Week of: September 30, 2019
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Safety Conference Provides Key Health and Safety Information for Area Companies
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development
 
On Tuesday, October 1st, nearly 160 individuals completed eight hours of health and safety training and earned 0.8 continuing education credits toward their safety committee and professional certifications at the Alleghenies Regional Safety Conference held at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center. 

Thirteen health and safety experts donated their time to offer high-quality workshops on a variety of topics. The information presented will help participants create a safer and healthier work environment. 

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the following presenters for sharing their time and expertise: Gina Riordan and Kathy Strain of Drug Free Work Place of PA, Matthew Wensel of Vantage Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Art Martynuska of Cambria County Emergency Management Agency, Bob Winters of the Department of Homeland Security, Mike Stohon of In-Shore Technologies, Michael Faber of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote P.C., Kevin Gaudlip of Richland Police and Laurel Highlands Region Police Crisis Intervention Team, Dr. Christopher Smithmyer of Brāv, Joe Shetler of Conemaugh Memorial Hospital, and Matthew Varga, Josh Johnson, and Bernee Stouffer of Beyond/Hello.

Many thanks go to the sponsors and exhibitors for their assistance in making this event a huge success. This year's sponsors include: Titanium - Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Gold - Cambria County Drug Coalition, Damin Printing Company, and North American Höganäs; Silver - Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center; and Bronze - Corporate Health Resources, Croyle-Nielsen Therapeutic Associates, and Gray Physicians Supply Co.. For a list of in-kind contributors and vendors, click  here .

Also, a special thank you to the 2019 conference committee: Daren Cuppett, Ron Donaldson and Kathy Garris, Lockheed Martin AeroParts; Jeff Dick, PA CareerLink Cambria & Somerset Counties; Chad Gyorke, Leonardo DRS; Dave Johnson, North American Höganäs; Cindy Saylor and Jenn Seese, JARI; Paul Seitz; and Tessa Minnick, Pepsi Bottling Group.

For more information on the Safety Conference and/or the Safety Industry Partnership, please contact Debi Balog at (814) 262-8366 or via e-mail  dbalog@jari.com .
Opening speaker Kathy Strain presents on the topic of medical marijuana in the workplace.
Participants browse the vendor fair in between workshops.
Keynote speaker Dr. Christopher Smithmyer presents on the topic of conflict resolution.
Census Bureau and CareerLink to Hold Job Application Workshop

The Census Bureau and the PA CareerLink of Cambria County are partnering to promote 2020 Census jobs from October 21st through October 25th. Please see the flyer below for more information. For questions, contact the CareerLink at (814) 534-2500.
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