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Safety Fest At The College Of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Work may be more dangerous than you think.
In an average workday, more than one person per hour will be killed performing their job.
That's why the College of Southern Idaho is offering free safety classes.
On average, nearly twelve people die on the job every day.
That's according to the Department of Labor.
CSI Safety Fest looks to lower these numbers with preventative training, including training for CPR, treating spider bites or working in confined spaces.
"We do it to help reduce accidents in the workplace. That's one of the biggest problems is when people who aren't trained in certain safety areas put themselves in places where they could potentially get hurt, and this is a way to reduce accidents and fatalities, as well as keep your business safe in the workplace,” explains organizer Stacy Madsen.
A few of the classes offered this year are railroad crossing safety, identifying theft and fraud, and even fall prevention.
"The fall protection class was really excellent. They had a concrete and wood dummy called Woody that they dropped, and it actually shows the exertion of force that's exerted on your body when you fall from heights,” says participant Kyle Brown.
Safety Fest is full of free classes and seminars made possible by about ten local sponsors.
"They provide us sponsorship funds, and then they set up booths here that offer information about their company, and that's how we underwrite the cost of it, because some of these classes do cost us money to present,” Madsen explains.
The four day event continues to grow every year.
Safety Fest is being held at the College of Southern Idaho.
It runs through Friday and it's not too late to sign up.
For more information, visit http://safetyfest.csi.edu.