Safer workplaces result in safer communities. Why? Because workers who learn safe practices on the job take them home and into their communities. In Oak Ridge, once a year, an event is held to ensure safer communities by offering free safety classes to anyone who registers.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Oak Ridge Business Safety Partnership, partnering with numerous businesses and organizations will host Safety Fest TN, a week of safety classes, live demonstrations, a Safety Expo, and a community safety forumâ€”all free of charge.Â The event is scheduled for September 14-18 with classes at six locations in Oak Ridge and Knoxville.
â€œThis yearâ€™s Safety Fest TN is popping at the seams with classes, demonstrations, seminars, a Safety Expo, and a community brunch that celebrates safety,â€ said Jenny Freeman, chair of the ORBSP planning committee, which is responsible for organizing the event. â€œWeâ€™ve got something for everyone.”
One of the main events is a community safety forum with Joe Estey, a national safety specialist, who brings innovative solutions to potential safety challenges facing some of the countryâ€™s highest hazard and complex industries. [Read more…]