2019 DIOSH Day Offers Best Practices for Protecting Workers

Posted by Emily Lee on Feb 11, 2019 10:26:00 AM

US Department of Labor's OSHA to co-sponsor DIOSH Day, Illinois workplace safety and health conference in Peoria on February 27, 2019.


Peoria, Ill. – Construction safety, combustible dust, fall protection, crane safety, organizational change management and developing a safety culture will be featured topics at the workshops and breakout sessions of this year’s Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Day. The event will be held Wednesday, February 27, at the Peoria Civic Center located at 201 Jefferson St. SW.

The conference will offer safety professionals in downstate Illinois the chance to gain important information, learn about valuable resources and network with hundreds of their peers. Complimenting the educational sessions is an exhibit hall featuring governmental and nonprofit organizations, along with product vendors demonstrating products designed to make the workplace safe and healthful.

Sponsors for the 28th annual DIOSH Day include IMEC, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Peoria Area Office, AAIM Employers’ Association, American Industrial Hygiene Association, Prairie Section, American Society of Safety Professionals, Central Illinois Chapter; Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association, Inc. and Illinois OSHA.

Sessions on crane and ladder safety, workers' compensation, safety management and training, OSHA safety standards and updates, ergonomics, and workforce engagement are designed to help employers keep their workers safe and healthy while improving the bottom line for their businesses. This DIOSH Day will also feature a health fair with free screenings provided by UnityPoint Methodist Wellmobile.

Early registration is encouraged, but on-site registration will be available beginning at 7 a.m. CST. The workshops and breakout sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Exhibit area hours will be from 7 a.m. until 2:35 p.m., and the health fair will be open from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

To register or obtain additional information visit http://www.DIOSHDay.com.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information about the agency, visit http://www.osha.gov.

Emily Lee

Written by Emily Lee

Topics: diosh day, osha, workplace health and safety, workplace safety

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