Washington workers to be honored for saving lives on the job!

September 2020

Tumwater– Many heroes don't train, practice or plan to be lifesavers, yet when the need unexpectedly arises, often there are people willing to charge in and help.

On Sept. 22, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries and the Governor's Industrial Safety & Health Board will honor heroic Washington workers during the Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference in via webinar. 

Often adults spend many of their waking hours at work. For some, that means needing help from co-workers or strangers when emergencies happen. For others, it means stepping forward and helping save someone's life during an otherwise normal workday.

The award winners must have performed "hands-on" aid in saving a life. For law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other similar professions, the lifesaving action cannot be part of their normal job responsibilities; it must be above and beyond the call of duty. 

Awards will be announced during the opening ceremonies of the annual Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference, starting at 8 a.m.Tuesday, Sept. 22, to registered attendees. The conference takes place September 21-25, 2020.