Workers gather in Jonesboro for safety conference

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Employees across Region 8 gathered on Thursday to get a lesson in safety.

The worker's safety conference took place at the Holiday Inn in Jonesboro. The seminar was designed for employees to gain a recognition of hazards in the workplace and in turn reduce the number of employee injury and illnesses.

The event also covered a variety of other things such as earthquake preparedness and even stress management. Around 100 people attended the seminar that has been held annually in Arkansas for years. "With all of the industry up here, we feel you can help develop a culture," said Clark Thomas with the Arkansas Department of Labor, "It benefits both employers and employees."

The conference was sponsored by the World Safety Organization and took place from 7 to 3pm on Thursday.

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