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Students Attend Professional Development Conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers

February 4th, Nine occupational safety students attended the 40th Anniversary Professional Development Conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers in Dallas, TX where they heard presentations on topics such as the legalities of recycling, spill prevention and countermeasures, and active shooter scenarios. Dr. Wayne Jones presented a seminar on “Legal Aspects of Recruiting and Hiring College Students and Graduates for Internships and Entry-Level Safety Positions” describing potential problems for companies hiring students without proper knowledge of the legalities involved and therefor unknowingly violating federal and/or state laws with regard to discrimination and hiring practices. The conference was held at the T. Boone Pickens Conference Center in the Dallas Scottish-Rite Hospital.

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Students attending the conference were (L to R): Gary Russell, Shayla Olsen, Cam Williams, Jeff Allen, Bradley McMillian. Not pictured are Kelly Jeffress,
Michael Foreman, Jonathan Huggins, Randal Rowland.

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