Fox Valley Tech Offers Safety Conference

Recognizing safety is paramount to any business, Fox Valley Technical College is pleased to offer the Agricultural Safety Conference on December 6 at Fox Valley Technical College.

The day-long conference will provide top-quality safety education from experts in the industry and from Fox Valley Technical College instructors. The keynote speaker is Dr. John Shutske, University of Wisconsin – Madison. He will present “The Rugged Path to Autonomy (and Automation): Opportunities for Synergy in Agriculture and Manufacturing”.

Other sessions include Hearing Health and Protection Strategies, Mental Wellness and Chemical Safety. The final session, Animal Handling and Safety will be facilitated by Sarah Mills-Lloyd, DVM, department chair and Agribusiness and Science Technology instructor at FVTC. This session has been endorsed and approved by the National FARM program for continuing education credits.

“Safety is key to every industry,” Mills-Lloyd explains. “OSHA stresses that farmworkers continue to be exposed to numerous hazards at their job, whether that be safety, environmental, biological or respiratory. This conference has been designed to provide a continued focus on safety for all who work in the agriculture sector.”

The in-person conference will run from 8:30 am-3:30 pm on December 6. It is open to anyone interested in increasing their safety awareness or for those needing continuing education. You can register here.