Campus hosts the annual OSHA Summer Summit

Over 550 professionals from Higher Education, General Industry and Construction Industry came to campus to participate in the 5th Annual OSHA Summer Summit.

Hosted byUMass Amherst in conjunction with OSHA, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the OSHA training Institute at Keene State College, Safety Council of Western New England and the Connecticut Valley Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals, the safety training and networking event will offer attendees important professional development topics such as empowering the workforce for safety, developing a safety culture, fall protection, electrical safety, machine guarding, industrial hygiene, emergency preparedness and OSHA case studies.

Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta and Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi were the keynote speakers.  Acosta spoke on Workforce Strong, an initiative ensuring workers, employers and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy. Cocchi spoke to the growing opiate and opioid addiction problems in this country and the impact this has on our communities, families and the workplace.