Safety Fair Offers Tips, Products, Prizes

Duke's annual event presents the latest in safety products and procedures

Members of Duke's Facilities Management Department check out products during the 2010 Safety Fair.
Members of Duke's Facilities Management Department check out products during the 2010 Safety Fair.

Faculty and staff have the chance to brush up on safety knowledge during Duke's 5th annual Safety Fair next week.Hosted by Duke's Facilities Management and the Occupational and Environmental Safety Office, the Safety Fair will feature about 30 vendors showcasing products and information on how to create and maintain a safer work environment. The fair is from 8 a.m. to noon June 7 at the Washington Duke Inn.Mike Snyder, safety manager for Facilities Management, said June is an ideal time for the event because Facilities is celebrating National Safety Month. Snyder added that the event is a way to draw attention to workplace safety and provide attendees with products that can help them work safer and smarter.Visitors to the safety fair can check out the latest in safety glasses, flashlights, tools and more while also hearing tips from vendors about the latest safety practices. Demonstrations with products will help show employees the safest and most efficient way to work. "In Facilities Management, our focus first and foremost is to ensure every step of a task is completed safely, even if it requires more time to complete," Snyder said. "Our emphasis is to ensure our employees return home safe and sound every day, which is why it's important for us to have this event each year."In addition to learning about safety from a variety of vendors like Grainger, Safety Products Inc., Drummond-American and Zee Medical, visitors will also be able to register for door prizes. Refreshments will also be served.For more information, contact Mike Snyder at (919) 660-4231 or Josln Campbell at (919) 660-4253.