Safety is Key

March 18, 2014 Updated Mar 18, 2014 at 3:04 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

March 18, 2014 Updated Mar 18, 2014 at 3:04 PM EDT

Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WKBW) – The 2014 Western New York Safety Conference took center stage again March 12th and 13th at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel in Niagara Falls. This was the 78th annual conference and it addressed many safety concerns.


Volunteers from local businesses organized the conference. They welcomed employees from groups across Western New York, including the Buffalo Public School District. The keynote speaker included Survival Expert Cody Lundin. The goal of the conference was to address safety issues that effect local people and their daily lives whether at work, school or at home.


President of the Board Jerry Bogazc said safety crosses all lines.


“It may be the simplest thing you do at home in terms of how you use your trimmer or how you fill the gas tank on your mower. It translates back to work. You can be working in an office and you improperly close a file cabinet and someone trips over the file cabinet. You're working in a library or school it is all the same,” Bogazc said.


The money from the conference also generated scholarships for high school students. Bogazc said they want to pass this safety component to the next generation of workers.


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