alliance Partners: the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers at Arizona State University, California State University Dominguez Hills, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and University of California San Diego.

Organized annually by OSHA – in collaboration with Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health, California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health and Nevada State Occupational Safety — the event raises awareness about protecting workers and promoting best workplace practices to prevent illnesses, injuries and fatalities.

The event offers virtual live classes and safety and health resources to anyone working or living in Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam, Pacific Territories and American Samoa. Participation is free, but registration is required.

“More than 4,700 workers were fatally injured in the United States in 2020, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. Tragically, most of these incidents were preventable,” says Regional Administrator James D. Wulff in San Francisco. “Implementing effective safety and health programs can spare needless suffering of workers, their families and their communities. Events like the Pacific Coast Safety Fest 2022 offer a great opportunity to learn how to stay safe in the workplace.”

On March 14, the event will kick off with the following speakers:

▪ Assistant secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Douglas L. Parker

▪ OSHA regional administrator James D. Wulff

▪ Arizona Division of Occupational Safety & Health Assistant Director Steven Morgan

▪ California Division of Occupational Safety & Health senior safety engineer Gary McIver

▪ Hawaii Occupational Safety & Health branch manager Arthur “Roy” Talaeai

▪ Nevada Safety Consultation & Training Section training supervisor Kelly Baetz

Registration for the virtual event is available here