Dealing with Workplace Dangers is Focus of Scottsdale Symposium

October 18, 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

How employers safeguard employees in today's work environments is the focus of a one-day conference to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, November 12, sponsored by the Copper Development Association.

Every day, thousands of employees are harassed, intimidated, threatened and verbally or physically attacked in their workplace. Human resource managers, directors of security, labor attorneys and others charged with maintaining a safe work environment are painfully aware of this growing problem. Once just a concern of industrial and manufacturing operations, today, these topics are critical to commercial and public facilities as well.

A panel comprised of Eugene A. Rugala, supervisory special agent for the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group, Quantico, Virginia; Coleen Widell, president of the American Institute on Domestic Violence, Lake Havasu City, Arizona.; and, John Nicoletti, Ph.D., of Nicoletti-Frater Associates, Lakewood, Colorado, will address these issues from the health, safety, psychological and law enforcement aspects.

Related programs include: Dealing with Acts of Terrorism by David Palmer, president of Emergency Response Planning & Management, Inc., Princeton, New Jersey; Emergency Preparedness: How to Survive by Guy M. Robertson, vice president of Safety Smart Emergency Management, Inc., Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada; Drug Testing Methods by William Dausey, president of Sales & Marketing, Psychemedics Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and, Applicant Testing by David Arnold, Ph.D., vice president of Development & Professional Compliance for Reid London House, Chicago, Illinois.

The conference will be held at the Mountain Shadows Marriott Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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